A Heartbreaker

Big Austin E, volleyball All-American and nerf gun warrior, goes for a big PR of 285#. He had just nailed 275# and proceeded to load up the bar with two 45s and three 10s on either side. He set up and pulled.

Austin has a huge vertical jump and a near 60 inch box jump, and he jumped the 285 up and pulled himself down under it. But it was heavy and hard, as most PRs are, and he was deep in the hole.

He rose up, but fell back down into the hole. He set himself and, the 285 bouncing with each attempt, drove up a second time. But it was not to be and the bar fell forward, crashing to the mats.

It was a heartbreaker all right.

Great effort Austin. You got it next time.

Workout:

Back Squat

7×3-add 5# to the bar

Then:

7 Rounds

1 Deadlift + 3 Handstand Pushups

1 Deadlift + 5 Pullups (C2B)

1 Deadlift + 7 Squats

Deadlift weight–80% 1RM (go heavy)

Do each couplet of a 1 minute interval.  So, do 1 DL and 3 HSPU and then rest for the remainder of the minute.  On the minute, do 1 DL and 5 pullups and then rest for the remainder of the minute.  On the minute, do 1 DL and 7 squats and then rest for the remainder of the minute.  On the minute, do 1 DL and 3 HSPU and so on until 7 rounds have been completed (21 deadlifts).