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cloystreng
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After not front squatting since November, then getting injured and just getting into squatting these past two weeks, I decided to see if I could front squat yet without pain. I hit a pretty easy, painless 94%. Not bad.

Front squat at the end.


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TheJonty
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Well, to those who wished me luck yesterday, thanks. Seems like I could've used it haha.

Had to do a bit of work to make weight, weigh-in was at 1pm and at about 12:10pm on the competition scale I was 105.6. Oops. Wound up having to do my official weigh-in twice, but by 1:30 I was at 104.82.

Opened at 135 in the snatch, hit it strong. Jumped to 140 for my second, ass shot up a bit off the ground and I kicked it out front just enough to lose it after a bit of a fight. Third attempt, 140 again, better position off the floor but I dived under it a bit, lost it behind me.

Opened at 170 in the clean and jerk, hit it strong. Jumped to 177 to put me ahead of the other guy in the 105s, lost position off the floor and kicked it just enough in front so that I couldn't save it and stand up with it. With only one attempt left, went up to 179 to try to put me high enough so that my competitor couldn't catch me. Felt strong off the floor but it pushed me back onto my ass.

So, all in all, 2/6, 135/170 for a 305 total and second place. Clean and jerk and total were competition PRs, but still overall disappointed with how I lifted (I've done 140 and 175 in training). Going to be looking to be much more consistent and hit a better total at nationals in a couple months.

Video:

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Ed Ache
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TheJonty wrote:
Well, to those who wished me luck yesterday, thanks. Seems like I could've used it haha.

Had to do a bit of work to make weight, weigh-in was at 1pm and at about 12:10pm on the competition scale I was 105.6. Oops. Wound up having to do my official weigh-in twice, but by 1:30 I was at 104.82.

Opened at 135 in the snatch, hit it strong. Jumped to 140 for my second, ass shot up a bit off the ground and I kicked it out front just enough to lose it after a bit of a fight. Third attempt, 140 again, better position off the floor but I dived under it a bit, lost it behind me.

Opened at 170 in the clean and jerk, hit it strong. Jumped to 177 to put me ahead of the other guy in the 105s, lost position off the floor and kicked it just enough in front so that I couldn't save it and stand up with it. With only one attempt left, went up to 179 to try to put me high enough so that my competitor couldn't catch me. Felt strong off the floor but it pushed me back onto my ass.

So, all in all, 2/6, 135/170 for a 305 total and second place. Clean and jerk and total were competition PRs, but still overall disappointed with how I lifted (I've done 140 and 175 in training). Going to be looking to be much more consistent and hit a better total at nationals in a couple months.

Video:



Hard to be happy when you don't do as well as you feel you could. Still, 5kg comp pb clean and jerk, equal comp pb snatch and new pb total is not to be sniffed at! 305 total is badass too. What would you need to win the nationals?

Well done man!

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PB Andy
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awesome vid, man, thanks for sharing. Sorry you couldn't do better and take first but those are still some very respectable numbers!

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Had 2 days off due to family stuff...the longest time I've had off since June. This mornings snatch session was terrible, timing was wwwaaayyyyy off. Went in from my PM session aaannnddd...


Thats's 80kg on my total since April 2010 when I started at Crossfit Manchester with 80/100, I'm now 120/140. If I get another 40kg between now and 2013 I'll be freaking made up, if I get half that it'd be decent.

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Koing
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[quote]TheJonty wrote:
Well, to those who wished me luck yesterday, thanks. Seems like I could've used it haha.

Had to do a bit of work to make weight, weigh-in was at 1pm and at about 12:10pm on the competition scale I was 105.6. Oops. Wound up having to do my official weigh-in twice, but by 1:30 I was at 104.82.

Opened at 135 in the snatch, hit it strong. Jumped to 140 for my second, ass shot up a bit off the ground and I kicked it out front just enough to lose it after a bit of a fight. Third attempt, 140 again, better position off the floor but I dived under it a bit, lost it behind me.

Opened at 170 in the clean and jerk, hit it strong. Jumped to 177 to put me ahead of the other guy in the 105s, lost position off the floor and kicked it just enough in front so that I couldn't save it and stand up with it. With only one attempt left, went up to 179 to try to put me high enough so that my competitor couldn't catch me. Felt strong off the floor but it pushed me back onto my ass.

