A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was going to attempt a 200# deadlift PR this week. Well... I did it! After completing my...Read More
200 Club: Here I Come
First, the bad news: I woke up with puffy eyes and feeling sluggish. I ignored both and headed to CrossFit Central to do deadlifts to finish CrossFit Total (Free CrossFit Journal article). The warmup was OK-ish until the 400m run. Bonita described the feeling perfectly in an email to me today: “… you feel like you are running in tar against a headwind with a 50lb. pack on and your shoelaces are untied.”
Now, the good news: Thanks to Blake and Coach Jen, I PR’d on my deadlift at 195 – and I did it with pretty good form. No stripper deadlift! The plates on the ends of the barbell looked like two layer cakes! Mmmmm…. cake. I tried for 200, but couldn’t commit enough to get it off the floor. (cupcake?)
We do CrossFit Total again in May. I’m throwing down the gauntlet right now: I will get that 200# DL in May. To celebrate my 42nd birthday.
My new CrossFit Total: 430
Pssst… Bonita’s deadlifts are really something else. Read about her latest escapades. And kudos to Erin who pulled a 225# DL this week.
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Hell yeah! Fantasic work Mel!
That PR was all you my friend. And so fun to watch. Love you!
Go Mel! Strong total, congrats!
Awesome job, Mel! I wish I had seen it. Congrats, badass!! And I'm proud to have never done a "stripper deadlift"!
Congrats MMJ!!~ La la-love your blog. You Rock! Can you plz splain Stripper Deadlifts! haha
Stripper deadlift: you start in the proper position, then when you start to lift, instead of raising shoulders and hips in one consecutive motion, you straighten legs first (fanny sticking out, chest facing floor), then lift the chest.
Ah ha! Now I can see it! Thanks!~