Yesterday was my second attendance to the TSC. I brought my lifting partner Maura Shuttleworth, and Maura brought along another powerlifter, Jala. This was a good thing, the TSC needs more women showing some power in the world of kettlebells.
Maura and Jala - Me and MauraMaura, who only learned how to snatch a few months ago, and only attempted to snatch the 16kg kettlebell a couple weeks ago did awesome! She placed second at the Woodbury location. I was thrilled to have her there. Jala, who is an up and coming powerlifter in the 114's, is brand new to kettlebells. She snatched the 12kg so she could participate. Pretty good for someone who has never picked up a kettlebell before! Plus she had a deadlift PR.
Aaron showed some serious strength like always. He pulled a PR of 415lbs, which looked better than the 405 he pulled before it. He absolutely blasted out 18 pull-ups. I counted snatches for him and he methodically hammered out 114, another PR.
On a sad note, my favorite brother in law, Shawn Friday pulled a hamstring pulling 500lbs. Too bad because Shawn is a strong guy who would have put up some great numbers. Luckily Z evangelist Mike T Nelson was on the scene to administer some emergency Z. Mike got Shawn moving and the hamstring on the mend asap!
A special thank you to Jordan and Brad Nelson for hosting. Jordan ran the show, which was bitter sweet. Jordan is a seriously strong woman who gave me a real run for it last fall... however we were all very grateful to have someone like her running a very efficient program! If you have not been out to Kinetic Edge, it is worth the travel. Brad has a very nice studio, with all the gear fitness freaks dream about.
Here is how it went down for me...
Weight - 125.2lbs Last year - 121.2lbs
~yep,that is normal, up four pounds. That is my winter coat! It is probably fat and not muscle...
Deadlift - 275lbs... Last year - 255lbs
~275 flew up! However 285 was nailed to the floor and would not move for me. I can say I was more than a little disappointed. This was not a pr, I pulled 281lbs in a PL Meet...Oh, well.
Pull-ups - 12... Last Year - 11
~The first ten ticked off like clock work, then I had to hang for a moment to get 11, and then, after collecting all my wits, it took everything I had for pull-up 12. This is one better from last September, which made me very happy.
Snatches - 120... Last Year - 115
~I managed to get 120 in 5 minutes, 5 more than last year, which was satisfying. I am going to confess I do not like this endurance training. I did not really train the 5 minute snatch... I trained heavier and I trained fast 12kgs... but 5 minutes of snatching twice a year is plenty for me LOL!
Snatch Race Update
10,10,120 - 280
Grand Total - 2128