We’re eight weeks in to our Hatch/WL cycle, which means you are all about to
hear read the magic words—it’s time for a de-load week. This is not a “leading up to testing” de-load, but a “Dear Jesus, I need some rest” de-load. Enjoy this week, kids. The actual working time in the gym should be very short, so you should all go ride a bike, or climb a mountain—you know, ’cause you’ll have so much free time.
Also, when I say “don’t max out”, please… DON’T MAX OUT.
This Saturday may have been an all-time PR for me, for the amount of HOLY SHIT lifting videos I received in one day.
-The first one was from Mike Poppa, and it featured his buddy Stu (who was the lifter featured in this all-time bro video). This lift is not perfect, but OH MY GAWD is Stu fast. Thankfully, no PVC was harmed on this lift.
Stu – 275# Snatch:
-Next we have the co-reigning “King of the Outlaws”, Marco Coppola, with a fairly vulgar display of power (Pantera? Anyone?). Marco and Kat Anderson did a local competition on Saturday. One of the events was a Max Clean and Max Deadlift. I’m pretty sure Marco would have won this against any competitive exerciser on Earth (if someone can beat him—on video—I’ll tip my hat to you, and post the video right here). He didn’t Jerk the Clean, because he didn’t have to. And he stopped adding weight on the Deadlift, because he knew that he had already won by about 3,000,000 pounds.
Side note: Marco has cut 10-15# in the last month, and is getting very close to 94kg (although his ‘fro weighs 3.3kg).
Marco Coppola – 385# Clean AND 565# Deadlift:
-Finally, Kat Anderson also did something a little special. She PR’d her Deadlift…at FOUR-HUNDRED-AND-FIFTEEN POUNDS…
Kat Anderson – 415# Deadlift:
12 minutes to work to a heavy Hi-Hang Snatch (shoulders even with the bar – start roughly 3-6″ below the hip).
*DO NOT work to a maximal attempt. Focus on speed under, and perfect attempts. NO MISSES.
3 rounds for time of:
15 Thrusters 115/75#
15 C2B Pullups