1RM of 365lbs.
This was a PR by 20lbs. I had no intention of working up to a 1RM. And in hindsight, had I not done several reps at lighter weights, I think I could’ve gotten more. The bar didn’t even “stick” to the ground on the PR. It came right up. I think I owe this to some of the finer points of mechanics that I learned at the CrossFit certification courtesy of Gilson et. al.
The CrossFit Level 1 Certification at Rogue Fitness was great. To date, it was the second best experience of my life. I learned SO many things and met some wonderful people. The trainers from HQ and the Rogue staff were out of this world. It was nice to meet Jamie and John from right here in Indianapolis. (Jamie, you’ll have that muscleup soon!)
At first I had some reservations about the cost. But knowing what I know now, I’d have paid twice as much to attend. I highly recommend this to all CrossFitters and those with a general interest in fitness. And in particular to those of you who want to become trainers. If you haven’t been to a CF cert, let me be the first to say that you don’t know enough. And when you leave, you’ll be wanting more. I picked up so many things, from all types of perspectives: as an athlete, as an observer, and as human being. And the comradarie amongst the attendees was phoenomenal. The energy and passion put forth by everyone was euphoric. This stuff could make enemies into allies, and it is going to change the perception of the entire fitness industry.
So congrats to all whom completed their certification! To Todd, Tony, Jon, E.C., Joe, and Josh I say hats off. Look for some interesting things to happen at TitanFit!