So, all in all, 2/6, 135/170 for a 305 total and second place. Clean and jerk and total were competition PRs, but still overall disappointed with how I lifted (I've done 140 and 175 in training). Going to be looking to be much more consistent and hit a better total at nationals in a couple months.

Video:


It's hard when you hit a few PBs but you don't do as well as you wanted. Next time mate!

I see you beat Justin! lol Do you guys talk much with each other or not really? How tall is the guy? I saw his video and he looked f0cking huge man! He is only 97.9kg! Looks like a solid 105 man! He did 293 in the end I think? What did the winner get?

Smash it next time!

Koing

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Koing
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Ed Ache wrote:
Had 2 days off due to family stuff...the longest time I've had off since June. This mornings snatch session was terrible, timing was wwwaaayyyyy off. Went in from my PM session aaannnddd...


Thats's 80kg on my total since April 2010 when I started at Crossfit Manchester with 80/100, I'm now 120/140. If I get another 40kg between now and 2013 I'll be freaking made up, if I get half that it'd be decent.


Really sharp 120 mate! Looks very powerful and your fast under the bar!

80kg is HUGE. How much has your FS gone in that period?

It's weird how you can have a poor morning session then you totally destroy it in the evening! Or have an amazing morning session then lift trash in the evening LOL.

Koing

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Koing
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027

21/03/2012
FS 175x2 2RM
Sn 115
CJ 120 145

028

25/03/2012
Sn 115
CJ 120 145
FS 100 140 170
ab work

029

28/03/2012
you will love this one DW lol
Sn 90 115x 115x 115x 115x 115 terrible sn lol
CJ 120 145x (jerk) 140
FS 100 140 170

Koing

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Koing
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Ed Ache wrote:
TheJonty wrote:
Three days out from Western Canadians. Could be sharper, but feeling strong and overall feeling pretty good. Little heavier than I'd like, but factor in that I always weigh myself immediately post-workout in my workout clothes when I've had roughly 3-3.5L of fluid over the previous couple hours, and I figure I'll be just fine. Not really doing much of a taper, but then again I don't feel I've been diligent enough with my training over the past couple months to earn a full week (or longer) taper.



Best of luck. I'm quite the fan of a non-taper taper.


My taper consisted of

10 days out: FS 175x2 new 2RM, Sn 115, CJ 145
6 days out, sn 115, cj 145, fs 170
3 days out, sn 115, cj 140, fs 170

Before I was about hitting 115 on most sessions and spiked up to 125 and a few at 120. CJ has been strong for about 4-5 weeks, not hitting less then 145 most sessions.

But I'm only training 3x a week so my taper isn't needed much. The main thing is not FS a heavy triple before I lift makes quite a big different. If I'm hitting okay weights with FS first, come comp time if I ease up a bit I should feel a lot fresher.

Koing

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Koing
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Comp no2
31/03/2012 : Crystal Palace

Felt a bit nervous as I haven't had to struggle to qualify for a British in ages. Even if I lifted so so I'd make the qualification but seeing as I'm moving up a weight class I needed 275, 2.5kg above my comp PB...

Bw 96.35 after a protein shake, triple pack of sandwhiches, apple, water...got to eat more but I'm literally full all of the time, been doubling up on lunches, but my weak point is getting in carbs for breakfast, I just feel too full after my protein shake.

Had a lot of prodium gold, creatine, coffee, creapump, relentless energy/ caffeine drink...felt pretty jittery LOL

warm ups
bar felt okay, not super light, but okay, way too full of water, kept going to the toilet like a race horse...belt felt tight

Sn
120
125 : equal comp PB
128 +3kg comp PB! Booyah! Suprised, got it over head and got up, job done

CJ
147 made 275 total, qualified for the British as a 105, nice! Means I'll have competed at the British in 3 different weight classes :P 85, 94 and 105 :P, started out as a 77
155 had to follow myself so 2mins, should have left the minimum increase of 1kg, then up it in the first 30seconds to 155, so I get a bit more time but did't, next time I'll use that tactic, so a bit fatigue for the Jerk, Clean looked good but the Clean was cut a bit short but no biggie at this weight, drive on the Jerk was always leaning forwards a tad, not good, bar in front

Chose to go to 158 next, Andy Reug first lift of 158 so it meant I had more time, he got 2 red lights, so he had to take his lift again, he made it so that was great for me, it gave me more time,
158 +8kg comp PB! Boom! I had about 4mins I think so I just felt much fresher heading out to take this lift, didn't have to rush myself. I literally had about 3-5seconds left on my 155 attempt. Cn better, squat up felt tougher than the video, Jerk a tad forwards but I got my head through and I had punched the bar far enough back I could step through with my rear leg and recover it!

