So today I had the awesome opportunity to visit @americanbarbellclub and compete in an ugly Christmas sweater push/pull contest. Such a cool gym and today it was filled with some of the strongest people in the state, so the atmosphere was amazing. I worked up to a 415 bench (didn't get the video) and an easy 705 deadlift, which will be my opener in February. I went with 725 next but let it go as I felt my hands getting raw and didn't want to risk losing training sessions for ripped hands. Then I threw some straps on and the real fun started, 740 for a paused dead. Then after watching @drjskinner2315 pull 750×6 and then @jaffestrength pull 675×5, I had to get in on the cardio workout with my own 700×5. I am extremely humbled and grateful that I was able to lift and hangout with so many amazing lifters today, I can't wait for next year's event.