Squatted 350 Pounds

Back when I started doing CrossFit, I knew nothing about doing squats.  My first time doing 1 rep max back squats, I lifted 175 lbs.  That was in June of 2009.  Today, I doubled it.  It’s also double my bodyweight.

I warmed up with a few sets of squats beforehand until I felt I was ready to go.  I loaded up the bar.


Before I attempt a lift, I usually try to compose myself and then engage my core.
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I put myself under the bar.  It was heavy.
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I squatted with it.  For a split second I thought I wasn’t coming up with it.
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There was a moment I got stuck at.
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I completed the lift.  It was tough.  I grunted and pushed.
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I am very proud.  This was a tough accomplishment for me.  I actually tried to do it a few weeks ago.  It was nice to actually push through that barrier.  The fact that I had to work so hard for it made it so satisfying.

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