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Old 08-27-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
John MacMullen
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Figured I'd start a log to track my Olympic lifting. I'm a 48 year old 94kg master lifter and I just started up with o-lifting in January of this year. Two competitions in I've done a 65kg snatch and a 95kg clean & jerk with a goal for year end of a 70/100.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:58 PM   #2
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Put in two workouts back to back since my coach changed his schedule and I've had to adjust mine to keep up. For anybody that follows along I'll post the full exercise names for a bit and then shift back to my shorthand notation.

Tuesday 8/25
warmup
wt(kg) x sets x reps

snatch block:
  • 40x3x3
  • 50x2x2
  • 55x4x2
  • 60x1x2
  • 65x1x2
power jerk:
  • 60x2x3
  • 70x2x2
  • 80x4x2
back squat:
  • 100x1x5
  • 110x1x5
  • 120x4x3
  • 130x1x1
good morning:
  • 50x3x5
Wednesday 8/26
warmup
wt(kg) x sets x reps
or
wt(kg) x setx x reps + reps

power clean + jerk:
  • 60x2x2+2
  • 70x2x2+1
  • 80x3x2+1
  • 85x1x1+1
  • 90x1x1+1
clean pull platform:
  • 90x2x4
  • 100x2x4
  • 110x3x3
back squat close feet:
  • 70x3x6
back ext:
  • 15x4x5
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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Been working out but have been slacking on logging.

Mon - 9/14
warmup
wt(kg) x sets x reps
or
wt(kg) x sets x reps + reps ...

sn bl:
  • 40x2x3
  • 50x2x3
  • 55x2x2
  • 60x1x1
  • 65x2x1
  • 67.5x2x1
  • 70x1x1
cl + sq + jerk:
  • 60x2x2+2+2
  • 70x1x1+2+1
  • 80x3x1+1+1
f sq:
  • 90x1x2
  • 100x1x2
  • 110x1x2
  • 120x1x1
bk ext:
  • 20x3x6
Two PRs today with the 70kg off the blocks and the 120 front squat, preparation fo the next competition is coming along well.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:56 PM   #4
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Wed - 9/16
wt(kg) x sets x reps
warmup

p sn:
  • 40x2x3
  • 50x2x3
  • 55x2x3
  • 60x1x2
push press:
  • 50x1x3
  • 60x2x3
  • 70x4x2
cl pull platform:
  • 80x1x4
  • 90x1x4
  • 100x3x4
cl pull block:
  • 110x2x3
  • 120x2x3
  • 150x1x3
The last set of clean pulls off the blocks were some fun with Oleg, they were heavy and my form was lacking but I did pull three so it was good to feel what that weight felt like.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:25 PM   #5
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Nice day for training, in the gym with just myself and Oleg so I got instant feedback on my lifts.

Friday - 9/18
warmup
wt(kg) x sets x reps

m close grip:
  • 40x2x4
  • 45x3x3
cl:
  • 50x1x3
  • 60x2x2
  • 70x2x2
  • 80x1x2
  • 90x2x1
  • 95x1x1
sn pull pl:
  • 60x2x4
  • 70x2x4
  • 75x3x4
mil press:
  • 40x2x4
  • 50x2x3
  • 55x4x2
Cleans went well, getting under the bar quick and focus needs to stay on quick pull and keeping the wrists in on the second pull. Snatch pulls keep focus on ankle drive, knees locked and keeping hips in to second pull.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:06 AM   #6
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Monday - 9/21
warmup
wt(kg) x sets x reps
or
wt(kg) x sets x reps + reps

sn pull + sn:
  • 40x2x3+2
  • 50x3x2+2
  • 55x2x2+1
  • 60x4x2+1
p jerk:
  • 60x2x3
  • 70x3x2
  • 75x3x2
f sq:
  • 75x2x3
  • 90x2x3
Cut the workout short, last couple of snatches second pull was short and I felt beat up from moving an antique shop the day before the workout. Coach read my right and backed down the workout. Looking forward to Wednesday.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:36 AM   #7
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Wed - 9/23
warmup
wt(kg) x sets x reps

sn "stay down":
  • 40x3x3
  • 50x6x2
  • 60x4x1
sn pull + slowdown:
  • 60x4x2
  • 70x4x4
push press:
  • 50x2x3
  • 60x2x3
  • 70x5x2
b sq:
  • 60x1x5
  • 70x1x5
  • 90x2x5
Snatch "stay down" was a good exercise to work on getting under and catching the bar. Once the bar is caught overhead stay down in the squat, stabilize and then drop bar to platform. This was good work for me on getting under and catching quickly.
Head to the OTC in Colorado Springs tomorrow for a Tommy Kono clinic, looking forward to this.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:32 AM   #8
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John,

Nice to read about your training. I too started Olympic lifting this year (March) and like you, am a masters lifter (age 50, 85 kg). I'd be curious about your training schedule. That's something that I'm trying to dail in. I recently went from lifting every other day to 3 days a week. It's hard to get off the more is better mentality but I was getting beat up and I was concerned about injuries. We'll see how 3 days a week goes. Anyway, best of luck in your training.

Tim
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:29 PM   #9
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John,

Nice to read about your training. I too started Olympic lifting this year (March) and like you, am a masters lifter (age 50, 85 kg). I'd be curious about your training schedule. That's something that I'm trying to dail in. I recently went from lifting every other day to 3 days a week. It's hard to get off the more is better mentality but I was getting beat up and I was concerned about injuries. We'll see how 3 days a week goes. Anyway, best of luck in your training.

Tim
Hi Tim, nice to meet you and my apologies for the delay in getting a response to you but I was at the Tommy Kono clinic at the OTC in Colorado Springs this last weekend and since I've been back work has been a grind catching back up.

I usually train 3 days a week, right now it's Monday/Wednesday/Saturday and this can very depending on mine and my coaches schedule. I also put some time aside for fun on my non-lifting days, I try to walk or do some strong man type of training just to switch things up. Most of the strong man type training is done with a moderate weight.

I think you'll do fine at 3 days a week and probably feel better as well but trust me when I say that "beat up" feeling can also hit on 3 training if your volume is up and your pushing it hard. Key is to give yourself time to recover so it may work best to do a heavy/medium/light style training for your 3 days.

Keep in mind that you and I are older so we need to train smart to avoid the injuries, push hard but also know when to stop. Rest hard as well, get in your sleep since it will help with recovery. I know that I'm looking forward to training for a long time to come.

Best of luck with your training as well, if you have a log here I'll stop by.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:36 PM   #10
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Got back from the Kono clinic on Monday so I worked out on Tuesday/Wednesday and will rest until Saturday to wrap this week up.

Tuesday - 9/29
warmup
wt(kg) x sets x reps
or
wt(kg) x sets x reps + reps

m sn:
  • 40x2x3
  • 45x1x3
  • 50x4x2
p cl + p jerk:
  • 65x2x2+2
  • 75x4x2+2
b sq:
  • 90x2x5
  • 100x1x4
  • 110x4x3

Ran short on time today so wrapped up and skipped the cl pull pl. This was a nice welcome back after traveling for 12 hours the day before going back home.
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