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Old 12-31-2011, 04:30 PM   #18
Kyle Uptmore
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 88

Saturday, 12.31.11

Snatch - 135 x 1, 140 x 1, 145 x 1, 150 x 1, 155 x 1, 160 x 1, 165 x 1, 170 x 1, 175 x 1, 182 x 1, 187 x 1, missed 190lbs
Clean and Jerk - 185 x 1, 185 x 1, 205 x 1, 205 x 1, 215 x 1, 220 x 1, 225 x 1, 230 x 1, 237 x 1, lost 240 forward and stopped there.
Front Squat - 300 x 2

Power Snatch warmup set (150lbs) -
PR Snatch - 182lbs -
Snatch 190lb miss -
237lb C&J -
302 x 2 Front Squat -

Can't complain about hitting 4 PRs in a workout doing 3 lifts. I nearly had 5 PRs with 190lbs on snatch today, but lacked the strength to hold it over my head. I had this same problem doing 177 three weeks ago. I got the 187lb lift, but was so focused that I forgot to film it! Clean and jerk is still submax, and I'm pretty sure I can hit 110k next time I try, 237 wasn't bad. This is week 3, next week I will unload on all of the volume I've been doing, but keep the intensity high. I'll just hit a top 10RM and call it a day.

2011 has been a great year for training. It started off being bad when I ran horrible at some indoor track meets and found out that no matter how hard I try, I'll always suck at sprinting over 30m because of my genetic anthropometry. Then I had discovered the sport of Skeleton being a "sister" sport to bobsled, and had thought that it was a great fit for me after seeing how I was going to be tested in speed/power events for the combine. It was super fun training for that, and I suprisingly did well at a combine in the summer without even being able to do any sprints for 4 months because of a foot injury. I did exceedingly well to where I got invited to the national push championships and paid only $300 for the flight to stay up at the Lake Placid OTC for a full week. However during the week I was there, I had realized that this was not a sport that was all about speed/strength/power. I could become the fastest and strongest skeleton athlete and fail still fail to make the Olympics in 10 years because the sport isn't about pure athleticism. What I am most proud of this year is that I took the initiative and spent the $400 of my hard earned personal training money to become USAW level 1 certified. It exceeded my expectations only because I was being taught by a great coach who I had no idea who he was at the time. At the end of March, I became certified and finally understood what it took to actually do these lifts correctly and why its so important for all sports that involve speed/strength/power. I also discovered that doing competitve olympic weightlifting gives me a great puprose to continue to train hard. I realize that I'll never be an international force in olympic lifting because of starting at such a late age, but there isn't anything else in life that brings me more joy than setting personal bests in a training session. (and I'm not joking) Thanks for reading if you had the patience as I'm done reflecting on my year of 2011. I'm looking forward to continuing my progress in olympic lifting in 2012 starting Monday!!!!

Jeden tag muss ich starker werden
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