June 11th and 12th

This may be a day late, but on June 11th, we had the pleasure of having Nat Arem, the owner of hookgrip, at our gym. He’s no less than a great guy who takes great photographs of weightlifters! Be sure to check out his website at www.hookgrip.com to get some great posters, we have a few of his up at Coffee’s and people love them! (Including me)

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– A shot of our platforms, courtesy of Nat Arem

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– Edward Baker front squatting 200 kg, courtesy of Nat Arem

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– From left to right: Edward Baker, Rachael Bommicino, John Coffee, Nat Arem

VIDEO: Yesterday, Rachel York worked up to 95 kg in an exercise complex that consisted of 2 front squats, followed by 2 jerks. In the next couple of weeks, everyone is going to be tapering off for this year’s Senior Nationals, so expect to see some big lifts soon! Here’s the video; please subscribe to our channel!

– Edward Baker

Edward Baker squat jerks 172.5 kg, Zach Reed log presses 146 kg

Edward Baker has been experimenting with his jerks, and today we recorded him successfully squat jerking 172.5 kg.

Georgia Tech strength coach Zach Reed came in today and did a log press out of the rack with 146 kg/322 lbs. Great job to both lifters!