Saturday, July 30, 2011

July 30, 2011

Over did it...   weighed in 61.96...

Terrible squats  140, 145(fail) 145(fail)
Bench 85, 90 (fail bum of bench) 92.5 (fail lockout right elbow)
Deadlift 175, 185, 195 (fail lockout) - will get this at Worlds in September

Total 410

Ok, disappointed with the squat but otherwise not a bad effort 8 months after major shoulder surgery and dropping 6kgs for the new weight class.  Still a national deadlift record.

Oh and I passed my refs exam the day before the comp, 94% and then reffed the afternoon session as a test ref.  Need to ref again tomorrow afternoon in order to pass teh practical test, but after that I am a qualified National Ref.  :-)

Bed....  Exhausted and sore!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 28, 2011

Sigh....  waiting, waiting, waiting.....

Down to 63.something kgs and water loading...

Since my last update, Mojo's wounds took a turn for the worse, the constant rain here and no shelter meant that his bandages could not be kept dry, they were clean (no mud) but very wet and this just made the wounds weepy...  So I decided it would be best for him to go to hospital where he could be stabled for the next 3 weeks (at $70 a day + vet fees....)   Although expensive, he will heal faster, vet estimates about 12 weeks if left out in the paddock and well this puts my mind to rest about what to do with him while we're in Thailand for Deb's wedding next week...

Tomorrow have the day off work and will head up to Yarrambat Vet Hospital to visit him. It was decided the other day that his front leg was continuing to reopen every time he moved his leg, so a cast has been put on to immobilize it - poor baby.  Will post up some pics tomorrow after my visit.

Busy few days ahead,  tonight I need to study for my Referees exam which is tomorrow afternoon, then  head off to the competitors meeting.  Saturday weight in is at 8 am and lifting commences at 10  (for me)  Another session at 2pm and I'll be doing my ref's prac test. Sunday Ref's test again at the bench only at 10am and the big event - the Invitational with Brad Gillingham and Tony Harris at 2pm....  Presentation dinner at 7pm  (I wont be staying long...)  Then finally on Monday morning fly out to Phuket, Thailand for a weeks rest and relaxation.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 19 2011

OMG!  The last week has been insane!  Insane BAD!

Mojo got his foot caught in the fence up at the paddock and as he thrashed around trying to get free he wrapped his two back legs in the fence.  Luckily a passer-by saw him and called the RSCPA who in turn called a vet to free him and move him into a holding paddock. Unfortunately not a horse vet so then we needed to call our own vet to perform some emergency surgery on his legs. In the miserable rain and muddy paddock he had to be completely sedated and off course fell to the wrong side then had to be rolled over - no easy task with him being 500+kg  and dangerous to say the least.  Stitched up and bandaged Madi and I kept up hourly vigils thru the night with the risk of colic and the massive blood loss - around 5 litres.   Luckily no tendon damage just very deep lascerations and arterial damage (hence the massive blood loss).

Next day (Wednesday) we moved him up to another cleaner menage for recouperation and the vet returned to sedate and check the wounds, then re-bandage again.  Penicillan shots twice daily and some BZT's (anti-inflammatories) in his feed as well.

Vet was back out again Monday to sedate him again to change the bandages and check how well he is healing, thankfully the wounds are clean and now he's on powdered antibiotics - yay - I hated giving those injections....

I'll try to post some pics if I can figure how to get them off my phone...

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

July 5, 2011

Where I would like the bar to sit...

Where it does sit....

Oddly enough my left arm (Shoulder reco side) is in a better position than my right  - however it's because it cant rotate up (restricted).  Maybe I should get the right side reco'd...   (not).  Consequently this affects my balance for squatting.  I need the bar to be lower.