Hi Koing, glad to see your still lifting and posting. You helped me back in 07 when I was making my comeback to OL after 30 years. I ran out of steam in Costa Rica due to a bad shoulder and no decent gym. I took a year off and then started back 6 months ago. Got carried away with powerlifting, getting 320/375/500 recently, but this still means nothing to me except gave me an extra twenty pounds of muscle (now 260-sorry about the lbs, gonna have to start thinking in kilos again).
I am ready to start serious OL training again with an eye on competing in Master's (I'm 53 now). I'm living in Florida with good equipment but no coach. Any ideas? I could start my own thread...but I liked it better when you had your own and everyone pitched in. Anyway, I started my overhead squats today, tons of technique work, and half an hour of stretching, and left the powercleans alone. Doc[/quote]
Good to hear from you!
I remember dude
You will do very well in the Master’s mate. How about contacting a local college or football team? Or a CrossFit place? They should at least have the basics down and have some people lifting in the gym so that’ll provide good motivation.
OHS is a must. DO them so that you stay at the bottom for 5seconds (if your wrists don’t scream at you, or wrap them up, don’t go heavy, just the bar) hold for 5seconds but stay tight under it. Your positions will get stronger and your flexibility will improve. Do this for 5seconds x 4-5sets or so.
You can do an OHS but stay at the bottom and then move about slowly north then back to the middle, then east, then back to the middle, repeat for south and west. This will help to make you more supple.
You can do power Cleans but if you want to lift big weights you’ll have to full clean, so why not full clean now and do some Jerks? This will help you out and you can get better technique as you go along.