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05 November 2011

Hail To The King, Baby- There's A New King At 181


... and his name at Jamie Lewis.  I haven't posted this week as I'd been cutting and traveling for the APA Power Frenzy at Iron Sport.  After a retardedly horrible cut to 181, I lifted raw (no belt, no wraps) and posted what will be the highest total of any 181 pounder who's currently lifting, and 2nd on the Powerliftingwatch.com all time list.
Miserable, exhausted, starving, and dehydrated at 186, three hours before weigh-in.

My attempts were:
Squat- 545, 585, 605, 615 (4th)
Bench- 335, 355, 375(missed)
Deadlift- 565, 605, 640, 655 (4th)
Total: 1600 on third attempts, and 1625 including the 4ths.

- Previously, WC Waldron was the #1 squatter with 606.
- Previously, Alex Tertisky was the #1 ranked Total with 1598.

The whole thing was streamed live online, so vids of my attempts will be forthcoming (set to "Suck My Dick" by DJ Valentino for the amusingly shittalking-prone internet powerlifting community).  Until I can get those, here's a random pic of me Steve Pulcinella posted on Facebook.

As for my prep, when I'm not exhausted I'll follow up with a basic synopsis of my training and diet, which boils down to "squat and overhead press 6 days a week.  Repeat."  I will mention that I've not deadlifted once since last year.  Instead, I squatted, shrugged, and overhead pressed.  Hence the ridiculous legs and traps.  

Can we all now agree Smolov and Sheiko aren't the end all be all?  That'd just be awesome.

Until that day, motherfuckers.  Go lift something heavy and stop staring at your computer.

44 comments :

  1. That's fucking awesome man. I've never heard of a fourth attempt. I assume it's used when you're breaking a record?

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  2. bad motherfucker, impressive, congrats

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  3. I found a link:

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/apa-power-frenzy-2011

    Go to 01:43:43

    Looks like a miniature Godzilla stomping around

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  4. Congrats man. Awesome total. You should post the results over at bb.com so they can endlessly debate your methods for the umpteenth time haha.

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  5. Congratulations! Did you have to do the bp conventional style? Have you considered focusing on improving that to climb to the #1 place of all time in 181s?

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  6. fucking awesome.
    1:44:46 = rawr!

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  7. Awesome and Inspirational beyond belief.

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  8. "No one on Earth is going to sponsor a guy who competes simply to fuck with the other lifters in a sport with which he doesn't even identify himself". They would and you do. Awesome total BTW.

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  10. fuck yeah man. Just fuck yeah. This is what you needed. You deserve it. fuck yeah. Happy for you.

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  11. so surreal watching you lift without a bunch of shitty black metal in the background

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  12. Congrats, of course, I'm very jealous of that deadlift. I agree with Raw Finn though, as much as you hate it, it seems like focusing a little more on the bench press would be the easiest way to improve that total. Strong as you are, It probably wouldn't take that much for you to be benching well over 400.

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  13. That's awesome Jamie! Those are some killer numbers! You're a beast!!!

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  14. Congrats Jamie. Did you bench reverse grip this meet?

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  15. Real lifts at a real bodyweight...congrats, diesel strong.

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  16. No belt - no wraps. That's raw. Fuck all the bullshit debating about it.

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  17. In re the bench, I've been working it a bit and thought I had a shot at 405, actually. To that end, I tried an Oly shoulder stretch I read about on Pendlay's website and fucked my shoulder to bits. It's inflamed as hell, and I had to drop my opener by ten lbs just to ensure I'd get it- I close gripped it. 355 went up fairly easily and I thought I'd get 375, but my shoulder was fucking killing me, in spite of ketamine cream and a cortisone shot. I hit a 3 second paused double with 345 two weeks ago, however, so the bench is moving upwards. I considered reverse gripping but was worried about dropping it in my mouth with the state of my shoulder.

    Jip- who do you think the "Suck my dick" video's for? Hahaha.

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  18. Tell us more about ketamine cream - where do you get that shit and does it make you high? It makes me think of the "flying salves" witches used to use.

    Oh and congratulations^^

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  19. TPS makes it and it's available by prescription only. It's not going to get you high. I suppose you could eat it, but I didn't- lidocaine in the throat seems like a decent way to suffocate yourself. It's a mix of a bunch of shit.

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  20. Damn, you would have a shot at a 1700 lb total with a better bench.

    What was the stretch? Shoulder dislocations? You have to be really careful with those unless you already have some pretty supple shoulders.

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  21. A just over 1700 lb total with no wraps/belt would be an all time record at 181, and not incredibly far off from record with wraps/belt.

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  22. I've no idea what it's called- it was an overhead lockout with the bar and you let the bar drift back while you push your head forward. Was supposed to help with overhead squats and the like. All it did was fuck my bench to bits.

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  23. Sounds like you "touched" your anterior ligaments of the shoulder. Possibly Labrum as well.

    Don't know why you would do it in the first place. People already have a tendency (especially overhead weightlifters) to develop more of a posterior ligament stiffening.

    Most common cause of shoulder dysfunction towards overhead lifting comes from faulty scapulothoratic kinematics.

    So why you would pop your shoulder to the front is beyond me.

    Good luck with the rehab though. I'm actually writing my thesis on it.

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  24. Jamie, how did you get around the drugs test? Suck cock? Or..erm..suck cock?

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  25. Thanos- As it happens, I have a bone spur in there, and am just dealing with a shitload of inflammation. I've been taking some kind of time released Ibuprofin, icing it, and using the TPS cream, so it's getting better slowly but surely. I'm going to take a crack at Bob McKee's records in the next couple of months I think, so hopefully it'll stop being a bitch.

    Rant- Good to have you back! You were missed. Shame to see the months of inactivity didn't inspire you to more creative trolling, however.

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  26. you know that we are all happy for you, but you also know that we are all waiting for the post about the training and diet, that'd be patently awesome

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  27. Try giving your supraspinatus some tough love with the thera cane. That helped me get over my bench shoulder.

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  28. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/18328633 at 15:20, 28:00, 43:00 and 46:00

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  29. Auwtch. Bone spur can be a pain in the ass, and regrow if you're not carefull or lead to frozen shoulder (although I doubt the later in your case).

    I can send you some articles on physiotherapy & rehab if you'd like. No bro-science, the real deal. On sleeperstretch and the likes.

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  30. I'm 6'1'' 225 and your bigger and stronger than me... fuck you Jamie! hahah Congrats man

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  31. FUCKING AWESOME!!! Jamie you are an inspiration. No belt 1625 at 181=crazy, strong motherfucker.

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  32. Thanos- Hook it up. Much appreciated.

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  33. Got a working emailaddress I can send them to?

    I'm too stupid to figure out how this blog thing works. I'll send them to you on wednesday.

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  34. Great work Jamie! Enjoy the hell out of your blog man.

    Ben Edwards

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