TWO PREMIERS at the Cup of the Blue Swords

FIRST OF ALL A SMALL UPDATE ON THE CURRENT STATE OF THINGS

The preparation is still going according to plan, the training loads are increasing, the body weight is decreasing as planned by my nutritionist @miri.krug (NUBYMI) I currently commute between 75 kg and 76 kg.

Surprisingly, I feel very comfortable with this quite low body weight! Additionaly, I have enough power for training as well. Currently my PB in snatch is 145 kg and 175 kg in clean and jerk.

In this preparation, we put a special focus on the clean, because I was struggling here in the past. That's why I was able to clean 185 kg already, but I've only done a 175 kg clean and jerk so far.

WORLDS DRESS REHEARSAL IN MEISSEN

Now the very first big dress rehearsal was on the agenda before the World Championships, the Cup of the Blue Swords. For me personally always a big highlight in the competition calendar! To compete in Meißen is almost like a home game and is therefore a lot of fun! You meet old acquaintances, exchange ideas with the organizers, talk to friends and fans and even the family is there.

But there are also expectations, especially if you have already won the cup three times. That's why I was a bit tense and focused before.

BABY FOOD AS PRE-WORKOUT

Nevertheless, it was then sometime so far! For weighing I served ice-cold 74.55 kg - not so bad at all! By the way, at this point I would like to mention briefly, it is usual to start such "test" competitions with 1.5 to 2 kg overweight, simply to avoid stressing the body.

After weighing, I gave myself baby food, which, according to my nutritionist @miri.krug (NUBYMI), goes quickly through the stomach and has everything you need to quickly provide energy for a competition. After a short conversation with Saxony's Minister of State for Economy, Labour and Transport, we went to the warm-up area.

SUCCESSFUL DRESS REHEARSAL

The Blue Swords Cup was by the way the very first competition with my new coach and a lot less weight than usual. So in many ways it was a dress rehearsal. The warm-up went well, just like the training sessions before. The difficulty was to get it on stage. Then I already stood in front of 140 kg, my entry attempt, the supposedly heaviest of all three attempts. With the first attempt the whole schedule for the competition stands and falls.

So focus hard and let's go. 140 in the first snatch. Then 145 kg and finally 147 kg. I was really satisfied! I started the clean and jerk with 170, followed by 177 kg and I finished my competition with 182 kg. I succeeded in the dress rehearsal, everybody happy. From that point of view it was an all-time best, I had never managed 329 kg in the total with such a low body weight. I take this feeling and self-confidence with me to Thailand and hope to be able to add a little more there.

TOTAL RANK 4

After the award ceremony there were interviews, discussions with fans and a small doping test. I finished first in the category up to 81 kg, but that wasn't difficult, after all I was the only one.

All in all a successful competition, which was a lot of fun and finally gave me the 4th place in the overall ranking.

Next stop: Pattaya/Thailand

Yours Max😊

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