Warm-up: Foam Roll, Shoulder Mobility; 2 Rounds – 400m Run, 15 KB Swings, 10 Ring Rows, 5 Hindus
Power Clean: 3RM; 3×95%; 3×90%
MetCon – Jackie:
50 Thrusters (45lbs)
Finisher: Recover legs for tomorrow
We heard a lot of good chatter from the Tatiana video posted last night. She is a strong young lady with some beautiful form. Several of you told us how after viewing that video you got lost in a YouTube continuum for the next several minutes watching more Olympic lifting videos. Others of you watched the video wondering what the big deal was. And still several more of you asked, “What? We have a blog?” Touché.
I think there are very few coaching tools as good as watching the elite Olympic lifters ply their trade during training and competition. Videos of lifters training obviously give you more reps and often more overall time to watch the athlete. Watching and then mimicking the best in the world at something rarely goes wrong. I have barely wiped the afterbirth off of my Olympic lifting career, but I owe a lot of my progression to watching videos of the greats.
One of my two favorite lifters of all time is Pyrros Dimas. He won gold in three successive Olympics as well as taking bronze after an injury plagued season in 2004. I am going to give you a video of him training. Feel free to watch it multiple times and gawk at his ability to power clean over double bodyweight so he can put it in the rack for his front squats. Or skip ahead to the next video I post. If my Polish serves me well it is “Sweat Part 1.” It takes a very special (obsessed (Gerken)) person to sit through and watch all six parts. And don’t watch them at work when you should be doing work stuff.
Coach ‘so excited to lift tomorrow’ G