supa power wrote:
Sorry, I wasn’t clear on that. I ment the bar is bouncing off my thighs. I’m currently on my fifth week of the program, which is at the very start of the book! I know it’s probably for a 14 year old but since I’m new to weights I thought I would start from scratch. Yes I like the program too, I think it’s a very logical progression and I can really feel the value of each exercise contributing to learning the technique.
However there is a lot of volume. For the beginner it recommends
“6 sets of a total of 34 lifts for each exercise” and there are usually 6 different exercises per workout, but if this is for a 14 yr old then surely I can handle it at 19!
I’m wondering if i’m wasting my time though, my initial lifts were: muscle snatch 60kg and pwr clean 85kg at 80kg bodyweight, I mean is this good enough? Do I have any talent? LOL…
Wow your really far into it, did you jump into that part of the program or start the book from scratch? Also what kind of gains have you made?
Just follow the loading scheme that they give you. Your talent will emerge after years, not weeks or months. I started old too (didn’t start focusing on weightlifting exclusively until I was about 20).
You should find a coach or a lifting partner who knows the technique well because that’s the main thing you won’t get out of this program (that is, a living person to check your technique instead of just using books and videos to figure it out yourself). If you’re doing the first month of the program, where the weights aren’t even listed in percentages (which is fine) then don’t really worry much about the weight. Just do what you can for 5-6 reps per set with good form as they mention.
Can you full clean and full snatch?
If you can’t learn how. If you can, go here and look at what class you fall under, which will tell you technically where you should be in the program:
I’d follow the program for the first or second year of training all the way through before you go on to the percentage based training.[/quote]
Wow thats awesome, many thanks. Looking at that it seems I should be able to clean around 105 kg if I had good technique.
Right now I can finally do a full snatch and clean, but while usinig light weights only. However theres no way I can make my self drop under heavy weights at the moment, it still feels too unatural. I think it’s just a psychological thing right now though