Well fellow T-Brethren, after lurking around this site for about a year, I think it’s time for me to post. First of all, my stats:
Occupation: UCLA student and cheerleader (yes, you read that right)
Major: Chemical Engineering
Sex: male, despite being a cheerleader
BF: Don’t kow, I use the mirror test
Good Morning: 295(proud of this one)
I followed a Westside-Style program from last September until February of this year, then I followed UCLA’s offseason football program for the linemen, which sent my lifts where they are now. Before that I played football and swam in high school. I half-assed the lifting and when I did take it seriously it was inappropriate (basically everything, including power cleans, 3 x 10, failure every set, etc.). So that’s where I’m at.
Ok, this could be a long post. I’ll break it into 2. My program will be pn the next one. I, of course, encourage spirited discussion.
Goals: Add to my snatch and C&J total.
I have no coach, so I’m teaching myself the technique based mostly on reading The Weightlifing Encyclopedia, and the mighty T-Nation. I think I’m doing a damn good job for just wingin’ it.
The weight room at UCLA is fine, it only lacks a reverse hyper, and no one complains when I lift. I’ve even got creative and done reverse hypers so I’ve got the equipment I need.
For the last few weeks I have been experimenting with creating my own program for O-Lifting (I insist on creating my own rather than following one so that I learn how to do it). On that note, this being a think tank and all, throw some ideas around!
Last thing, then I promise I’ll move on to the program. If there’s anyone on this board who goes to/works at/works out at UCLA let me know. Especially if you know how to O-lift.