Sunday, December 15, 2013
My mind was focused on this meat for weeks. Focusing on my training lifts as if I was on the platform. I knew it would be a dogfight for gold with Geoff Yee lifting as a 94kg lifter as well. When it came time for warm ups, I did not want to look or talk to anyone. I was on a mission. I was focused. I attacked the weights and owned them in my mind. I only slightly doubted myself once and that was on the last clean and jerk attempt. That single moment of doubt snuck in and killed my lift. Next time I will not let that happen. Anyways, at this point I had a 10kg lead for gold but Geoffrey Yee had 1 attempt left. After a missed attempt of 165, followed by an iffy 165, he made a gutsy call and went for gold with a 175kg clean and jerk....And of course he had to make it.
Here are Geoff's lifts, he was not having a great day so you can only imagine the amount of mental toughness it took to make that 10kg jump and make the 175kg clean and jerk to win gold:
I was very mad that I lost on bodyweight as Geoff tied my total but I could not help but admire his courage. Competition brings the best out in people.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Here are some videos of my using the above jerk blocks for different lifts in my training:
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
-Garage training (I know about this).
-Olympic hopefuls (to tell you the truth, I had no idea what this meant).
-Coming back from injury (have this in common too).
-Training at Average Broz Gym during the USADA raid.
-Training at the Olympic Training Center.
Check out the podcast:
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
|The frame awaits carpet for the sides and plywood|
on the center.
Now you are left with 2- 2'x 8' empty wells on each side of the platform. This is where the rubber weights will be dropped.
I layered 2'x 8' carpet and carpet underlay strips in the wells. to provide cushion. When I got closer to the top I
|Almost finished. Just need to add the 2 floating |
plywood sheets fastened together with carpet in between.
Cap it with a rubber mat and lay it down in the trough.
If you want to take it a step further, you can build this whole platform on top of carpet. Or you can use a carpet on top to drop the weights on. That will dampen the noise a bit more. Here is a video of dropping 150kg on the platform:
Oh yah, don't forget to put your doggy bed in front of the platform so he can watch you train!
This platform will dampen noise and the blow of the weights hitting the concrete. Post any questions of the platform construction in the comments section and I will be happy to answer.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Here are some lifts with the old bar.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
I read this great interview on my coach Christine Girard: http://firstpull.net/2013/10/24/interview-with-christine-girard-bronze-medalist-in-london-2012/
There you will read the journey she has went through leading up to herbronze medal finish and what coming home was like. You will also read about how she started coaching athletes and how the birth of her weightlifting club Kilophile was started.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
|The end view of a Pendlay Bushing Bar.|
|Top view of a Pendlay HD Nexgen Bushing Barbell.|
The Pendlay Bearing bar does have better spin than the bushing bar and is worth the extra $200 if you are a serious Olympic Weightlifter.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Training song of the day is "tui dub" by Salmonella Dub.
I'm looking forward to eating paleo stew tonight for dinner.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I read through this thread and there is some interesting points on the Paleo diet specifically for weightlifters. If you are interested in eating this way and have the time give it a read: