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Old 04-01-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
Blake Nelson
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Default Blake's strength + Olympic Lifting Log

Whatup,
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.

3-17-10

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

Snatch
1x1 95 115 125

low bar back squat
3x5 210

bench
3x5 185

snatch
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

3-26-10

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

3-29-10

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqDFCGfPQTI
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