kpsnap: Sorry about the shoulder not allowing everything you would like to do with it. Can’t do vids until I get a working camera, and besides, Farmer Brett votes no. I will need to do some recording though, since I train alone and form is not always how it feels. I would like to do some mathematical analysis of the video eventually, so I am waiting on being able to afford a very sharp, detailed camera with high frame rates.
late2thegame: It seems you started posting here a few months after I quit. My last log was titled “Marathon runner looking dude dabbling in oly lifts” or something like that. Don’t know if its still around. The title came out of some teasing by hel when I returned to posting after a lengthy break. I’m 6’ tall and lift in the 85kg weight class, so at least compared to the guys I compete with I do look like a marathon runner. Thanks for dropping in.
Standing throws: 5, best at 29’2", mostly just warm up.
Half spins: 2, second felt good (about 32’) so
Full spins: 14. Shaky at first with bad balance and foot positions, but settled in later. The last 6 were all between 35’ and 36’ except the last one of 37’ 1". I was trying, with varying amounts of success to keep my weight over my right leg as much as possible in the middle of the ring, and trying to get my hips well out front in the front of the ring. The last throw was the closest to the ideal, and the distance reflected this.
I then did a few jumps:
Standing long jumps: 3 at 5’2", 5’7", and 6’4"
3 consecutive jumps: 18’3", 20’0", and 20’6" Stopped there because these tend to tear up my shins when I’m out of shape.
“Sprints”: (faster than walking and technically running, but damn slow, thus the scare quotes) 40 yds x 5 with about 1 min rest in between. Couldn’t find my stop watch, so no need to be appalled at the times.
So, 4 years off and not only the lifts, but also the throws and jumps are sitting at about 70-75% of previous levels. At 58, we’ll see how much of that I can get back.
Power snatches: 40x1, 45x1, 50x1, 55x1, 60x1, 65x1, 67x0, 67x1, 60 (3,3,2) Missed the second rep out front on the third set.
Squats: 60x3, 70x3, 79 (5,5,8)
OHP: 40x3, 47 (5,5,7)
SGDL: 82x8 Not quite fully recovered from Saturday’s throwing.