I realize this is an older post, but thought I just saw it and thought I would respond.
Would you consider a family man for this? I am 25 years old and would love the opportunity. I am self taught on all the lifts but have hit 315lbs. @ 215lb. BW on clean and jerk in bare feet with a 50lb starter kit bar and no belt or platform. I have power snatched 215 in the past. I have not been able to train o-lifts as I have two jobs at present, but current numbers are as follows (all done with no belt, knee wraps or shoes):
FS (ATG)- 425 (barefooted)
BS(ATG)- 495 (barefooted)
BS (PL)- 535 (barefooted)
Strict press- 215 (PR is 225)
BF: 10 - 12%
I am roughly as strong as I have ever been after a long return from a torn bicep tendon playing rugby. At that time (22 years old) I was a top level college rugby player earmarked for collegiate all American status. Best 40 time run was a 4.5 with tennis shoes on a rubber track. Not sure if that counts me as having excellent athletic ability but I have always been pretty explosive. I have also dieted down for a body building show to around 4% BF and worked out roughly 6 hours a day for 17 weeks to do it. Not the smartest way to do it, but it was the best I could do given my goals and self coaching. I’d like to think I have the work ethic and dedication you would be looking for in an athlete.
I am sure I missed the boat on this by a long stretch, but if opportunities still exist I would like to take a look.[/quote]
That is not nearly close enough to the required strength for olympic weightlifting…especially the strict press. [/quote]
Really? So you would recommend anyone who is not significantly stronger than that to abandon all hopes and dreams of ever competing at a national or international level? Especially with the military press, which is not necessarily related to one’s limit lifts in the snatch and clean and jerk? Especially if they are in their mid-twenties with the potential to fill out into the 105s and get significantly stronger?
Forgive me if I henceforth think less of some (or all) of the things you post.