Meanwhile in the US … After his 190kg Snatch Patrick Mendes wrote “I’ll squat whatever it takes to lift 192/220”. A 310kg Squat (comeback PR) should get him closer to that goal. The other day he also squatted 295kg x2, which, when you plug it into the all knowing and always accurate ATG Rep Max Calc, coincidentally yields 312kg 1RM. […]
Pat Mendes was on Travis Mash’s Barbell Life Podcast. Download MP3 (Right Click + ‘Save as’) Topics: How he got started, from football, to Power Clean competitions where he met John Broz He has only been in the sport for 6 years now Trains 7 days a week training – Mon to Fri twice a day, […]
Meanwhile in the US … Pat Mendes hits another milestone in comeback – 190kg Snatch! Two days ago, on August 5th, he weighed in at 104.6kg (via). In his latest / first blog post he listed his current comeback PRs: Clean & Jerk: 210kg Back Squat: 300kg Front Squat: 254kg And here he talks about […]
Meanwhile in the US … Pat Mendes‘ comeback is going very well so far. He seems to progress it at a rate that is similar to Ilya’s (at least for the Snatch). On 13.06.2014 he hit a 186kg Snatch. He got one red light for vertical video though. Here are more lifts from this session. Had […]
There was a snatch off at Average Borz’s Gym. Fun format. Rules: no ties first to make a weight is in the lead no weight classes, handicaps can be offered to entice any weight can be attempted for the win lift in rounds until last man standing straps, tape, belts, wraps are permitted Results: Jared […]
While the shitstorm was rolling over Pat Mendes, John Broz uploaded a video of Pat Mendes doing a 140kg blindfolded snatch. Just having fun or serious technique drill?
Patrick Mendes and Josh Gilbert, were tested positive for forbidden substances. Here is his official statement: The first was from an out of competition (OOC) blood test performed February 7th. Pat Mendes tested positive for elevated levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). The second was an in competition (IC) test performed at the 2012 US […]
Here is an interview with Pat Mendes. He talks about his training focused lifestyle and also goes through a sample training day, which one could summarize to train, eat, sleep, – repeat. Day in a Life (Mo-Fr) wake up at 7 eat cereal, have a protein shake train from 8-9:30 eat eggs sleep from 10:30-12:30 train, […]
Pat Mendes with a 280kg squat at Podium Gold Weightlifting Club.