It’s been one year now (Dec2015) since Cara choose to get formal powerlifting training. If you would have asked her what she totals back then, I’m fairly certain she’d ask “What’s a total?”
Regionals weren’t even over yet, and she was asking if she could compete again in October. As her coach, and a firm believer in the only was to get better is to compete, I gave her the okay and started working on a plan. Cara was going to have a good 2 weeks off training due to vacation plans and the post meet week off, that I strongly suggest. This left us with only about 9 training weeks to increase her first 551 total that is now has forever etched on her hand.
Fast forward to today and Cara already has 2 USPA competitions under her belt and a 600 lb total, upping her previous August total by a substantial 49 pounds.
At the USPA Jacked O Lantern Classic, hosted by Competitive Edge Power and Fitness, Cara posted 4 new personal records. She took her previous best competition squat from 181 to 203.9, bench press from 104.5 to 110 and her deadlift 265 to 286.6 and her 551 total to 600.
Congratulations Cara! Can’t wait to see how you do at PA States.