Thought I'd name my log after a song since others have done it. And besides this year I intend to shine, last year I was a bit lost, especially after my shoulder injury. So this is going to be a very, very beginners Oly lifting log (mixed in with a couple of other things), after a little prompting from Alexus. Also a lot of you seem to be juggling at least 2 types of activities/sports, which I've been trying to do as well (so far, so bad).
As corny as this sounds, it was kind of like love at first sight for me (and I usually don't fall for that love-at-first-sight nonsense). I thought it looked like the most graceful thing one could do with a big ol bar and big ol plates. My first two sessions, I seemed to pick it up pretty well and that surprised me. I'm a bit of a klutz. It was then that I decided it was about time to really concentrate on just saying nice things to my body. I even decided to finally throw out my skinny clothes that I kept thinking I was going to fit back into.
I don't have a lot of "proper" weight lifting experience, I have been working on strength training for a couple of years with the limited equipment that I have. It's actually been quite frustrating, precarious inverted rows under the kitchen table, for example. But finally after a little health scare, I decided it was time to stop wasting my time and get some proper direction.
I was really only looking for a place to work on my squats and such, but wound up traipsing to a lifting club on an hour long bus journey twice a week, bleh. Not to mention my other hobby takes enough of my time.
So far I've worked on mainly snatching, some cleaning and just a little jerking (all sounds a little dirty). Even though I've only had about 8 sessions, it has been a roller coaster of a ride but each session I've learned a little more about myself.
I should be getting an official program today, just got my prehab program from their physio. Lots of weaknesses to work on and the physio says I'm not allowed to lift 25gk on the snatch again until my wrists get strengthened up. But really no hurry (says the practical part of me, my ego wants to get that weight up) as I've a few technique issues to overcome. Anyway I feel like I've nattered enough about myself, hope everyone is still awake after reading this.