22. wont be here much anymore….

  • Barbell Deadlift:
    • 120 lb x 3 reps (+62 pts)
    • 140 lb x 1 reps (+48 pts)
    • 150 lb x 1 reps (+52 pts)
    • 160 lb x 1 reps (+55 pts)
    • 165 lb x 2 reps (+71 pts)
    • 185 lb x 1 reps (+65 pts)
    • 185 lb x 1 reps (+65 pts)
  • Barbell Bench Press:
    • 65 lb x 6 reps (+57 pts)
    • 70 lb x 5 reps (+55 pts)
    • 70 lb x 5 reps (+55 pts)
  • Leg Extensions:
    • 100 lb x 5 reps (+16 pts)
    • 125 lb x 5 reps (+20 pts)
    • 125 lb x 5 reps (+20 pts)
  • Wide-Grip Pulldown Behind The Neck:
    • 70 lb x 10 reps (+32 pts)
    • 80 lb x 5 reps (+29 pts)
    • 80 lb x 5 reps (+29 pts)
  • Barbell Squat:
    • 115 lb x 5 reps (+75 pts)
    • 115 lb x 5 reps (+75 pts)
    • 125 lb x 5 reps (+80 pts)
    • 135 lb x 5 reps (+85 pts)
    • 140 lb x 5 reps (+88 pts)
    • 150 lb x 3 reps (+76 pts)
    • 150 lb x 3 reps (+76 pts)
  • Just going to stick with this for the rest of week and try not to add. 
  • Is there a name for that? I feel like there’s a name for that.
misscoco:

Tatiana Kashirina (RUS) just snatched 151kg, breaking the World Record & becoming the first woman to lift over 150kg in Olympic history.

misscoco:

Tatiana Kashirina (RUS) just snatched 151kg, breaking the World Record & becoming the first woman to lift over 150kg in Olympic history.

(via jai-liftingweight)

The Bulgarian system of training competitive weightlifters will not work unless you have a coach who has experience in this type of training and is not afraid of the dark side of the program.

The coach is very important in this program. The coach has to be relentless in his drive for improvement and have a hard non-emotional mentality. Friends and drinking buddies do not make good Bulgarian weightlifting coaches. In fact, if being liked by your athletes and having them say nice things about you is important, then this program is not for you. 

Mine will be modified to begin, so I think I’m still allowed drinking buddies who say nice things. 

And don’t get me started on all the digesting I’ve been doing. 

And don’t get me started on all the digesting I’ve been doing. 

(via strongaly-deactivated20130804)

I took gold in the ugly hand competition. 

I took gold in the ugly hand competition. 

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So in light of using the rack, this happened yesterday:

Barbell Squat:

  • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
  • 95 lb x 5 reps (+65 pts)
  • 105 lb x 5 reps (+70 pts)
  • 115 lb x 5 reps (+75 pts)
  • 125 lb x 5 reps (+80 pts)
    • Barbell Deadlift:
      • 165 lb x 2 reps (+71 pts)
      • 170 lb x 2 reps (+73 pts)
      • 175 lb x 2 reps (+76 pts)
      • 180 lb x 3 reps (+93 pts)
    • Barbell Bench Press:
      • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
    • Leg Extensions:
      • 125 lb x 10 reps (+23 pts)
    • Wide-Grip Pulldown Behind The Neck:
      • 80 lb x 7 reps (+32 pts)
So it turns out I’ve been doing something weird. When I would do a power snatch- I’d just put the bar behind my neck and start squatting. I mean. Just seemed like whatcha do.  Then because I really wasn’t able to press the bar back over my head when I was done at 70/75lb, I thought I was being kinda weak.  
Turns out, what I’ve been doing is actually a move that Istvan Javorek developed. Barbell Complex Exercises. That happens sometimes, yah?
Point is- using the rack makes things much easier. 

So it turns out I’ve been doing something weird. When I would do a power snatch- I’d just put the bar behind my neck and start squatting. I mean. Just seemed like whatcha do.  Then because I really wasn’t able to press the bar back over my head when I was done at 70/75lb, I thought I was being kinda weak.  

Turns out, what I’ve been doing is actually a move that Istvan Javorek developed. Barbell Complex Exercises. That happens sometimes, yah?

Point is- using the rack makes things much easier. 

