When I first started this six week block of strength training, I didn’t realize how close I would come to achieving some personal best lifts. In January of 2008 I set a personal best front squat max of 365lbs. Not great, but a respectable lift. I was 26 years old. I had just set a personal best 35lb. Weight Throw a few weeks earlier. I was in pretty good shape. However, I did not train for many reps. My best three rep set is 335lbs. Up until I looked through one of my old training journals, I realized that I was in position to set some personal best weight for reps sets.
Last week I set a five rep personal best with 275lbs. in the front squat. You can see that video below. I achieved this best in my garage gym.
Today, while training with one of my athletes at Nazareth College, I broke my personal best by 25lbs., hitting 300lbs. for five reps. I’m 35 years old. I haven’t trained very consistently in a couple of years. I just set another personal best. You can view that video below.
My lifetime best front squat is 365lbs. I have three weeks left of this cycle. I think I may have an opportunity to break that personal record. I have been feeling pretty good the past few months. We’ll see what happens in three weeks.
Thanks for following along on my journey towards master’s throwing in 2018!
Dr. Infurna is an active powerlifter and thrower. He has recently shifted his focus to training for Triathlon races. His next race is the Rochester Sprint Triathlon at the end of August, 2019.