Video Frenzy.

September 5, 2013

I know this is a bit late because I posted it to Youtube a few days ago, but here is the highlight reel from last Friday.

And I gotta say, it’s pretty badass.  Thanks to hector and his camera, we’ve got some high-def footage.  I’ll probably alternate between these more artistic “music video” style ones and videos where I’ll do some commentary.  This night was pretty notable in that it’s the first one where I won’t be lifting alongside the team.  Instead I’ll take my lifts up to maximums on Saturday mornings.  Also, Rae got some pretty big cleans.  Previous PR was 93.  She made 94. Then 95.  Then took a few attempts at 96.  My brother snatched 100 for the first time.

You will also notice a huge dude that kind of looks like me but not really.  That’s strongman Marcus.  He competes in strongman . . . and powerlifting . . . and weightlifting.  To me, this is the true hallmark of a strongman; a jack of all trades badass.  The same week he back squatted 645lbs with the Team ST guys, he also almost hang snatched 120 for a set of 3 . . . WITH NO HOOK GRIP.  He ended up getting a 10kg PR of a 135 snatch on Friday and worked up on power clean and jerks to a fairly easy 150.  He’s coming back from a major wrist injury, so full cleans are out of the question.  But honestly, I think this guy could power clean 165-170 with a little practice.  I know, it makes me mad too.  But just imagine how I feel.  I thought I was the biggest half-filipino on the face of the earth.

2 Responses to “Video Frenzy.”

  1. wickets said

    the videos are great…….would have said something earlier but comments on utub are disabled! Thanks again for posting……they are very inspiring

    • bclaridad said

      Yeah, I do that whenever I remember while uploading a video. I feel if people are actually interested in what we’re doing, they can comment here. I’m not interested in the average youtuber throwing in his 2 cents.

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