Ah, this powerlifting makes me so happy! Coach and team are pretty much ideal - I cannot imagine a better setup (I am already fretting about being away from NYC for some sabbatical time next year and what I will miss at home!). Josh had a good strategy for today that involved building confidence on "openers" (you get 3 attempts at a powerlifting meet on each lift, and it's important to set the first of the three at a realistic number as to fail at the opening attempt is NOT DONE - second only to using the 35-pound plates as a rookie error!)...
initial work set: 5 x 2 x 100
1 x 1 @ "opener" - 125 for me (and it went up easy, as did T.'s 155)
4 x 20 shrugs with 52.5lbs
100 rope triceps
1hr upper body
(Didn't have vim to run this morning, though weather was beautiful - the day after traveling I am always good for very little.)