Last year, I posted on my weightlifting personal records in an effort to assess how much stronger I’ve gotten, so I thought I’d do the same this year.
Back squat: Previous: 210. Current PR: 235 Percentage increase: 8.93%
Front squat: Previous: 175. Current PR: 175 Percentage increase: 0%
Overhead squat: Previous: 115 Current PR: 120 Percentage increase: 9.58%
Squat Clean: Previous: 140 Current PR: 150 Percentage increase: 9.3%
Power Clean: Previous: 110 Current PR: 135 Percentage increase: 12.27%
Bench Press: Previous: 102 Current PR: 116 Percentage increase: 8.79%
Split Jerk: Previous: 140 Current PR: 140 Percentage increase: 0%
Snatch: Previous: 105 Current PR: 110 Percentage increase: 9.5%
Deadlift: Previous: 230 Current PR: 235 Percentage increase: 9.7%
My percentages are low, which does not surprise me. Strength has not been a focus for me this last year. I thought I wanted to lift more and more, but I decided the risk of injury wasn’t worth the push. This was because I sprained my wrist trying to PR my squat clean during the Open and realized then being healthy is more important.