SUPER chuffed with the comp, 5/6 made my 275 total

128 158
286 +13.5kg comp total
3 PBs, can't complain, a great comp for me, best in 13yrs. I don't think I've ever gotten 3/3 in the Sn and it's been so long since I made 5/6, best sinclair with 322 as well.



Koing



Bro was in action also. HIs 120 he had to follow himself but because the guy moved up that f0cked my bro up. He didn't get 2mins but the remainder of the other guys 1min count that the previous guy had. I'm not 100% of the rules of this. But they did start the clock for the other guy and he is allowed to move up within 30seconds. Then I'm 50/50 as to what happens next

1) Let the time go for the guy that is following himself
2) Reset the clock to 2mins as the previous guy will end up *following himself* but not get a 2min count

He hit 3 PB's, but he was disappointed. But hey +1 on the Sn and +1 on the CJ and +5 on his total isn't bad right? Good to see him hungry for more though.

Koing

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TheJonty
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Koing wrote:
It's hard when you hit a few PBs but you don't do as well as you wanted. Next time mate!

I see you beat Justin! lol Do you guys talk much with each other or not really? How tall is the guy? I saw his video and he looked f0cking huge man! He is only 97.9kg! Looks like a solid 105 man! He did 293 in the end I think? What did the winner get?

Smash it next time!

Koing


I'm on pretty good terms with most of the BC guys, we're pretty friendly, and they're all good guys. Yeah, he hit 293, and yes he does look massive for his weight. He didn't have a spectacular day in the snatch but he jerked really well.

Winner totalled 311, 136/175.

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Ed Ache wrote:
Hard to be happy when you don't do as well as you feel you could. Still, 5kg comp pb clean and jerk, equal comp pb snatch and new pb total is not to be sniffed at! 305 total is badass too. What would you need to win the nationals?

Well done man!


Nationals at 105 actually has the potential to be VERY interesting. Within the last 4-5 months there's been 5 guys who have totalled 300+ in competition at 105, one of whom has hit 325 in the past. Actually, if you take each of those lifter's best competition total (that I'm aware of) from the last 5 months, you get 300, 305, 310, 310, and 311. So it could turn into a very tight race for the medals and will depend heavily on who shows up and what kind of shape they show up in.

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TheJonty
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Koing wrote:
SUPER chuffed with the comp, 5/6 made my 275 total

128 158
286 +13.5kg comp total
3 PBs, can't complain, a great comp for me, best in 13yrs. I don't think I've ever gotten 3/3 in the Sn and it's been so long since I made 5/6, best sinclair with 322 as well.



Koing


Those are some nice lifts and some nice PBs man. Well done.

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debraD
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TheJonty wrote:
Ed Ache wrote:
Hard to be happy when you don't do as well as you feel you could. Still, 5kg comp pb clean and jerk, equal comp pb snatch and new pb total is not to be sniffed at! 305 total is badass too. What would you need to win the nationals?

Well done man!


Nationals at 105 actually has the potential to be VERY interesting. Within the last 4-5 months there's been 5 guys who have totalled 300+ in competition at 105, one of whom has hit 325 in the past. Actually, if you take each of those lifter's best competition total (that I'm aware of) from the last 5 months, you get 300, 305, 310, 310, and 311. So it could turn into a very tight race for the medals and will depend heavily on who shows up and what kind of shape they show up in.


It's too bad there won't be a stream of that. I'd love to see it!

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NewWorldMan
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TheJonty wrote:
Koing wrote:
SUPER chuffed with the comp, 5/6 made my 275 total

128 158
286 +13.5kg comp total
3 PBs, can't complain, a great comp for me, best in 13yrs. I don't think I've ever gotten 3/3 in the Sn and it's been so long since I made 5/6, best sinclair with 322 as well.



