Nice one. Cheers for the heads up about the Uni’s and clubs.
Yea I certainly would need a coach. I tried doing some full cleans a few days ago at the gym and I know they were not too good. I’ll stick to squats, deadlifts and presses to build a decent base of strength till I can find a coach.
Mate, nothing to stop you doing bar work and putting on some weight. Get some videos up etc. It’s just a lot slower without a coach on hand to to coach.
I was just pointing going to a Uni without an Oly coach is not ideal if circumstances are that you can choose to go to one with an Oly coach. Equipment is all cool, but the most important factor is the coach for a beginner.
I went to a Uni with no Oly place to lift! So I didn’t lift much in 3yrs! Doh! I went to Uni 77kg with 100/120 totals after 2.5yrs of training After 3yrs I was lifting the same weights so zero gain but zero loss.
Thats a good idea. is that 100kg snatch and 120kg clean and jerk? if so that is still an impressive weight to move. especialy if you were learning by yourself.
I do have a video of me doing some overhead squats with some pathetic weight. my form is better now and I can use more weight.
I was doing these just to get more confident under the bar. Don’t like the idea of dropping it on myself if i try and catch it in a full squat haha. But I found they have a great carry over to back squats and they’re great fun to do.
So just doing empty bar work etc for a warm up and gradualy adding weight would be a good way to go? My gym would not be very happy if I dropped the bar.
I’ll try and get some videos up.