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Old 04-01-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
Blake Nelson
Join Date: Mar 2010
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Default Blake's strength + Olympic Lifting Log

I am a 19 year old college freshman who has been weight training for around 3 years. Unfortunatly, the first two years were horribly unproductive as they consisted of curling, benching, and nautilus machines. I have done Starting Strength off and on since then. My prs are 3x5 low bar back squat for 270, bench 197.5, oh press 127.5, deadlist 1x5 300. I am off these prs around 5% on average except for back squat which required a major reset because of caving knees and dominant quads. Currrent weight is 205 lbs at a height of 6'4"

I have done olympic lifting for about 3 weeks and would welcome any and all help and comments. I plan to work 5 singles of each the snatch and the clean and jerk with 1 minute breaks inbetween. My strength work will be low bar back squat on monday and friday with front squat on wednesday. I plan to do 3x5 on all exercises until progress cannot be made and then I will switch to texas method. Bench and oh press will alternate as well as wide and narrow grip pull ups. Deadlift 1x5 on friday.

Belor are my most recent workouts.


Clean and Jerk
1x1 135, 155, 165, 175, 180

1x1 95 115 125

low bar back squat
3x5 210

3x5 185

1x1 95, 115, 125,
1/4 at 130
0/3 135

clean and jerk
1x1 155, 165 (no jerk),
1/2 180 (no jerk)
1/2 185 (no jerk) pr on clean

high bar back squat
3x5 200
used a mirco band around middle thigh, it worked very well in keeping my knees out even on heavy sets. very impressed. I have dave tate to thank for that tip and a rubber band from his website is being shipped to richmond as i speak.

press 115 3x5


First day training in new gym.

snatch 1x75,85 3/5 for 111 lbs
clean and jerk 1x45,75,111 5/5 clean 3/5 jerk
back squat 2x5 205 (had 10k next morning which I ran in 52:14)
bench 3x4 190
wide grip pull ups 6,5,5,5
dips 11,10,10


snatch 111 (3/5)
c and j 165 (5/5)
back squat 5x5 205
press 3x5 120
wide grip pull ups with 1 min break 6,6,5,4
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