For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a 53 year old shrink who lifted a ton in college, came close to my dream of going to the Olympics, didn’t, and basically quit barbell lifting for thirty years and started a comeback at 50. I’m a natural powercleaner and within months I was back to 125kg, but everything else was weak.
Further, my legs are 20% paralyzed from an accident, I’ve had five surgeries to back and shoulders, I have arthritis and multi-organ endocrine disease, and I have no business doing OL at all.
Yet I love OL and can't give up my new dream of competing in and winning at least the American Master's OL, and then competing in international meets. I probably need 110/145 to do this. My flexibility is horrible and my max front squat is only about 125 right now, and I can push press maybe 130 from behind my neck but in front is very tough. Koing and others helped me a lot in the past and I accept any and all feedback as I never had a coach. But I now have a good training set-up at home, I'm taking every supplement possible to help joints and recovery, and I have committed the next six months to either get competition ready or break something trying. My family and friends think I'm crazy, but this is my dream and its now or never. Doc