Satisying night at the gym.
I normally train at home. Have been for the past five years. My olympic lifting coach just moved to a new gym and invited me to stop in and train, check out some of his new lifters. He has young, cocky kid, 105kg. lifter. Kind of guy I really don’t like. About 20 years old. Loud. Calls attention to himself. Lots of yelling and profanity…before, during, after his lift attempts.
Anyway, he made a 160kg. front squat and threw a fit. My coach congratulated him on the PR, as did I. He was pretty disresectful and dismissive of me. Didn’t really bug me but it bugged my coach. He tells the kid that, a few years back, I front squatted 190kg. as a 105. He told him that should be his goal. The kid told my coach that he didn’t think I could front squat as much as him right now. I had been doing some cleans and jerks w/ 130 kg., not real heavy. I took his 160 off the racks and front squatted it without a warm-up. I got a drink of water from the fountain. Loaded 170 and made that without much trouble. Then I took 180. It was tough but I made with solid form and a few kg. to spare. My coach then told him, he’s 20 kgs better than you, TODAY. That’s a kg. for every year older than you he is.