The PR celebration…
Some choose to slam bars like prepubescent gorillas who’ve discovered that shaking the banana tree is easier than climbing up it. Others, overcome by joy and testosterone, throw bars like fadeaway jump shots with the gravitational pull of Jupiter. Whatever the athlete’s chosen celebration is, it is usually something that happens in the moment – an immediate rush of adrenaline that cannot be controlled.
Like this 210# Jerk PR for Bethany Hernandez, at a BW of 124#:
Sometimes; however, something magical happens. A lifter knows when they’re going to PR, and is prepared. On those days everything is clicking, they’re feeling strong, and the force is with them. When these unicorn days arrive, and the athlete has the kind of hips that are made for shakin’ – then it’s time to put on a show. I’m going to go ahead and say that the video below – featuring Adam Kubo’s “Beat It” celebration – is officially the single best PR celebration I’ve ever seen. Not only is it entertaining, original, and worthy of a perfect 10 on “Dancing With the Stars”, it sets a new standard of creativity and chutzpah for the Outlaw community and the barbell world as a whole.
Adam Kubo – 305# PR Clean from blocks @ 172# w/ “Beat It” celebration:
Also, if anyone can do better, you should try to beat it.
5X1 Snatch from blocks (just above knee) – work to a max single for the day (no more than 5 attempts), rest as needed
1) 3X3 UB Hang Snatches (full) from the Power Position – rest 90 sec.
2) 1XME T&G Snatches (full) from floor @ 100% of max triple from #1
1a) 4X5 Front Squats – work to a 5rm (final set should be an attempt @ at least 10-20# more than last week’s 5rm), rest 2:00
1b) 4X10 Tempo Ring Dips (3 counts down, 3 count pause at bottom, 3 counts up, 3 count pause at top) – if 10 UB reps at strict tempo is too easy add weight, rest 2:00
20 minute AMRAP of:
50′ HS Walk
50 Split Jumps (each jump = 1 rep)