Koing


Those are some nice lifts and some nice PBs man. Well done.


Agreed - nice lifts and BIG congrats on the new totals.

Re: your brother's clock issue. They were correct once the clock starts and the lifter calls for the increase then the next lifter is up on a 1:00 clock even if he was the prior lifter. He is not following himself at this point. See rules 6.5.14 & 15 of the IWF handbook:



When a competitor asks for a change of weight and still
has to take this heavier weight next, the clock is stopped
while the weight is changed. After the change has been
completed, the clock continues to run until the end of the
allocated time. When a competitor asks for a change and,
in doing so, follows another competitor, the normal one
minute (60 seconds) applies for the next attempt.
6.5.15 In case a request by an athlete taking consecutive attempts
changes the order and another athlete is called whose time
starts running, but he/she too asks for a change, as a result
of which athlete No.1 (originally called) is called again,
he/she shall be granted only one (1) minute.


This happened to Mendes as US Nationals. A good tactic if not good sportsmanship.

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olylifter106
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Newworldman beat me to the explanation. Kevin, absolutely right. This is how Farris got screwed at World's too!!

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Ed Ache
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Solid lifting Koing...just as I think I'm catching you up you pull ahead. I'm not sure what my FS was then, dunno where my logs are. Think April 2010 it was about 110, current pb is 162 but I've been hitting 155 as a daily max fairly regularly now. Since I've added back squat in, they've been powering up too. I need to find a comp in may for some lifting experiance, then SMASH the Nothern Open in November. 1 week 'till my training hol too!

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TheJonty wrote:
Ed Ache wrote:
Hard to be happy when you don't do as well as you feel you could. Still, 5kg comp pb clean and jerk, equal comp pb snatch and new pb total is not to be sniffed at! 305 total is badass too. What would you need to win the nationals?

Well done man!


Nationals at 105 actually has the potential to be VERY interesting. Within the last 4-5 months there's been 5 guys who have totalled 300+ in competition at 105, one of whom has hit 325 in the past. Actually, if you take each of those lifter's best competition total (that I'm aware of) from the last 5 months, you get 300, 305, 310, 310, and 311. So it could turn into a very tight race for the medals and will depend heavily on who shows up and what kind of shape they show up in.


Should make for an interesting time then! I'm rooting for your 320+

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Ed Ache wrote:
1 week 'till my training hol too!


Cool, where you going? I'm saving up for one.

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Koing
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debraD wrote:
TheJonty wrote:
Ed Ache wrote:
Hard to be happy when you don't do as well as you feel you could. Still, 5kg comp pb clean and jerk, equal comp pb snatch and new pb total is not to be sniffed at! 305 total is badass too. What would you need to win the nationals?

Well done man!


Nationals at 105 actually has the potential to be VERY interesting. Within the last 4-5 months there's been 5 guys who have totalled 300+ in competition at 105, one of whom has hit 325 in the past. Actually, if you take each of those lifter's best competition total (that I'm aware of) from the last 5 months, you get 300, 305, 310, 310, and 311. So it could turn into a very tight race for the medals and will depend heavily on who shows up and what kind of shape they show up in.


It's too bad there won't be a stream of that. I'd love to see it!


That would be a sweet comp to watch!

Ryan, George, Justin and the 2 other dudes!

Koing

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Koing
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NewWorldMan wrote:
TheJonty wrote:
Koing wrote:
SUPER chuffed with the comp, 5/6 made my 275 total

128 158
286 +13.5kg comp total
3 PBs, can't complain, a great comp for me, best in 13yrs. I don't think I've ever gotten 3/3 in the Sn and it's been so long since I made 5/6, best sinclair with 322 as well.



Koing


Those are some nice lifts and some nice PBs man. Well done.


Agreed - nice lifts and BIG congrats on the new totals.

