Better Late Than Never.

November 7, 2012

Man, what a week.  It’s been a pretty hectic few days.  I don’t even know where to begin.

My team had a great showing at The Golden West Open.  HERE is a link to the results.  Check out how many people I brought.  ROLLIN’ DEEP!

I, however, did NOT have a good day of lifting.  It was a long day of coaching.  I had a total of 8 lifters I was handling (including one member of the Sac State team).  I had at least one lifter in every session with FOUR lifters in the session directly before mine.  I literally went from watching CC’s 3rd attempt clean and jerk to being 15 out on the platform.  Not a recipe for success.  I’m OK though.  Wasn’t the first meet I’ve bombed out in and it won’t be my last.

This was still a pretty huge meet for me from a coaching standpoint.  This is the first meet where I brought most of THE CREW.  It’s not just CC and I showing up to meets anymore.  We got A CREW.  To tell you the truth, I was way in over my head.  We wouldn’t have been able to pull it off without S acting as assistant coach and counting attempts.

Coach S making sure all of our lifters had a proper count for their warm up.

Also.  I’ll be traveling to So-Cal this weekend for the Master’s American Open.  I have one lifter competing and will be coaching one other from the area.  I’ve never been to a master’s meet before and am excited to see what it’s all about.

One last thing.  I set 3 goals in 2011:

  1. Snatch 150.
  2. Clean and jerk 180.
  3. Squat 250.

I got that 250 squat today.  Better late than never.

6 Responses to “Better Late Than Never.”

  1. Dan said

    Congrats on the 250 Ben thats a fucking squat.

  2. Ken said

    Hey Ben,
    Just wanted to know what u did leading up to this new 1RM ? was it similar to the daily front squat scheme ?

    • bclaridad said

      This is the first time I’ve squatted heavy since I hurt my back. Other than my heavy set of 5 attempt, this has been it. It’s probably carryover from all the front squatting and the extra BW

  3. Jesse said

    That’s a heavy duty squat.

  4. Shelly ATL, Ga said

    I’m really enjoying your blog, great lifting and posts 🙂

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