I smashed a new PR this morning, good people.
This morning I went in for some rocking Push Day B action, when my goal of 185lb for a single, strict OHP started floating through my head. 185lb has been my marker for almost a year. I remember when 120 was a death sentence, and a year ago when I hit 135 and felt like Hercules.
So, I started my warm up, which is pretty thorough, and when I hit 165 for a triple, I thought it felt pretty heavy, which sort of effected my focus. I thought for sure that if I did hit 185lb for a single, it was going to be one hell of a fight.
A friend of mine came in and as embarrassing as it is to do, I asked him to take the picture if I hit the PR. So, I strapped up, and got under that sucker. I was nervous, real nervous. I grabbed the bar, stepped back, and started to push up. To my surprise, I was able to get that sucker up with EASE. I couldn’t believe it. I mean, it was heavy, but I didn’t struggle to get that monster up. Once there, I held it long enough to snap the picture and then slowly set it down. The crazy thing is, I know, I KNOW that I could have nailed a second rep, which absolutely blew my mind. Also, this was with ZERO leg drive, zero. Absolute, 100% strict form.
I felt like I was on top of the World after this, and always do after hitting a new PR. Thus why I stress the importance of setting them, and working your ass off to achieve them. You feel like an absolute world beater, and it’s a feeling lie none-other. So, set a goal, then ride down on lightening bolt and smash it.
Alrighty, let’s get it.