I am truly grateful to be a part of a day like today. We have seen success and PRs before, but not like this—not this many, not this much. Your persistence and desire has been rewarded, but our work is not done. Headphones on, hoods up.
I’m not going to post all the videos we received today, just the 2 biggest men’s lifts, and the 2 biggest women’s (with an extra treat from Sarabeth Phillips).
-Steven Platek, SIX HUNDRED POUND DEADLIFT:
(Please don’t comment on how ugly it is. Steven knows it’s ugly, I know it’s ugly, but this is still ‘Merica folks. If Steven wants to snap his shit up for a 600# pull, then he’s allowed to do it. And NO, I am not recommending snapping your shit up.)
-Zach Brodis is stronger than you (except D-Rob, and Steven Platek – see above):
-Kat Anderson is stronger than you, unless you’re a dude…maybe. Kat 380# @ 155#:
-This is Rashida Byams, you don’t know her because she’s only been training with coach Michael Winchester for 5 months. This is 375# @ 155#:
I’ve saved what I believe is the best lift of the entire week for last. This is Sarabeth Phillips, from Wednesday, with a TWO HUNDRED AND FIVE POUND Bench Press at a bodyweight of…you ready for this…one hundred and twenty three pounds. (Yes, she raised her hips, no that’s not good technique. Shutup now.)
1) 20 minutes to establish a 1RM Snatch.
2) 20 minutes to establish a 1RM Clean & Jerk.
Compare to 120602
20 minute AMRAP of:
10 Pushups (hand release)
15 Air Squats