Koing, I read that you got 100/120 in 3 years while in college. What it is then, in your opinion, the thing that has been causing your progress to be slow afterwards?[/quote]
I wasn’t in college, that was before college…
15.5 till 18.5 I went from 35/45 (after 2 weeks training in comp) to 100/120 in 3yrs. The difference? I was new to the sport, getting stronger and getting reasonable technique.
18-21 I did pretty zero gains as I was at Uni and didn’t lift much. 21-22 I had to rehab my near career ending prolapse L4, out for 9months.
23-24 was good I did 116/142 at 83.3kg in 2007, I missed 120 BEHIND that year…it took me literally 24months later to ACTUALLY SNATCH 120. I missed it about 15x IN COMPETITION. D you know how many times I entered on 120 and bombed out?! I bombed out 3 comps in a row, 0/9 Snatches when I went for 120. Didn’t even get to Jerk! lol
I’ve had a few injuries but nothing crazy and one big one so I have been very lucky.
2007-2009 I lost 2 yrs gains due to my stupidness to stay in the 85’s. I was a solid 88 and the cut was killing my strength :(. Then in 2009 I moved up and in 2010 I hit 120/145.
I’ve Cleaned 165 in training and I bet my gonads I could Clean 170 in comp but it’s my Jerk that is failing me. I need to work on my dip and drive to be straight. Harder said then done when it’s 140+ and this is the reason for my inconsistency when it’s heavy.
So no excuses. Just some stupid behaviour in 2007-2009 and my inability to Jerk properly. Sn I’ve find tuned and I will crack 130 before the year is over. It’s only about 36kg above my bodyweight now…LOL.