290!

This Sunday was a long awaited day for CrossFit poster girl Leah L. A long squat program had just ended and it was time to max. Leah worked her way up to the moment of truth. A PR weight, 280#, was on the bar. She dunked it and came out of the hole strong, barely slowly in her drive to the top.

Leah wasn’t finished though. She had more in her. Ten more pounds was piled on for a total of 290. She shouldered the bar and stepped back, one two. She was tight, full of tension. One huge breath and she descended, dropped in and out of the hole and rose. And stopped, her upward momentum finished. Now she knew she was in a fight. I heard an audible collective gasp from the crowd watching. Leah drove her shoulders back and her hips forward and ground the weight up. My camera, set to sport function with a constantly firing shutter, took five pictures in the time it took Leah to go from parallel to standing. But stand she did, the 290 pounds of plates and bar quivering a little at the ends of the bar (the camera did not capture the exact moment in the hole, but she certainly was below parallel). She walked it back to the rack and turned, a big smile on her face. It was a 17 pound PR.

Congratulations Leah!

Workout:

Snatch

7×2 @ 80-85% 1RM

Then:

The Chief

AMRAP in 3 minutes:

3 Power Cleans 135/95#

6 Pushups

9 Squats

Rest 1 minute and repeat for a total of 5 cycles.

The daily moment of might is former CFLG trainer Billy B snatching 264# in a recent PR.