110# x 5
140# x 5
165# x 3
185# x 5
205# x 5
235# x 5+ - 8
Left my house (gym) and went over to a friend's where we did some goofing off/working out with New Zealand Strongman Jono MacFarlane
. He's a super great guy and one of the strongest people I've ever met. He gave some great feedback on squat and deadlift (I did them fairly light)... then we started power cleaning. I PR'd on power clean with a FUGLY 245#... then he promptly clean and jerked an EASY 350# (with a torn rotator cuff).
Light Back Squats 3-4 sets... need to stay tight all the way through - not just at the top and hole of the squat.
Light Deadlift - tried Sumo for the first time... Jono said I had hardly any range of motion thanks to my freakishly long arms (I have around a 7' wingspan) so it'd be great if I could compete with that form since I need to only pull the bar up a few inches.
Power Cleans - Surprisingly I received the most positive comments on this lift and I thought it was my worst since I never work on it. Jono noticed I can pull the bar up really high (he said everytime I'd do it even with fairly heavy weights for me I'd almost smack myself in the face) and it's just an issue of racking/catching/pulling it into the groove. I PR'd at 245#... barely... almost took off my head on the pull but had trouble racking/catching it.
Overall it was a great time. I was happy to meet Jono - he's a really awesome guy and it was great to spend the night with him and a few of my other friends.... and a PR on Clean isn't too bad especially since I never do it.
Biceps are hurting a bit...