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First Oly Lift Meet This Saturday 5-24

Yall wish me luck. The week started bad i got sick monday and didn’t get to train till this afternoon.

My plan is to go easy since this is my first meet and kind of get my feet wet. Just started oly lifting in feb.

I weigh 79kg
and my plan is
snatch 60-65-70 my PR in snatch is 73
C&J 80-85-90 my PR in is 86 but i can do that easily
Assuming i don’t have some kind of mental melt down i can do these 6 lifts no problem.

BTW oly lifting is very humbling and frustrating. You walk this thin line of doing things correctly will less weight so you can do more weight one day. Or you can do more weight now stall and suck forever. I will say that you MUST have a coach to get better.

Good luck! I thought I’d be nervous and mess up my lifts my first meet, but I got such an adrenaline rush, everything felt lighter than normal. I just had my 4th meet after 10 months of oly training.

Good luck man, tell us how it went.

[quote]jakshafter wrote:
Yall wish me luck. The week started bad i got sick monday and didn’t get to train till this afternoon.

My plan is to go easy since this is my first meet and kind of get my feet wet. Just started oly lifting in feb.

I weigh 79kg
and my plan is
snatch 60-65-70 my PR in snatch is 73
C&J 80-85-90 my PR in is 86 but i can do that easily
Assuming i don’t have some kind of mental melt down i can do these 6 lifts no problem.

BTW oly lifting is very humbling and frustrating. You walk this thin line of doing things correctly will less weight so you can do more weight one day. Or you can do more weight now stall and suck forever. I will say that you MUST have a coach to get better.[/quote]

I learned that i am a super newb at this. I did some really dumb things since it was my first time. Also being sick earlier in the week made me lose a few pounds so i weighed in at 76.8kg. At least i didn’t have to lift at the very bottom of the 85 kg class.

I started snatch with 60 like planned. It felt so light and easy cause of the adrenaline i threw it up on almost straight legs. I then got so excited by the ease of it i dropped it before the dang down signal!!! So i failed that one but it was so easy i moved up to 70, then 72. Neither were a PR but I was just wanting my first competition to go well.

On the C&J i started with 80. Once again easy money. So easy i decided to go for a pr at 90. BAM! Once again no problem but i held it up for like 3 or 4 seconds and i was getting confused about why i hadn’t recieved a down signal.

So i somehow reasoned in my head that i must have not been paying attention and missed the down signal and threw it down. I got the technique fail on that one cause my left heel was was even with the ball of my right foot. I guess that was very newb of me but i thought my feet were side by side.

Either way 90 was real easy so i went ahead and decided to do 95. I cleaned it no problem and was so excited by the clean i tarded up my jerk bad by not using good form and pressed it out.

So there you have it 76.8kg weight in , 72kg snatch and 80kg C&J. Pretty weak lifts but i have only been doing this 4 months. I took away a few good things from this. 1. I had a killer time at my first meet and it has really motivated me to train harder.

  1. One of the judges told me i was much stronger than the weights i was using and i power snatched and cleaned everything. (not because i have bad technique i have a great coach, he tells me to meet the bar where ever it comes to, i just use lighter weights cause i am new) So i reckon i got lots of room to go up from here.

  2. My wife said watching me turned her on and i got laid that night.

Good luck man!

Nice going man.

Your first meet is cool and you learn a lot and it DEFINATLEY motivates you to train harder. People do not understand this until they do their first meet.

A lot of guys drop the weight before the down sigal on their first lift of a meet.

You will never forget your feet must be inline before the ref gives you the down signal. A mistake once but learnt forever, you can’t say fairer then that.

Point 3 : now you need to compete some more :slight_smile:

Training lifts aren’t the same as competition lifts so you have better targets now. Your coach will settle your technique and you will be smashing up some big weights very soon. It is definately the case of one step backwards for two steps forwards. You will not be C&J 2x your bodyweight with poor form!

Koing

[quote]jakshafter wrote:
3. My wife said watching me turned her on and i got laid that night.[/quote]

Must have been the singlet…

I’ve got good video of either the second or third snatch attempt. Nice lift; fast and smooth. Want it or shall I just upload it to YouTube?

I seem to recall the Giryevichka making that threat.

Looks sharp Jak!

Representing East Alabama Weightlifting Club:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbaH7FRrzZ0

And doing a fine job at it