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Old 01-09-2014, 11:28 AM   #1
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I was luck enough to take part in an event put together by members of Elitefts this weekend. We had all the members from our gym, as well as Chad Walker, Brian Schwab, and Bob Youngs. Also Jordan Wong (sponsored by animal) who trains with Walker came down as well.

We started Saturday off with squats. We had the equipped guys going in one rack, and the raw or guys in just briefs in the other monolift. Most of us are preping for the XPC finals at the Arnold. It really looks like everyone there is in great shape for the meet. Some highlights of the numbers go as follow

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Adam Driggers (220 lifter) 850 and 910
Yuri Chakur (220 lifter) 850 and 910rb
Clint Smith (242) 850, 910, and 970rb
Brian Carroll (275) 1000, and 1050
Jonathan Byrd (308) 950, 1020rb
Chad Walker (SHW) 950, 1050rb

Afterwards we all moved to deadlifts, but mostly to work on form. It was about this time that the dinner our training partner Conrad Dove made. He smoked some BBQ, some chicken, and more sides than we could eat. So lets just say the deadlifts got cut short haha.

Most of us came back in on Sunday morning and hit the bench. We all worked up to a shirted 1board, to a number we feel like we could open with. Some highlights went like this

Adam Driggers 655
Clint Smith 755
Jonathan Byrd 700
Chad Walker 755

I am doing the numbers from memeory, so they may be off a few lbs, but not by much.

Overall the weekend was a success as far as lifting, and just from having a good time. A lot of trash talking, which always makes the enviorment that much more fun to be a part of.

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Old 01-09-2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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Sounds pretty awesome man. Some big ass weights were moved. It's like a gathering of beasts.
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What an awesome time. BBQ sounds the best bit
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Wish I could have been a fly on the wall there.. or even training so I could get some of that food
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Guess my invite got lost in the mail??????
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Sounds pretty awesome man. Some big ass weights were moved. It's like a gathering of beasts.
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I'm jealous man, sound like a great time.

I've hung out with Jordan before, he is a strange, hilarious asian.
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Must have been great fun to train with that many people on the same level! Love the video man, good stuff!

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Awesome! I really enjoy being in the gym with like-minded people. It's one of the few places in this world where I truly feel like I belong and can be my authentic self.

Moments like that make the strength journey worth all the pain that comes with it!
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