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  • Barbell Deadlift:
    • 165 lb x 2 reps (+71 pts)
    • 170 lb x 2 reps (+73 pts)
    • 175 lb x 2 reps (+76 pts)
    • 180 lb x 3 reps (+93 pts)
  • Barbell Bench Press:
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
  • Power Snatch:
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+60 pts)
    • 70 lb x 5 reps (+62 pts)
    • 70 lb x 5 reps (+62 pts)
    • from a power snatch into barbell squats
  • Leg Extensions:
    • 80 lb x 5 reps (+14 pts)
    • 80 lb x 5 reps (+14 pts)
    • 80 lb x 5 reps (+14 pts)
  • Wide-Grip Pulldown Behind The Neck:
    • 80 lb x 5 reps (+29 pts)
    • 80 lb x 5 reps (+29 pts)
    • 80 lb x 5 reps (+29 pts)
  • Barbell Squat:
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
    • 70 lb x 5 reps (+55 pts)
    • 70 lb x 5 reps (+55 pts)

Anonymous said: When did you start lifting?

june 16

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  • Barbell Bench Press:
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
  • Barbell Deadlift:
    • 140 lb x 2 reps (+60 pts)
    • 150 lb x 2 reps (+64 pts)
    • 160 lb x 2 reps (+68 pts)
    • 170 lb x 2 reps (+73 pts)
    • 180 lb x 3 reps (+93 pts)
  • Wide-Grip Pulldown Behind The Neck:
    • 60 lb x 10 reps (+30 pts)
    • 60 lb x 10 reps (+30 pts)
    • 60 lb x 10 reps (+30 pts)
  • Barbell Squat:
    • 55 lb x 5 reps (+50 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
  • Power Snatch:
    • 55 lb x 1 reps (+30 pts)
    • 55 lb x 3 reps (+45 pts)
    • 65 lb x 3 reps (+48 pts)
    • 65 lb x 3 reps (+48 pts)
  • Leg Extensions:
    • 100 lb x 10 reps (+19 pts)
    • 125 lb x 10 reps (+23 pts)
    • 125 lb x 10 reps (+23 pts)
"

If you lift the weight perfectly,
with your back tight,
pushing off the floor like you’re pushingthrough the floor with the bar close to your body,
bringing your hips in with a force of unbelievable-ness
and plant into the weight,
controlling it upward,
not outward
it creates this beautiful,
wonderful,
weightless feeling.

No matter what the weight is on the bar, it will feel weightless if you do it right.

"

Holley Mangold, weightlifting’s rock star 

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  • Barbell Bench Press:
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
  • Barbell Deadlift:
    • 115 lb x 2 reps (+50 pts)
    • 135 lb x 2 reps (+58 pts)
    • 155 lb x 2 reps (+66 pts)
    • 175 lb x 2 reps (+76 pts)
  • Wide-Grip Pulldown Behind The Neck:
    • 60 lb x 10 reps (+30 pts)
    • 60 lb x 10 reps (+30 pts)
    • 60 lb x 10 reps (+30 pts)
  • Barbell Squat:
    • 45 lb x 5 reps (+46 pts)
    • 55 lb x 5 reps (+50 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
  • Power Snatch:
    • 55 lb x 3 reps (+45 pts)
    • 55 lb x 3 reps (+45 pts)
    • 65 lb x 3 reps (+48 pts)
  • Leg Extensions:
    • 100 lb x 10 reps (+19 pts)
    • 100 lb x 10 reps (+19 pts)
    • 125 lb x 10 reps (+23 pts)
    • 125 lb x 10 reps (+23 pts)
Started out weak and got a little stronger. 

Started out weak and got a little stronger. 

17.5

Whenever I go down to the prison gym area to get something unrelated, I have to pick something up… dem’s da rules. 

Barbell Deadlift:

  • 125 lb x 1 reps (+38 pts)
  • 145 lb x 1 reps (+44 pts)
  • 175 lb x 1 reps (+53 pts)
  • 175 lb x 1 reps (+53 pts)
Using the 45’s now.  And I’m so bad at math, I had no idea I was ready to trade out. Thanks a lot, brain.

Using the 45’s now.  And I’m so bad at math, I had no idea I was ready to trade out. Thanks a lot, brain.