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Old 03-11-2011, 12:00 PM   #11
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Today:

DL: 1x5 100, Im going to try some linear progression here. I would approximate my 1RM to 120.

Frontsquats: 3x5 47.5 no problems. I wanted to do back squats but the rack was under service so power cleaned and did front squats.

Press 3x5 35, nemas problemas

Today I also finally did some ATG overhead squats with what I think is decent form. Tried doing full snatches, that didnt go so well...
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:11 PM   #12
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I thought I would write some background for anyone who is reading. I started lifting about 8-9 months ago at 60 kg bodyweight. After starting strength and eating a ton I was up to 80 kg. Got fat and didnt get so strong so I lost motivation. But now its time to get strong and fast!


Current 1RM (approx)

Squat: 80
Front squat: 55
Deadlift:120
Bench: 60
Snatch 40
C&J 50
press: 40

BW 76

goal:

1RM
Squat: 120
Front squat 100
Deadlift 170
Bench 100
Press 50
Snatch 70
Clean and jerk 85

BW 85

Long term goal would be to try and compete in PL or OL, that would be fun!

Going back to SS with some extra snatches and C&J instead of power clean.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:36 AM   #13
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today

3x5 Front squat 50, rack still brioken
3x5 bench press 40, weaker here than I expected.
C&J A few sets x3 50
3-4 tries at 52.5. Pressed the last part of the jerk
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:44 PM   #14
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squat
3x5 45 , tried high bar squat for first time. I had some balance issue the first set but figured it out. Light weight

Deadlift
1x3 105

press
1x3 37.5
1x1 37.5
back off sets/punishment sets @ 32.5

power snatches @ 40

Lots of failed weight, dunno why. The workout was over in 40 min so I spent bout 20 minutes doing snatches and some overhead squats. It went well, managed to do some full snatches.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:05 PM   #15
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I was thinking, are olympic lifts good for building strength or is strength a requirement for being good at weightlifting? Can technique substitute strength or the other way around?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:13 AM   #16
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3x5 Front squat 50 easy, forgot to add weight

3x5 bench press 42.5
C&J up to 52.5. Liiiittle press out at 52.5

Chins and some rows, my chiropractor told I should do rows to strenghten upper back.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:28 PM   #17
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I was thinking, are olympic lifts good for building strength or is strength a requirement for being good at weightlifting? Can technique substitute strength or the other way around?
Hi Per,

Olympic lifts are great for building strength, and of course increasing strength would be a huge help to increase your lifts. And with regards to the technique question, strength and power are the 'tools' to lift the weights, but technique is the medium through which this strength and power is expressed...
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:41 AM   #18
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Hi Per,

Olympic lifts are great for building strength, and of course increasing strength would be a huge help to increase your lifts. And with regards to the technique question, strength and power are the 'tools' to lift the weights, but technique is the medium through which this strength and power is expressed...
Hi Gareth,

I formulated the question poorly, what I meant was if one should get strong and then do oly-lift or if the strength comes with the technique and training of oly-lifts.

Today:

Back squat: 3x5 50, last set got heavy, but it only feels like a form issue
Press 2x5 35
1x3 35
P. snatches up to 42.5. I tried to squat a little more when I catch the bar, went better. Form videos on saturday or sunday.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:31 PM   #19
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Good luck with your LP!

I'm on the same trip as you might've seen. Everything I say should be taken with a grain of salt since I'm a beginner as well, but I highly recommend the Greyskull LP. It differs from SS in a few ways and suits me better.

How is the lifting club you mentioned?
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:14 AM   #20
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Today:

Snatches: Power snatches up to 42.5, feels like form is more of a problem then strength. Forgot the camera so couldt film.

Full snatches (!) up to 27.5, FUN! Fell on my butt a couple of times which I think amused the gym :-)

C&J 52.5 stuck

Front squats: 52.5. Squats were very hard, must up my calorie intake. maybe like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3nA2zqeX5Q

Haters getting weak!
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Good luck with your LP!

I'm on the same trip as you might've seen. Everything I say should be taken with a grain of salt since I'm a beginner as well, but I highly recommend the Greyskull LP. It differs from SS in a few ways and suits me better.

How is the lifting club you mentioned?
Will check that out, do you do oly lifts aswell? I got a number to the coach at the club but he is a hard man to reach. I think Iml just gonna go there next week and see if its cool that I lift there.
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