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Old 12-07-2008, 12:47 PM   #21
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Default Friday 12/5/08

Glutes and low back were still sore from Thursday's deadlift session. Kept everything fairly light at 80% range and made it a quick session.

12:00pm weights

Snatch
116x2

Clean and Jerk
133x2

Back Squat
175x3
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:21 PM   #22
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WOOHOO!! Got my weight lifting shoes in today. The Snatches felt surprisingly good. The bottom position felt MUCH more stable and easier to recover with the overhead weight. And, just found out I have the qualifying total for Empire State Games so I might be compelled to tryout this summer.


3:00pm weights

Snatch
133 2x1

1-Legged Leg Curls
70 3x7/7

Hanging Leg Raises
3x8
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:54 PM   #23
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And, just found out I have the qualifying total for Empire State Games so I might be compelled to tryout this summer.
Nice! What region and weight class would you belong to?
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:01 PM   #24
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Central Region and 69kg class. Exchanging emails right now with Keith Nautel about qualifying process and what weight ranges would probably medal. Obviously I'm not near medal standards since I just started o-lifting this summer, but it's nice to now have a goal.

Do you compete in the games at all?
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:20 PM   #25
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Yes, I competed last year as a 77. It was lots of fun, even though I didn't lift as well as I hoped. I hope to attend next year as well.

I think Jim Storch is the Central region's coach and he's a great guy. Keith is great to talk to as well.

69s have not seen full rosters the past 2 years if I remember correctly, so qualifying and ultimately medaling may just depend on who shows up. Regardless of medaling or not, the games are a really great experience. Good luck!
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:33 AM   #26
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Yeah, Jim is the central coach. He's the coach I went to for a training session over the summer to see where I was at with form on my own. Been messaging with him about getting another session together sometime in January.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:46 PM   #27
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Default Tuesday 12/9/08

2:00pm weights

Clean and Power Jerk
143 2x1

Front Squat (1RM)
205x1 (10# PR)
215x f

Press (3RM)
110x3 (PR I guess, never maxed this before)
115x 2+f

Notes: Hit a nice 10# increase in fs, very happy with that. Definately would have liked that 215. Probably switching from split jerks to power jerks permanently, they just seem to flow smoother.


5:00pm ice rink track

6laps- 4:19
10min recovery
6laps- 4:54

Average- 4:37

Notes: Probably should be keeping the difference in times closer together instead of going hard one set and too tired to go fast the second.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:51 PM   #28
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Default Wednesday 12/10/08

5:00pm weights

Weighted Pull-Ups
+25 5x3

DB Bench
70s 5x3

Row 500m- 1:49.6


First time going "balls to the walls" on rowing instead of just as a warm up. Will definately be keeping them in the rotation.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:40 PM   #29
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Finals week is officially over for me. Back at home for the next 6 weeks unfortunately.


3:00pm

10 minute plyometrics
5 minute rest
5 minute jump roping
5 minute rest
5 minute core work
5 minute rest
10 minute handstand work
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:57 PM   #30
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Finally got a chance to record myself in the gym. Posting the first set of each exercise. Didn't realize my hips were so high on the start of the Snatch. Not sure if I should be more upright on the back squats either.

4:00pm weights

Snatch (~90%)
133 x 1, f, 1 (Not sure on the failed rep, nothing felt off)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMhn...e=channel_page

Clean and Power Jerk (~90%)
151 2x1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUqLo6jbfXA

Back Squat (80%)
175 3x3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh1u8...e=channel_page



EDIT: Who knows how to get videos from youtube to here? I thought just copy & pasting the embed link would work.
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