Saturday, December 29, 2012

PR: Front Squat

Today I set a new PR for front squat:  242.5 lb.  That's a 7.5-lb improvement.

Monday, December 17, 2012

PR: Snatch

I don't have good data for my personal records for multiple repetitions of the snatch, so I have to assume that what I put up today, puny as it it, qualifies:

  • 2 reps:  140 lb.
  • 3 reps:  135 lb.

PR: Back Squat

On 2012.12.14, I set a new personal record for the back squat:  277.5 lb.  The low-bar technique is really helping me out.  That's a 10-lb improvement, and I think 280 to 282.5 would have been possible if I'd had more time.  I'm resetting my long-term goal at 300.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

PR*: Fran

Today, I set a PR for Fran.*  My new record is 5:31, which is very slow by the standards of truly fit athletes, but it's a 12-second improvement for me.  For what it's worth, I did the pull-ups unbroken and broke the thrusters into sets of 11, 10, 5, 5, 5, 5, and 4 reps.  Next time, I'll try to break the second round of thrusters into sets of 8 and 7, and I'll try to rest less between sets.  I think 5 minutes should be my long-term goal.

* As of 2010, I'm only performing Fran by cleaning the bar from the floor, rather than lifting it out of a rack.)

PR: Back Squat

On Thursday, 2012.12.06, I set a new PR for the back squat:  267.5 lb.  That's a 22.5-lb PR, and it felt pretty easy.  I believe most of that improvement is due to my recent adoption of the low-bar technique.  I think 275 should be posible in the near future, and my long-term goal is 300.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

PR: Cindy

The day before Thanksgiving, 2012.11.21, I set a new PR for the workout named Cindy:  24 rounds plus 15 reps.