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I love the Olympic lifts, but we didn't have an O-lifting team at BSU. I actually think I could've been better at those than powerlifting, simply because I have a lot of fast-twitch fibers (Dad was a collegiate thrower). However, all my goals and trainnig are based on powerlifting, so I can't wait to get back into heavy training and back on the platform.
Going really well, but I realize it's a long road back. Today was my first "leg" workout; consisted of glute walks, bridges, body weight squats, step-ups/downs, and some reverse hypers and abs. Once the swelling is gone, I'll get after it even more.
530 squat, 335 bench (blows), 535 pull.
I think I had more squat and pull strength in the last meet, just didn't come together quite like I wanted it to.
Ah, not much hooping going on anymore. However, when I was training with some Olympic lifts and squatting heavy, I was also jumping higher than ever before, with basically no jump training whatsoever. Makes me wonder what I could've done having ever put the two together?