View Full Version : My fisrt Olympic day... I had to brag!

04-18-2007, 03:35 AM
Excerpt from my journal.

April 1, 2007

OLYMPIC DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

power snatches:

Power clean and jerks:

Olympic squats:
80/176x3/3/3/3/3 FULL ATG.

Some very very painful ab work... oh god.

Ok, i contacted the head Oly coach, told him about myself. Long story short, first time today!!! Im so happy, I had such a great time.

The guy said I had an incredibly natural technique and liked how easily I was grasping all of it. He was the type that could compliment you whilst making you feel weak, hes an amazing coach and Im looking forward to much more work with him.

He was very happy, and has offered me a full scholarship at SASI (south aus sports institute) and im definitely going to take it.

Thats it for me now, Oly lifting and rowing. Im putting my faith in this guy and completely dropping the PL type work in favour of this.

For the most part were gonna be dissing deadlifts (tear*) and (edit:>>) NO more low bar squatting.

This could be big!

04-18-2007, 03:43 AM
Nice! I used to think I wanted to be a bodybuilder, then i thought I wanted to be a powerlifter, now I know what I really want is to put heavy stuff over my head.:strong:

04-18-2007, 08:15 AM
congrats fuzz. thats crazy that he gave you a full scholarship after one workout. nice job

Mad Max
04-18-2007, 08:52 AM
Good work mate.
What do you mean dissing deadlifts? I've looked at a couple of oly style workouts and none of them seemed to have full deads, usually only romanian deads, with most of the floor pulling being in the form of snatches and cleans. What do you mean by low bar squats as well?

04-18-2007, 09:21 AM
Yeah, its only RDLs.. no old school pulling, definitely no sumo :(

And low bar vs hig bar, resting it on the read delts as opposed to the traps. The first is a powerlifter stance, done with a wider spacing and much more lower back intensive and ROM shortening, were as high bar oly style, anrrower stance, bar on the traps more quad.

Mad Max
04-18-2007, 09:28 AM
That's what I thought, but then wouldn't you be doing more high bar squatting, as that's what I see oly lifters train with?

04-18-2007, 09:35 AM
AWESOME Job Fuzzy!!!
I'm jealous...
Rowing, PL'ing, OL'ing... dang dude, you are going to be one of the world's greatest athletes!!! Or at least one of Australia's!!

GL.. and keep it coming...

04-18-2007, 09:48 AM
i want to do olympic lifting so bad...

Isaac Wilkins
04-18-2007, 11:23 AM
So why don't you?

04-18-2007, 11:38 AM
freakin awsome man!!
so what kind of painful ab work did you do???

04-18-2007, 05:36 PM
Wow, congrats Fuzzy, that's pretty sweet :D

04-18-2007, 05:40 PM
Congrats man, I just went threw my first ME day on squat/dead and then had track after that, crazy.

Keep working hard.

04-18-2007, 07:28 PM
I cant wait to get back into the gym!!!

The best part, chalk and the platforms, I liked dropping the weight! Yes... Im a boy. hehehe.

A to painful ab work, those holds were your horizontal on your elbow and toes and yyou keep everything straght... god those killed me. then... CRUCNHES!!!

Im really quite excited by the prospect this brings.... London 2012?

04-18-2007, 10:50 PM
132 on power snatch is very very nice fuzz!

04-19-2007, 02:32 PM
Tiiight. Welcome to the world of OLY lifting. One of the greatest sports in the world. One of my new goals now is to stay ahead of you as long as possible. My best Snatch is 76 (but I didn't max out), my best C+J is 95 (but my knee was hurt now its better and I haven't maxed out). I don't know how long I'm going to be able to hold you off though...

04-19-2007, 10:38 PM
Im after you boy!!!!

I get a heavy session tonight hopefully, before we take the weights down and do some serious form work for a month, then well test the big weight again.

04-20-2007, 01:08 PM
Raw power + Form = Scary. Good luck with OLY. I was reading Australia's Rankings system for its lifters, I would be a B in the 62's. Do you guys have school-age lifting there like America? If you do you would probably win with no competition.

04-20-2007, 07:07 PM
Yeah, its only RDLs.. no old school pulling, definitely no sumo :(

Pfft. Clean pulls are way better than sissy deadlifts. Snatch grip deadlifts are probably a go too, at least once in a while.