My name is RJ and I’m training for the US Bobsled team (which just won a gold medal). In order to be a bobsledder you’ve got to be big, strong, explosive, and fast, so that’s what I’m training for.
Some of my stats are:
210 lbs (a bit lower today, but I was dehydrated)
Power Clean: 300+ lbs
Power Snatch: 100+ kg
Back Squat: Somewhere in the 400s
Vertical Leap: 33-34" legitimately measured
Broad Jump: closer to 11’ than 10’
As you can see, I need to do some testing, but my numbers are all in the general area of the above. I keep a log on another site, but I thought I’d bring it here.
Here’s today’s session:
February 27th, 2010
Lower Body Focus
Still sick, and a little emotionally drained, but I need to get back to serious training. I felt a little better today after a nap. Weight is still a bit down, 206 this morning.
Some BW movements
Power Snatches (index fingers on rings, no dip to catch)
8 x 3 @ 155 lbs, 120 sec. rest
2 x 10 & 155 lbs, 120 sec. rest
Well, this session was harder than I thought it was going to be. The snatches are light enough to be easily manageable, but they put a lot of overall stress on the system. I don’t know how to describe it other than I just felt dull afterward. The minimal rest periods might have had something to do with it.
The RDLs were done extremely light with a focus on spinal position and driving with my glutes. Ab work was like it usually was, sucky, but beneficial.
To preserve my hands and shoulders, I won’t be able to snatch for high reps every session. At least not initially. Next session will probably be a mix of squats and DB jump squats. More plyos too.