Fat Matt ogling over a bunch of cake at Harold's Deli in New Jersey, after my seminar with Uncle Mike at The Training Room, hanging out with Chris Dillon, talking about healthy shit while eating a bunch of deliciously oversized sandwiches, on Feb 29.
Vanity Matt taking a gay pic of himself a month later, March 30, 20 pounds lighter. All the crap in the picture to the left, was dumped in the toilet to the right. To be honest, I need to start bench pressing more, but I digress.
I came in 2nd in my class, and the guy who won my class won the Sinclair total (basically the best overall lifter). One of the funny things I realized is that if I stayed heavier, I would have came in first in the 94 kg class, as my numbers were the best in that division, but I wouldn't have had the struggle of losing all the weight, would have remained stronger and put more focus into performance instead of weight loss. Lesson learned. Especially at this level, just focus on performance. But if I didn't lose that weight, you wouldn't have asked the question, "How did you do it?" Well, I outline my basic nutrition and training plan on The Consummate Athlete if you're interested. Enough talking. Here is the video of the meet if you have an extra 15 minutes. You'll see the guys warm up and snatch. You'll see me power snatch because my shoulder was giving me issues in the bottom of the catch, so I just powered it to be safe. And I hate that because competition isn't always safe, you just gotta get it done sometimes, even if that goes against my beliefs. Then in the c&j, again you see me power clean easy weight for me and witness me get my ass kicked by the jerks. I totally sucked balls in the jerks, it ruined my day. For both the snatch and the c&j, I choose easy openers to take the pressure off and get on the board. It was fine with the snatch, and I could have snatched a lot more weight which is evident in the video, but that doesn't matter. But my "easy opener" for the c&j proved to be a different story. Easy clean yes, but the jerks went to crap, and it is my training's fault, I rarely practiced them and they are my weakest link. Take a gander...