February 28, 2012

I tried to remember when was the last time that I got a PR single front squat.  I can’t.  I’ve been lifting for almost 7 years at this point.  I think I’ve been stuck at 200kg. for at least 3.

Check out my Animal T-shirt.  So legit.

I drove home.  Ate half a pizza, 2 glasses of milk and chugged a beer.  Because lifting weights is a losing game.  You try and you fail, and fail, and fail.  And then sometimes you win.  So always remember to allow yourself to embrace the moment.  Chug a beer (if you’re 21) and then get ready to go back to work tomorrow.

Because all that will be left is achy knees and more work to be done.

Ben Claridad’s goals for 2012:

Snatch 150.  Clean and jerk 180.  Front squat 220.  Back squat 250.

13 Responses to “Finally.”

  1. Daniel said

    This is everclear worthy.

  2. chris said

    Now just jerk it 😉

  3. Terri with a heart over the "i" said

    Do you think with a more aggressive descent you might squeeze some more kilos out of your squat? Considering your level of advancement, of course.

  4. Jesse said


    Nice lift dude.

  5. Conor said

    Awesome lift. Are you currently doing any personal training/coaching? I live in the Sacramento area and am trying to step up my oly lifting game.

  6. Poya said

    Bottle of icy hot and a bottle of wine in the foreground? Somebody came ready to party.

    Just sayin…

  7. I am super excited for you, Ben Claridad. Just letting you know.

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