(Sorry, I swear I’ll have a full recap post tomorrow – probably.)
As if beating American Open 105+ Champion, Tom Sroka, on the Snatch see above wasn’t enough sorry Tom, you shouldn’t have told me, Paul Estrada had to take things to the next level at the AO. No matter how impaired booze, how late 3:00am, or how ridiculous the location outside the main competition hall while we were trying to break in for an inebriated Snatch off between Jared Fleming, Jon North, and Kendrick Farris, Paul proved yet again that he is a modern Hercules in space dolphin tights. The “Tallest Lifter in America” fact, or “Pole Vaulter” as Tom Sroka called him, simply took a human female 48kg AO 3rd place finisher – Suzy Sanchez into his bare hand, and performed a classic feat of strength with her. Next thing you know he’ll be able to walk on his hands like a Bunyanesque gymnast video coming tomorrow.
1) 4X3 Hang Power Snatch @ 75%-80% – rest 90 sec.
2) 4X2+2 Power Clean + Push Jerk @ 75% – rest 90 sec.
1a) 4X2/4 FS/BS @ 94% of 131209 – rest 60 sec.
1b) 4X5 Strict HSPU + ME Kipping HSPU (regionals standard) – rest 60 sec.
Note: This should be performed as one consecutive set. If your first round total reps are over 20, add a plate or parallettes for a deficit.
Rest after rounds: 1 – 3:00, 2 – 2:00, 3 – 1:00