Last week in Lones' log, we decided to get a little Zercher off pins competition going, simply because it was something different that we all don't normally do.
The rules were
- no gear besides a belt
- must be at parallel or darn close to it
- winner was most weight lifted - no weight classes
it was pretty much open to whomever wanted in. Video wasn't required, but was appreciated.
Other people who entered were Risk10K who worked up to 315, and I know BrianC and Sidior said they were going to work on something today so they may post their results sometime.
Lones and I are going to come up with the next competition and we'll post it here in the PL section, but I can promise it won't have a thing to do with Zerchers because I am beat to crap today from that stuff.
Good stuff everyone! Those things hurt your forearms bad!
all very impressive lifts. Especially Chris' 495 at a light bodyweight!
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I was very disappointed to not get 405 OR 360, but in my defense I felt like I was going to mess myself on 405
Travis do you consider yourself to be at parallell in that video?
You guys are trying to kill me aren't you? You know I'll want to do this. Between my ab and back I know it's not a good idea. I was going to take tomorrow off from squatting because of my ab pull. I'm so conflicted guys.
Very impressive lifting by all of you. Great stuff!
Impressive stuff guys, I'd join but my hatred for Zerchers is too strong.
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Nice work guys. I don't think my forums can hold up to that much weight. I still feel like my right arm is still a little numb from doing these a couple weeks ago.
I'm just curious, how long is the contest good for?
I might give these a roll, but I don't want the forearm pain. I know, I'm a pussy...
Johnnyo! Nice work man! Way to grind out that 425. Don't sweat the towel, I have actually found that when I used a towel or wore a sweatshirt it made the pain worse because it bunched up in places and pulled my skin really hard. I just put some chalk in my elbows and it seems to work well.
Chris, now you need to just because you said that.
ok, I'm not one of the guys,but I get to train with Lones and the chicks can do these too....no arm cushioning either...lol
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I would like to give these a shot; actually I have never even done a zercher squat. Might be too beat up from competing recently but if I feel alright tomorrow then I will give them a try and take some video.