So I am now officially a blogger. As many of you know, I am not a fan of this thing called “technology.” I can barely work my email (as Katie can attest 🙂 ), long less a blog. However, I am up to the challenge! Who knows, maybe I will become an immediate fan and blossom into one of those annoying people who posts eight updates a day. We’ll see….
For the past four years, I have been training four to six days a week in Olympic Weightlifting. I compete about five times each year, which makes my training worth all of the hard work. I am definitely the type of athlete who wants to see progress and likes to validate my training with constant improvement. It gets frustrating at times because lifting takes a LOT of patience, but everyday I seem to get back at it. At our gym, it’s very easy to become inspired by the people around me. Everyone is working toward their own goals and there is always someone to offer support and encouragement. I am so grateful everyday for finding this new family 🙂
I follow the workouts posted on MaxFitUSA. Currently we are in a prep phase, and have been hitting some higher volume at lower percentages to work on speed and technique….always always work that speed and technique. The squats have been HEAVY, and every morning I run to the mirror to see if my quads have developed overnight into a Hulk-type phenomenon. No luck so far, but I have faith one of these days it will happen.
Press: 3×4/25 2×4/30
Snatch w/straps: 2×3/35 3×3/40 2×3/45
Power Clean + Jerk: 4×4+1/35-45 4×3+1/50
Front Squat: 3×5/47 3×5/54
Clean Extension (a pull and shrug without the heels leaving the ground): 5/40 2×4/50 2×4/56
Good Morning: 4×8/25-35
I train in kilograms, so that’s how I log them.
An easy way to convert to pounds is:
Times your number by 2, and then add 10% of the product.
Example: 30kg=66 lbs
+ 10% = 66
Hope that helps!
So until next time, pop that tricep and do me proud 🙂