AC has been training with Taylor, a good friend that I used to pal around with when I was still in school. Taylor has pretty impressive pressing strength and bear-like features. I have heard stories of him cuddling a grizzly in its den because he “needed a soft warm body in those winter months”. I wasn’t shocked when he told me this.
A-way is his fiance and is in the top three funniest girls I know. She has surprising ferocity in her miniature stature, especially regarding her bear hug (it helps with Taylor). They are both the feature of another original AC film, and AC makes a deadlifting appearance at the end. Sweet song too.
T-Ray and A-way from A.C. on Vimeo.
In early June, Brent hit a PR Snatch at the WFAC in the midst of his powerlifting training.
Here’s a vid of Chris pulling 600 back in May (I think). He doesn’t get pumped at all, and that’s a rarity for him. I thought it was more impressive because he just walks up to the bar and pulls it (trust me, I know what he’s like when he’s amped).
PR Friday. Post any personal bests you may have hit this week into the comments.
Rack pull 765×1
Benched 420. Would have tried for more but was at the fire station and ended up running calls for 2 hours. I think I had at least 10-20 lbs more.
Press 80#x3 85#x1
2000m Row 9:49.2
Clean & Jerk 125#
Deadlift 225# w/o belt!
Front Squat 170#x1 (fingers crossed this will mean something for my stalled clean someday when I get my stupid technique in order…)
Children Tossed (and caught, repeatedly): 3- 6yo. @60# 4yo. @45# 2yo. @30# (“Aunt Rachel will thow you!”)
Being strong makes me a human jungle gym to my military family nephews I only get to see twice a year. All training associated pain= totally worth it.
Went to an unofficial powerlifting meet at a crossfit gym in Mississauga this weekend — thanks Element for hosting!
Put up some submaximal numbers in order to ramp up for a big meet in Ottawa on Saturday.
So no PRs, but I helped my friends and some first-time powerlifters set some PRs and that honestly feels just as good!
I’m a little late to the party. But I competed in my second weightlifting meet yesterday and went 6/6. I’m in the 77 kg senior class and I’ve been lifting for 5 months.
Snatch PR – 85
C&J PR – 101
Total PR – 186
Next meet is 10/30 and I hope to total 200. Then I want to snatch 100 kg in training by year’s end.
Nice goals. Keep us posted.
Female/ 155 lbs
Press: 62 lbs
Bench: 100 lbs
Squat: 170 lbs
@Justin: I am 5’8-5’9 and last time I weighed was 175 in the morning. I am drinking my milk. Although it’s not always a gomad, never less than 1/2 gomad.
I consider myself pretty athletic in the sense that I can easily learn/perform physically demanding tasks. I play college baseball (Starting CF), Played high school basketball (starting guard), Flatwater Kayaked when I was around 12 (was darn good at that for my age group) and soccer (age 5-8 or so). Not bragging just my background in athletics and sport…Does that maybe explain how I got so far?