New PR: Strict Shoulder Press

screamingeagleNew PR: Strict Shoulder Press – 100 lbs (35 lb bar with 32.5 lbs on each side)

There are a lot of things in the “crossfit” world that I can’t do — mostly because of my knees.

But, one thing that I can do and that I’m hoping to use as one of my benchmarks is a strict shoulder press.

Last night, while the rest of the class was working on heavy clean and jerks, I decided to try and see how heavy I could go on a strict shoulder press. I’ve done reps at 65 lb, so I thought I would try 85 lbs. That went pretty well, so I did a couple reps at 95. That was challenging, but I was able to do a couple of reps. Since we still had a few minutes, I decided to do a couple of reps at 100 lbs. I was able to get 6 or 7 reps. Some of them looked kind of ugly, but I got them above my head.

You can see a quick video here: (The first one is a little ugly … the second one looks better.)


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