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It's Log!


#1


Hi! :slightly_smiling:

I thought it might be time to start one of these while I work on my squat and olympic lifts. I'm not very good at sharing my training but I hope to keep the log up. I'm going to try and not be such an introvert with my training. One of my new year's resolutions this year was to get out of my basement and I did get out but I haven't trained at the gym for weeks now. So I still need to push myself out the door. Moar!

I started the lifts in February and have moved to training just squats, snatches and clean and jerk and little else.

My squat is decent but I want it stronger.

My snatches are coming along but I'm being conservative with the weight so I don't hurt myself and get shitloads of reps in for practice practice practice.

My cleans are alright but I haven't been giving them enough work because I'm obsessed with getting a the snatch working. I did a couple of snatches that felt REALLY nice, like the weight just flew up on it's own and landed perfectly with me underneath! And I want to do that again.

I'll post some videos and this past weeks training.

I'll post my PRs as I get them from here on because I'm not going to count any of my rotten lifts of the past count. For the lifts I'm about form first so I'm trying to convince myself not to get hung up on the numbers.


#2

Yay! I'm so happy you are starting a log over here!

It's better than bad - it's good!

I'm obsessed with my snatch, too. When it is good it feels so very very good. Cleans are more of a grind.

Heh.

Looking forward to following along.


#3

This week (this is just cut and paste from a text file I've kept):

Everything is in lbs because my all my plates suck and are only in lbs so I haven't done the math.

It looks like a lot! But it's not that bad :slightly_smiling:


sun mar 20

snatch
bar
60x3
60x3
60x3
65x2
65x2
70x1
70x1
70x1
70x1
bar
70x1
70x1
75x1
75x1
75x1
75x1
80x0

clean & j
85x3
95x3
95x3
95x2
105x2
105x2
115x1
115x1

bs
155x5
165x3
165x3
175x3
175x3
185x1


mon mar 21

snatch
bar
60x3
60x3
65x3
65x3
65x3
70x2
70x2
70x1
70x2
70x2
75x2
75x2

hang snatch
60x3
60x3
60x3
60x3
65x3
65x3

cleans
105x3
105x3
105x3
105x3
115x2
115x2
120x1
120x0


tues mar 22

am
back squat
130x8
130x8
130x8
140x5
150x2
150x2
160x1

pm
bar
snatch
60x3

hang snatch
60x2
60x2
60x3
60x3
60x3
60x3
60x3
65x3
65x3
65x3
65x2
65x3
65x3
70x2
75x2
75x2
80x1
80x0

hang clean
75x3
75x3
had to quit, tired and hungry


wed mar 23
am

back squat
130x8
130x8
130x8
140x5
150x2
150x2
160x1

pm
bar - drop snatches
a couple of hang snatches@60

snatch
60x2
60x2
60x2
60x2
65x2
65x2
70x2
70x2
75x1
75x2
75x2
75x1
80x2
80x1
80x1


Thurs Mar 24

am
back squats
140x5
140x5
140x5
140x5
150x3
160x2
160x2
180x1

caught up! Phew!


#4

Hey Alexus :slightly_smiling:

I'm going to regret that title as the song gets stuck in my head every time I log on.


#5

Oh! I forgot, here's a few jerks from a couple of weeks ago since I don't have any of those up there:

Looks goofy! But it's here so I can compare.


#6

it's big its heavy it's wood!

oh no, wait. its rubber...

lol. i just love that catchy little jingle heh heh.


#7

It's actually perfect for this kind of log lol. I think CBear had the picture in her log once.


#8

This...is going to be an epic log. Those snatches were pretty damn badass. They are still a work-in-progress for me. Good stuff in here!


#9

I don't plan on post a ton of pics but a couple to start with. My traps are a growing:

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#10

Really glad to see that you're putting up a log.

I don't lift oly, but I am thoroughly impressed with those of you who do!

Looking forward to following along.


#11

Hey Beast!! :slightly_smiling: Thank you. Edit: Hiya Veggie too!

Snatches are sooooooo amazing:

I want to drop under the bar like this guy! I'll listen to techno even!


#12

LOG LOG LOG LOG Everyone wants a LOG!!! (everyone wants a body like DD) yay!!!!!! This is great! I can learn so much from your vids. Thank you!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C7mNr5WMjA - we need to re--write these lyrics for your LOG


#13

Hey Debra!

Nice to have you here (again) :slightly_smiling:


#14

YAY Deb!! I'm so glad you got a log up over here! Woot woot!

Your snatches are coming along great! And I think it makes sense to that you'd concentrate on them first! As my coach said, once you get the snatch the C&J will be a piece of cake.

Your snatches look great and I think you're progressing really fast! Have you tried those drills that cloystreng did in the Oly log - where he places the bar at the sternum and drops under. I did these yesterday with a broomstick and I liked them. We'll see what happens though when I get some weight in my hands. lol!

C&Js look good too! I think the bar travels a bit far out though and you still want to extend like you do in the snatch and drop under to catch it. No? Anyways, you're doing awesome! And you have a great, low squat which will do wonders for you!

Love the pics!! Awesome!


#15

Sweet deal, Oh & I hear on sharing the training somedays (most days tbh) I come on and just put my workout and that is it. Not very exciting but it keeps me accountable.


#16

Yay! a log! impressive snatches.


#17

Wow deb, lifts look great. Look forward to following your log and progress.


#18

yeah camera face has a log!!!
your snatches looked really nice to my newbie eye. and you look as beautiful as always.

cheers


#19

Nice to see you keeping a log here, and damn those squats were perfect!


#20

Hey Gawgeous! So glad you got a log up. Awesome vids, you look like you've been doing Oly a lot longer than a mere month ago.