OK, to make a long story short...
I pulled 385, 420 without a problem. I went with 445 on my last lift. I pulled it up smooth, locked it out, the judge gave me the hand motion to lower the weight, and I was ecstatic. 445 came up so quick, I realized I shoulda done 455 or 460. I was happy as hell.
As I was going up to shake hands with some of the guys after the deadlift was over, one of the guys says "bummer about your 445, I thought it was good." I was like, "what bummer?" Apparently, I got red-lit on my 445!
It had been almost an HOUR and I thought I had pulled it!!! I got very pissed, very fast. I went hunting for the judges and, lo and behold, the judge that did the lights (red or green) had already left!
I found the side judge and asked why I missed my last lift, I locked it clean.
"you locked it out, then when you pulled your shoulders back, your knees bent a bit I THINK"... I about came unglued. Apparently, I can have the lift locked out
, but when I put my shoulders back I MIGHT have bent my knees... the judge that made the call was gone.
At any rate, I won the 148 division with the 420
It's pretty bitter sweet though, I FEEL AS THOUGH I should have a standing 445, but the person I want to grill was nowhere to be found.
If he thinks me knees bent "A BIT" like the other judge, why did he give me the "OK" to lower the weight? If it's true (considering I had 6 other people that watched saying I locked that shit out
) then I will adjust my form accordingly to no longer lock out my shoulders... apparently standing up is enough
I am still upset. Oh well.
So much for being short-winded.