saturday clean PR and sandbag runs

Saturday morning I felt like I’d been thrown under a train the day before. Without a doubt that was the greatest volume I’ve ever done in HPC. Sore arms, lats, the whole deal. Some basic mobility work helped me out some, but I was pretty crippled.

Saturday afternoon I went over to Brian’s and we did cleans. I warmed up by filling up some sandbags with playsand. Then with the jump rope. And a 40 meter lap running with the new 50 lb sandbag. Brian was warm from yard work. He kept planting as we lifted.

Clean: 5 x 95 / 3 x 135 / 1 x 145 / 1 x 155 / 1 x 165 (PR tie) / 1 x 175 (PR) / fail x 180 / 1 x 180 (PR). Stoked for the +15 lb PR! About time.

After the lifting we ran 5 rounds of 225 meters with a 50 lb sandbag on our backs. Partner rests while the other guy runs. Brutal.

A successful meeting of the Asheville Barbell Club.


  1. I’m so jealous.

    • Matt Baldwin
      May 8, 2011 - 2:37 pm

      Jealous! Hell, father, what your church needs is a set of oly bumper plates in the gymnasium. I’m assuming you have a gym? Think on it. You could “donate” the stuff yourself, and declare a tax write-off.

  2. Don’t forget about the beer afterwards. It’s is an important component of training at the Cohen’s.

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