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    Time to brag a little

    So my 16yo decided a couple weeks ago that he would be doing powerlifting this year as opposed to pole vaulting for track. Had 2 days of "practice" and today was his first meet ever. As a scrawny 16yo that we have been trying to put weight on, he is in the 145lb class at 142.xx. Had a total of 655 for the day.

    Bench PR at 145
    https://i.imgur.com/Jm7O1ft.mp4

    Squat at 235
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    Deadlift at 235. Later pulled 275. Need to work on his DL sumo technique a little
    https://i.imgur.com/p1ZRTij.mp4
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    Nothing beats these proud poppa moments !!!!

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    Wow pole vaulting seems a long way from power lifting, what made him do that transition?
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    Most likely since the wife and I have both been in the gym a ton lately. Plus, he's wanting to pack on some weight for football season which is counter to pole vaulting
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    As I said in the chat earlier super impressive for his age. Like father like son I guess.

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    Good stuff Creek. One day, he'll out lift you and you will be just as proud then.
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    Hell yea, Creek. Was he happy with his lifts?

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    That's awesome. Yeah, you have some tweaks to the sumo pulls. He turned it into a 2 part lift. Push those knees out and the hips don't rise up first and then back. Still, be proud of your kid. Most don't have the balls to step on a platform.
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    He was happy with his numbers for it being his first time. He knows he needs some work on the sumo and I wish I had more time at home to work on it with him but I'm sure we can get him squared away in short order
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    That's so cool man, congrats!

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    That's great for him! He should feel proud for a strong first showing.

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    Don't let him quit pole vaulting though!!!

    It's one of the most athletic events you can do. I may be biased, I was a pole vaulter in high school.
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    Nice. Keep supporting him!



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