The 2HP will most likely be the 'easiest' of the goals to reach. I would need to average about 88k in training in order to feel confident of reaching my goal (as I am, without exception in 12 competitions) quite a bit stronger in competition than in training). My next workout on Tuesday will be my first in grippers with a 20 mm block as I have been using a 22mm block. Should make a small but noticeable difference (I am hoping).
Overall I would estimate my chances of setting a 74k class WR in the Axle in November as zero, a gripper WR as less than 50% chance and a 2HP record as greater than 50%. We shall see. In the 2006 OZ championship competition my best training lift before the contest was 84k and I pulled 88.5k in the competition and missed (but moved I think) 91k or thereabouts. I want to get down to 74 within a couple of weeks before I go on a three weeks holiday (fishing trout
) and keep that weight. This would give me more than 3 months of training when I no longer need to struggle with a negative energy balance so I can build some strength.
If all fails I will walk away with three Masters WR by default.
As the competition will be held in the later half of November I had a look in my training book for November 2012. The 11th I pulled 87k, the 18th again 87k and the 25th 89k. I need to duplicate this in training but at 74k rather than 83k.
Edited by Mikael Siversson, 09 June 2013 - 07:16 AM.
My goals in the November competition is 91.5k in the 2HP (enough to beat Eric's WR). In grippers (20mm block) I am aiming for the high 150-ies in grippers with my stronger right hand (again aiming to beat Eric's WR) and 140 lbs with my left hand. In the axle I would very happy with a pull in the mid-140-ies (kilos).