Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Training Logs

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 12-13-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
Ryne Clos
New Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 22
Default Ryne's Lifting Log

I will start by posting a little about me:

I am 25 and have lifted intermittently since I was 14. I did not do squats until college and have little experience with the clean and jerk and none with the snatch. I played Division 3 (American) football my freshman year (suffered a shoulder injury) and have not done the Oly lifts since. I recently renewed my dedication to weightlifting, with a heavy focus on the squat, clean and jerk, and other core lifts that this site focuses upon. Linear progression seems to still work for me for now, though it is definitely slowing on the bench and overhead press (and basically any upper body lift). In terms of other athletic enterprises, I play too much basketball, mountain bike, snowboard, soccer, backpack, and have recently taken up parkour. Though I have time to dedicate to lifting, I have a strange schedule because I am currently embroiled in the second year of a Ph.D. program here in South Bend.

My goals, in terms of targeted maxes on the major lifts:
Back Squat - currently 325, I want 375
Deadlift - currently 300, want 400 - only 300 now mostly because of technique
OHP - currently 150, want 185
Bench - currently 245, want 275 - where my progress is slowest
C&J - currently 190, want 235 - could get here with only technique improvements
Snatch - currently 120, want 185 - I'm just now learning this lift
I also have a goal for deadhang pull-ups, which are essential for parkour: I currently can do 5 or maybe 6 and I want to do 15 without leaving the bar.

My biggest deficiencies right now are technique on deadlift and Oly lifts and grip strength. I am a swift learner and feel confident that I will work these out. My grip strength will improve rapidly, as I grew up on a farm and have worked construction, so that strength is there, but dormant.

One final note: I do not have consistent access to a weight room until January, so I will not have weights-associated exercise on here for a while.
Ryne Clos is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
Products & Services
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator