Thursday, October 27, 2011
Pan-Ams are on right now, and there's been a great live stream going on here:
Fantastic camera angles, well-timed editing, a joy to watch. US take note on how to present a meet!
I'm not going to talk about the performances of the American lifters, since it's been hashed over ad nauseum on multiple places on the Internet, so I'd rather not contribute to the cacophony. Instead, I'll just point out that World's are a couple weeks away, so there's simply no reason to expect any of the athletes participating in World's to be peaking for this meet.
My own training has been sporadic, but I'm enjoying it as always. Both my shoulders are finally healthy, so I've been snatching and jerking again, up to around 80/100 on a fairly regular basis, and cleaning up to 110. Life has been busy as always, so I try to train whenever possible.
One fun thing I tried out while my shoulders were rehabbing was sumo deadlifts. With a conventional deadlift max of 150'ish and difficulty pulling more than 140 on any given day, I was able to ramp up my sumo max to 170 in just a few workouts, pulled 150x6 and 140x10.
Here's a vid:
I've also put together a bunch of tutorial material over the past few months, including a vid illustrating pulling the bar to the same height on every lift, rather than starting off by powering things and slowly receiving the bar lower and lower. I find that I'm simply incapable of the adjustment required to speed up under the bar if I start my warmups off by floating under it. Here's what I'm talking about:
Finally, here's a little teaser of an announcement I'll be coming out with in a few short weeks (no, I'm not going into porn, sorry!).
Stay strong and train hard,
If anyone out there is interested in seeing what I might be able to offer you, in programming, technique critique, or anything training-related, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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