Monday, January 21, 2008

Squat PR - 225lbs

Finally two wheels for me on the squat bar! I felt this coming for a while... It felt easy enough, despite a little sticky point. I feel like I finally figured out how to wedge myself under the bar (thanks for the Julia video, Mark). I really did feel pretty tight I just couldn't maintain the tension on the way up. Any whooo... Maura and I had a good time. Gary gave us a spot between deadlifts. Thanks Gary!

Back Squat

Squat 225lbs

Maura even joined my kettlebell class after our squat workout. We had fun!


Mark Reifkind said...

woo hoo is right! way to go and the bar path is the best I've seen you do. excellent.your fight through the sticking point was spot on. cool. this should give you tons of confidence.

fawn said...

Thanks Mark! I do feel really good about this lift! I think I finally figured out the wedge under the bar... all I need to do is maintain tension. Hopefully I can nail it down on Wednesday. Visualization is a very good tool.

Maura said...

Great job Fawn! The 225 looks awesome! Thanks for the invite to your kettlebell class. That was super fun and I didn't have to do cardio on the treadmill!


Taikei Matsushita said...

Man, that's 100kg and some in metric system. 3 digits are awesome.

fawn said...

Maura, you are welcome to attend any of my KB classes. You did awesome!

Taikei, Thanks! The meet will be in metric, three digits is nice to see.

Sean Schniederjan said...

nice PR!

re: the wife and classes

i've been trying to get her into KBs for over 2 years with no success at all. i've sort of taken a hiatus from trying to convince her but i know she would love your classes.

fawn said...

Thanks Sean! It really felt great!

I know sometime learning/teaching between spouses can be a different dynamic... my classes are upbeat, yet easy going and full of friendly people. She has a standing open invitation if she ever changes her mind.

Mike T Nelson said...

Awesome work Fawn! 225 was no problem!!

Just don't take her to the intro class of Fawn's I did (hehehehehe).

I would highly recomend Fawn's KB class! She does an excellent job.

I won't make the Friday DL party this week since Jodie and I are headed up north. Have fun!

Rock on
Mike N

fawn said...

Mike, enjoy up north! and hello to Jody!

Doug said...

Nice job Fawn! I know plenty of guy that can't squat that weight. I can tell you haven't been eating any chicken lately.

fawn said...

Doug! Thanks for stopping by! I have been following your relocation to California... how nice, congratulations!

Sean Schniederjan said...

Fawn, I'm going on a last minute trip to Illinois this weekend. I can't make it tonight, I'm bummed, but I'll be there next week!

Have fun.