2009 a year in review
So how did everyone's training plans turn out for 2009?
Did you achieve all your goals, some of your goals or none of them?
The PB thread here runs pretty hot so i'm guessing most people made some significant progress this year so as we wind down for the year i figured i'd throw this out there
This is what I put in my training log at the start of the year on the 6th of January.
"Goals for 2009 are pretty simple
#1 - Compete at "Sydneys Strongest Man" in June and qualify for nationals
#2 - Compete at OzStrongman Nationals in December and place top 3 in the 105kg category."
#1 - Achieved. Competed in the comp and got an invite to nationals
#2 - Didn't make it to nationals, work got in the way and killed my training for about 5 months. Even if i'd gone I would have finished outside the top 5.
Progress this year
Bodyweight - 98kg up to 108kg now
DL - 215kg - 38kg/84lb improvement to 253kg/556lb
BSQ - 177kg (high bar ATA) - 33kg/73lb improvement to 210kg/462lb
MP - 78kg - a 13kg/29lb improvement to 91kg/200lb
BP - 110kg - a 22kg/48lb improvement to 132kg/290lb
Power clean - 120kg - about the same, haven't tested it recently
Push press 100kg - 110kg way back in june
Overall i'm a few kg short on my goals for the basic lifts (DL 260, BSQ 220, BP 140, MP 100) but given the disturbances to my training i'm still very happy with the results and i'm setting my sights on some big numbers for next year as well as planning my year around 4 major strongman comps.
I've got one more opportunity to squeeze a few more PBs out this Wendesday then i'm away until the 11th of January
So how did everyone else go?