With Louis comfortably going over 300kg and looking great for his meet in 4 weeks time, I had to step my game up, no fancy playing around with 240kg for fun, it was time to test myself for real. First up the squat, I slowly worked up to 280kg , the first rep was wobbly half way down, lost my line a bit due to having a slightly whippy bar but managed to steady myself for the other four reps. Felt strong with a bit more in the tank.
Next up the deadlift - I didn't plan to go too heavy here because I'd only gone up to 240kg this year but Louis wasn't having any of it and forced me to go heavier as he could see the speed the weight was moving well from the floor, so I took up the challenge, 290kg it was. My positioning felt great, leg drive was good and back was perfectly flat.....3 reps later concluded a great workout and definitely re-ignited the powerlifter in me, boy that felt good.