CrossFit Queens team member David Charbonneau is looking good heading into this year’s CrossFit Games. The New Yorker has set a new personal record, loading a bar with 300 pounds using a combination of 16 different bumper plates.
“The last time I snatched 300 pounds, I did it with only four plates on each side.” Charbonneau told the Overheard Press. ” I knew right after that I was capable of more.”
Fortunately for Charbonneau, he was invited to snatch during a lunchtime lifting session at CrossFit Showboat, an affiliate in upstate New York. The gym was well stocked in 10 pound bumpers, and even had a pair of 5 pound training plates.
Charbonneau’s PR was almost ruined when a friend attempted to load 15 pound bumpers onto the bar half-way through his warmup.
“I just stopped what I was doing and stared at him, hard.” Charbonneau said. “He immediately apologized and loaded three 5-pound training plates onto each side.
At press time, the 31-year-old was attempting to match his 200m swim PR while simultaneously wearing a weighted vest and a floatation device.