I’m 14 and I’ve been lifting StrongLifts for the past 5 months and currently my lifts are:
Bench: 150 lbs 1rm
Press: 100 lbs 1rm
Squat: 300 lbs 5rm
Deadlift 315 lbs
Row: 135 lbs 1rm
All tested for max even though its a 5x5 program
However, after every session I increasingly hate the bench press and I’ve instead did Wave Loading 3/2/1 for it because i’ve struggled so much with it. I think i hate it because i’m hypermobile/double jointed in my left shoulder and it feels very weird. I’ve also changed the press into 5x5 clean and press because I’m really interested in Oly and after reading about it and learning about the benefits of Oly.
I’m going to keep doing SL because my short term goal is to get a 315 squat and I love squatting more than any other movement, except maybe clean and press.
However, there’s one catch. I don’t know where to learn the lifts. I thought maybe i could go to a crossfit box and probably that’s my best bet. So, I’m pretty sure I’m going to do oly, but how can i learn these lifts if i go into the crossfit gym and theres a guy quarter squatting 500 lbs. Or what if i go in there and the price for learning the lift is all the money i saved this summer from being a golf caddy?
I asked around at the Gym i go to, (the Y) and the one guy who does oly said he learned from his lifting coach for football. I play rugby though and im not willing to tryout for our school which won states for the past 5 years