Time to stop lurking and to start contributing.
Age : 23
Weight : 208-211 morning weight, Bodyfat: Won’t guess without a shoe
Background : I played football and wrestled in high school and did some Olympic Lifting during the spring. Then came the dastardly combination of…END OF SENIOR YEAR LAZINESS + SENIOR FREE PERIOD + McDONALD’S/TACO BELL/ HOOTERS/ COLDSTONE.
Mild fleshiness and complete lack of physical shape resulted, and I was aimless for a bit.
I started lifting again when I got my shit together and went to college at age 20. I spent a year doing “general fitness”, then I got back into Olympic Lifting.
My lifts at 222 lbs with terrible form in May were: 275 lb bench, 107.5 Kilo Snatch, 120 Kilo Clean, 115 Kilo Jerk, 335 lb Front Squat
I then cut down to 214 with the Rapid Fat Loss Diet as a Category 1. I managed to lose another four pounds when I reverse dieted out of it (added 50 g carbs per week). I then went to see Midwestern relatives who fed me like a calf being prepared for slaughter and gained some back. Cut down again the past three weeks with Pro: 200, Fat 100, Carbs 200 on training days (with a cheat meal on Saturday training day) and a PSMF day following the cheat meal. I stopped that when I realized it was really stupid for my current goals. I’ll probably do another quick RFL stint around Thanksgiving break for vanity sake, and so that I can pig out for a day or two without consequences.
MAIN GOAL: Undo some bad techniques I ingrained in myself due to coaching techniques that did not work for me, and lack of consistent coaching. Progress so far has been excellent. I had a bad habit of not staying over the bar long enough which caused me to pull with my arms, thereby limiting power. That habit has mostly been destroyed.
SECONDARY GOAL: Increase conditioning so that I can perform better in Oly training, and not vomit and die during intramural season.
Current lifts at 208-211ish : ? bench, 105 Kilo Snatch, 125 Kilo Clean, 130 Kilo Jerk, 305 lb front squat, push press…lol
None of the Olys were too difficult, I am expecting 5-10 more kilos when I max out in two or so weeks.
Highlights of the past few days of training:
Thursday 7/18 : 130 Kilo Jerk, epic PR
Friday 7/19: Clean complex of Pull, Squat Clean, Jerk up to 245 lbs.
Sat 7/20 Nothing
Sun 7/21 10 hill sprints
Monday 7/22 HOLY CNS BURNOUT. Barely snatched 100, did a bunch of technique work.
Tuesday 7/ 23 Neural Charge.