CrossFit Power Lunch with Jesse Burdick from Prevail Powerlifting Team
It was the best show in Pleasanton. The Bethinator showed up in a purple sea shell shirt (say that 10 times fast) that she purchased on clearance in Florida for .50 cents from a touristy novelty shop. She wanted to trade Andy her shirt for his sweaty towel. Then Beth hit a personal record on her deadlift of 225 pounds. She has a new Power Lifting slogan, “Jesus Christ is my spotter.” She also had a great poem made up about Dan’s butt that she shared with the class. Jessica, our little spit-fire gymnast, was deadlifting well over her buck-o-five body weight while Daron was defending his heritage from another minority.
Today was max effort lower body day. For the first class, Jesse brought in his gimp Andy the nocturnal inebriation regulator (bouncer). Andy benched about 730#’s at the last power lifting meet we hosted. We brought out the big bent bar and strapped a couple of blue bands onto it. These will add about 200#’s to the top of the lift for us tall guys. My arse got stuck at the bottom of a squat with 295 pounds on the bar or an equivalent of about 495 pounds at the top. Squatting with that thick band in a wide stance was a new experience for me. I have always squatted traditionally. Jesse made me rep out a bunch squats after my last heavy squat to burn the new lift into my motor pattern. Or to be cruel. I’m not sure which. Once I was out of the way Jesse worked up to six plates & change and Andy hit 7 plates and change. The collars barely fit on the bar when Andy had his final squat loaded. I think the stretchy pants they wear really help.
After the squats the class hit strict GHD 3×15 and reverse hypers to deload the spine. I was driving away from the gym when I remembered the reverse hypers and abs that Jesse told me to do when I got some time. So I came back and finished. Jesse just told me to do some ab work so I laughed my abs off:
Join us Thursday at high noon for more CrossFit Power Lunch action with Jesse Burdick.