Deadlifting, Cleaning, & Jumping

Six-pack Stew led today’s session, and he was kind enough to allow me to work on determining 1RM for deadlift, as I did enough clean & jerks yesterday to last me a while. There were only 3 of us in attendance; yours truly, Kristen, and Renee. This allowed for some much needed quality Stew time.
I warmed up by doing 3 reps of 135, 175, & 225, then did 1 rep of 250 & 275. Stew gave direction on form.
Stew: What weight are you lifting next?
Me: 305, my current 1 rep maximum.
Stew: Put 315 on the bar.
And that’s what I did. While challenging, I thought I could go heavier. My goal, too, is to lift to failure.
Stew: Add 10 to the bar.
I did, and while it was a struggle, I did lift with full range of motion, and I did not drop the bar.
Stew: It wasn’t pretty, but you did it.
Metcon – Every minute on the minute for 15 minutes: 2 power cleans (75% of 1RM but Stew made me lift 105, which IS my 1RM) & 1 as-high-as-you-can-jump box jump. I managed all cleans without decreasing weight, and worked up to jumping an estimated 37″ for last 5 reps. The highest I had jumped prior to today was 30″. Much fun!


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