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290lb Front Squat (15lb PR) 2X BW

Finally hit double bodyweight on front squat! I wanted to go for 300lb, but I didn’t have time. I’ll get it next time.

275lb X 2 Front Squat PR

Got this one from @alecsmith8 and @codyanderson2_34. 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Unbroken Strict Pull-ups and Strict Handstand Push-ups. Fun stuff! #crossfit #gymnastics

180lb Snatch PR

Finally making some progress after being stuck at 165lb for 8 months.

December 6, 2013: 165lb

August 8, 2014: 170lb

August 25, 2014: 180lb

Snatch pulls, snatch push press, and block high snatch pulls with rebend have been really helpful. Destroy those weaknesses!

Snatch to 1RM: 160,170 (f),170# (PR) #crossfit #olympicweightlifting

Wanted to test my 1RM overhead squat after hearing the CrossFit Games announcement. I got 210lb which is a 10lb PR. After this attempt I thought it would be a great idea to go for 240lb. (Yeah, not smart at all.) I ended up barely missing the jerk.

340# Back Squat PR!

Hit 330# for a 5# PR on Sunday and today I went for a heavy single and got 340# at 146.8# BW. 10# PR in 4 days! High frequency beltless squats are working really well for me.

215lb Power Clean (10# PR)

Katy Perry just happened to be playing on the radio again.

(It’s a coincidence, I swear.)

Video: 245lb Clean (PR)

Worked up to 245# for a heavy beltless front squat single and then I felt like doing a clean ladder.

Clean Ladder (1-2 minutes rest): 135,145,155,165,175,185,195,205,215,225,235 (miss),235,245 (PR),250# (miss)

Haven’t hit a clean PR since last October!

Front Squat PR

I’ve been doing beltless front squats/pause front squats for the past 6 weeks and today I went for a heavy single with a belt and I hit 275# for a 10# PR! Keep it constantly varied, yo.