April was a fun month.
Aside from my beloved New York Yankees currently sitting in first place, I competed in the Tactical Strength Challenge on April 8th. The event is made up of a max deadlift, strict bodyweight pull-ups, and a 5 minute kettlebell snatch test. Anyone who competes deserves respect and in the immortal words of Ice Cube, "it was a good day."
I was fortunate to hit a new personal record on the deadlift at 556 pounds, but kept some gas in the tank for the other two events. Still, it was good enough for the 8th heaviest deadlift in my division.
A few hours later, I clocked in with 139 kettlebell snatches in 5 minutes - also a personal record. This performance was even better than my deadlift, as I placed 5th on snatches and #9 overall in the Men's Open. And in true egalitarian fashion, you don't receive anything for how you perform, just a pat on the back.
But last week, I finally conquered the one goal that's been haunting my dreams (only 50% joking) - I finally pressed The Beast.Read More…