First Gym Session of 2013: My Heaviest Ever Squat

What better way to start a new year than with a personal best in the gym? How about THREE PERSONAL BESTS IN A ROW? That do anything for ya? That’s levitation, Holmes.

Nah, only kidding. I didn’t fly. What I did, however, was perform my three best sets of squats ever, one after the other.

Before today, I had performed a single squat of 140kg on two occasions, and two reps at 140kg once. Today, after seven sets of squats – each heavier than the last – I performed five reps of 140kg. That was my best ever performance at this, technically my weakest power lift.

Fuelled by success (and a body full of Xmas food and New Year booze), I racked up 150kg (twice my body weight) and decided to try to lift it just once. To my disbelief, the first lift flew up – so I did two more! A second personal best:

Never one to quit when I could terribly injure myself, I slapped another 10kg and tried again at 160kg. I decided to film it again anyway, on the off-chance I managed to squat 2.13x my body weight on my tenth set of the day…

Somehow, the Gods themselves only know how…I lifted it. It wasn’t a terrible lift either, all things considered! It was, however, my third personal best in a row and something I never really thought I’d achieve:

After that, it was just another 10kg to 170kg – so I loaded it up and tried again! That, however, I dropped. Unluckily, I did not break my forth personal best in a row; luckily I did not break myself.

So, 2013…let’s see what else we can muster!

About the Author
Ed Gamester is a silly man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is the harbinger of Ghost Squad, singer of Gay Bum and author of A Rum Run Awry. He fights, kills and dies for TV and films, and gallivants around the place wrestling, drinking and lifting things for glory and profit. Where Ed treads, there stamp the boots of the Guild. Ed does not wear glasses, but feels this photograph makes him look more intelligent and artistically talented than he is. Feel free to contact him: he is disappointingly affable.

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