I started this training journal for anyone that is interested in my training leading up to USA Weightlifting University Nationals. Right now I am 7 weeks out from the competition. I am also eligible to compete in 2015 so I hope to continue this training journal throughout next year as well. Nick Newman, a familiar name on this website, has been structuring the training plans for the previous 3 months or so. I will try to update every couple of days (I would say every day, but I know that won’t happen).
Current Body Weight: 76kg
Weight Class: 77kg
Clean & Jerk 118kg
Back Squat 154 kg
Front Squat 145 kg
This week started a new cycle. (I am training Monday through Friday, or subbing in a Saturday session if the training doesn’t fit well during the week.) This cycle is a leg strength block (my weakness right now).
-I came of a big meet (PR Clean & Jerk and PR Total) so I was feeling confident.
Front Squat 3RM – 130kg/286lbs
RDL – 3×6 @ 70% of B Squat
-No misses today. I’ve been in a Snatch rut as of late and today feels like I got back in the groove. Feeling good
Snatch 5×2 @ 80%
Clean & Jerk 6×1 @ 80%
Snatch Pull 4×3 @ 100% of Sn
-This was one of the days Nick made a big suggestion… Unfortunately for me, I took his advice.
Work up to 6 Rep Max, then add a few kilos for a 5RM, add a few kilos, 4RM… down to 2RM
I hit 130kg, 134kg, 137kg, 140kg, 142kg… This was awful. Plain awful
Finished off with some “easier” hamstring curls (3×10) on low gymnastics rings (think TRX)
-Legs a little heavy and tight from the obvious day before. Only 1 miss today (Snatch)
Snatch 6×1 @85%
Clean & Jerk 5×2+1 @75%
Clean Pull 3×3 @100%
2-Step Front Squat 5×3 @76 % (If you’ve ever seen Mike’s 3-Step Squat, it was the 2-Step Front Squat version. I was supposed to go 80% today, but that wasn’t happening.)