I’m interested in Olympic lifting and would like to get decently good at it.
I have about 3-4 years lifting experience. One as a HS freshman, a year off, then one as a junior. Then, another year off and then probably 1.5-2 years of experience on and off (missed a few weeks here and there, and just came off of a 8 month layoff 6 weeks ago). Since I started back I’ve just been doing the Starting Strength program and progressing linearly (adding 5 lbs. to sets every squat day, 3 lbs every bench and OH press day and 10 pounds for the deadlift 5RM on Fridays). I think it would be a good idea to at least exhaust my gains on this program before moving to anything else.
I’m 5’4", 21 yrs, 145 lbs. 10% BF.
Here are my best lifts currently:
1x5x270 squat (3-4 inches below parallel) hang power clean 187 (caught in half squat)
1rm no straps, mixed grip 365 deadlift 1x270 lbs. deadlift double overhand, no straps
1x5x330 deadlift w/ straps Overhead squat max is probably like 115,
~130 Overhead press maybe higher though, I don’t know.
I had an Olympic lifting class at the university last Fall and got a 125 full snatch after 2-3 months. We didn’t really do anything very heavy in the class very often and I was weaker than I am now in everything else. This was the first time I practiced the snatch, and outside of 3-4 months of power cleans in high school, the only time I’ve really trained the clean or any derivation for any significant period of time.
I think if I got my form good when the weights are heavier I could still do 125, at best 135. Here is me doing 95 lbs. and trying to drop under the bar (this is power snatch/little lighter than power snatch weight): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCs9pkL4WoE
Right now, I’m guessing I can snatch anywhere between 120 worst case to 130-135 best case, and 175 worst case to 200 best case in the C&J.
I’d like to add 30-40 lbs. to the snatch and to the clean and jerk within 1-2 years. How realistic is this?