Re: your brother's clock issue. They were correct once the clock starts and the lifter calls for the increase then the next lifter is up on a 1:00 clock even if he was the prior lifter. He is not following himself at this point. See rules 6.5.14 & 15 of the IWF handbook:



When a competitor asks for a change of weight and still
has to take this heavier weight next, the clock is stopped
while the weight is changed. After the change has been
completed, the clock continues to run until the end of the
allocated time. When a competitor asks for a change and,
in doing so, follows another competitor, the normal one
minute (60 seconds) applies for the next attempt.
6.5.15 In case a request by an athlete taking consecutive attempts
changes the order and another athlete is called whose time
starts running, but he/she too asks for a change, as a result
of which athlete No.1 (originally called) is called again,
he/she shall be granted only one (1) minute.


This happened to Mendes as US Nationals. A good tactic if not good sportsmanship.



I thought so. But at least my coach knew of it and got my bro on the platform with time to spare to lift. Just that following yourself is a mofo!

Koing

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Koing
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Ed Ache wrote:
Solid lifting Koing...just as I think I'm catching you up you pull ahead. I'm not sure what my FS was then, dunno where my logs are. Think April 2010 it was about 110, current pb is 162 but I've been hitting 155 as a daily max fairly regularly now. Since I've added back squat in, they've been powering up too. I need to find a comp in may for some lifting experiance, then SMASH the Nothern Open in November. 1 week 'till my training hol too!


Crazy, 52kg in a year! I wonder what you hit this year and where you off to? San Fran?

Koing

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Koing
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030 Woking - first session after the comp

04/04/12

FS - time to max out I think
bar x 6
60 x 3
100 x 3
140
160
170
182 +2kg PB! f0cking booyah! Failed this 12x last year...FINALLY managed it, first 400lb FS!
184 +2kg PB! nice! Good pick, got 185 on a good day imo...



PS
warm up, bar work
50
70
90
100
105
110x lol
110x lol

Done


031 - Woking with the SquatHouse - Morning training

06/04/2012

FS
standard warm up
150
165 x3 : wtf? felt impossibly heavy...wanted 4 but I think the 4th would have buried me...morning training is not for me!

PCJ
warm up
60
100
120
130

032 : SSP solo style, Oxman and Phil are back home for easter

08/04/2012

FS
160
170 x3 : heaviest 3 in about 2 weeks? Felt heavy but I felt I had a few more kg's in here

Sn - going to do some doubles for 3weeks or so then start going heavy for singles
100 x2
110 x2
115 1/2 ; 2nd behind
120 1/2
120 x
120 x
this dude then runs up to me and tells me to stop dropping the weights and that I'm making too much noise and it's distracting him...I tell him does he know what I'm doing and it's fine for me to drop weights. I am lifting on platforms, eleiko bar, rubber weights...he says he is going to speak to management. I tell him that is fine, go ahead. A few guys roll their eyes at the dude...granted no one is doing anything over head but they at least know your allowed to drop weights from over head. I've spoken to most of the gym instructors and they are fine with me dropping weights from over head. The platforms are meant for it as well as the expensive Eleikos and random rubber weights (random as they are weird colours and not standard Oly colours). He storms off. He goes to the managers office a few times but I don't think anyone is in. He gets someone later and he is telling her something. She probably tells him that I'm allowed to drop weights on the platforms as they were designed for this single reason...it was the first time I've had some guy tell me to not drop weights from over head lol. He was doing some weird punching movement on the cable machine. I used his hilarious rage to lift more weight...I was f0cking determine to double 120
120 1/2
120 x
120 2/2 booyah! TAke that from not dropping over head! If I could lower 120 often and without injurying myself I'd probably be lifting enough to go to the Olympics...

CJJ : going to do double Jerks
warm up
60
100
120
140 +5kg PB, previous PB was 135, the 140 hit me like a sack of spuds on the 2nd rep, didn't do so well in lowering it and dropping it on myself...more like dropped it on myself and crumpled me up, set myself up and made the 2nd Jerk.

CJ
145 was suppose to do a double Jerk but felt way too heavy to lower down so just did one J with it
150x made the Cn but did't get the 2nd Jerk

Wide Grip Pull ups
18 : Equal PB! Hit 12 really strong, 13-15 were good then grinded out the last 3reps

Ab work, stretch

Good session.

Koing

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cloystreng
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Front squat PR after back squatting up to 95%. Front squat 345 lbs. Thats 156.

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Front Squat PR 350 lbs (159).

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