Experience: Former collegiate golfer, 10 years experience
1 year, GPP through basketball and lifting out of a garage.
Now: 16months of training. Before tendonosis, brought my squat from 120-143kg in about 6 months. Brought my FS from 62-125kg, deadlift from 130-160kg, bench from 85-105kg.
Snatch: 66kg (roughly 3 months of TOTAL training with a coach)
Clean & Jerk: 86.5kg
I’ll be training between 4-5 days a week, with Saturday being primarily technique work in the Olympic lifts. Felt like starting a training log.
So, there will be one speed lift, one or two strength lifts, and one short/intense metabolic conditioning style circuit. I’m dealing with a couple injuries: tendonosis in both quads, and am waiting on an MRi for a possibly torn meniscus. So very little squatting, but lots of pulling. Lots of pulling.
Speed lifts will be done for 5-8 sets of 1-3 reps (all forms of Olympic lifts, cleans, snatches, jerks)
Strength lifts will be done on a linear progression with moderate volume (5x5)
Except for rows. Those will be high rep for back hypertrophy.
Clean Pull from (very) low block:
(some shaky reps, but everything felt fast and like I could clean each and every rep)
Bench Press (warm-ups supersetted with Band pull aparts)
Strong. Easy. 4min rest last two sets.
Band Pull aparts with 1in band. 6x10
Good lift today. Hopefully continues the rest of this week. Tendons felt free of pain, but that’s a new development in the last few weeks. Will continue rehab until pain-free for a couple more weeks. Might start including some low jumps in my metcons.