Hey guys, I really want to learn the Olympic Lifts. However, I do not believe I am strong enough to learn them yet. I am female, and have done cut after cut, and never worked on strength. I started my 2 a day strength routine 5 weeks ago, and went from barely being able to do an eccentric-only chin-up, to being able to do a couple full ones with only a Jumpstretch mini band (25 lb) for support. I will finish this routine in another 5 weeks.
After I finish the strength routine I am currently on, I want to start a strength routine where I will prime my body to be able to learn the Olympic lifts. I really don’t know much about the sport, aside its based on the Clean and Jerk and the Snatch. But I was thinking first working on just clean, overhead squats, support work, etc. This will also give me some time to sort out my life enough to be able to find, and work with, a coach.
In fact, this whole idea may just be a cop out to not start learning the lifts right now. Both my parents are terminally sick, and I spend a fair share of my time with them, and also at school. If someone thinks this whole idea is a bad idea, I’d be open to suggestions on what to do instead.