Saturday, January 9, 2010

100kg Clean and Jerk Video

Today I achieved a goal of a 100kg clean and jerk set back in March of 2009. Back then I was out in Northern California struggling to make an 87 clean and jerk, when Myles Ahead owner and coach Freddie Myles suggested the 100kg goal as reachable by the end of the year (although it seemed ridiculous to me at the time).

Yes I admit that the jerk needs quite a bit of polishing but in all I was very pleased to get this big fella from the ground to overhead. (Hehe, it seems like just yesterday when 100kg was my deadlift 1RM.) The video below (courtesy of Coach Matt Delaney who captured this with his iPhone) is of my third attempt. For the first atttempt I just rushed the lift and missed the clean. The second attempt I relaxed and made a good clean, however I was a little forward on the jerk and had to made a few steps forward to stabilize it and then abruptly ditch it as there was a racked barbell on the squat rack right in front of my platform. Prior to the third, the squat bar was moved allowing me to convert the lift as I again was a little forward on my dip and needed a few step forward to stabilize. Also, g iven the poor positioning of my left foot on the split, its actually amazing I made the jerk at all.

Saturday, January 9 2010

Noon Olympic Lifting Session at Excel Fitness and Sports

Z-Health Neural Warmup Level II Dynamic Joint Mobility

Clean and Jerk (kg):
40 x 1 x 2
60 x 1 x 2
70 x 1 x 2
80 x 1 x 2
90 x 1 x 2
95 x 1 x 1
100 x 1 x 1 N0Clean
100 x 1 x 1 NoJerk
100 x 1 x 1 PR!
Front Squat (lbs):
135 x 1 x 2
185 x 1 x 2
205 x 1 x 2
225 x 1 x 2
230 x 1 x 2
245 x 1 x 1 NoLift

Concentric Front Squat from Sticking Point (a little above parallel):
135 x 1 x 2
155 x 1 x 1
185 x 1 x 1
205 x 1 x 1

For the c&j the original goal was to work up doubles with 92 or 93. However after c0mpleting my double with 90, Coach Ben Fuller felt they looked solid and suggested we go right to heavy singles. The jerk with 95 was the best of the day by far. When both Ben and Coach Delaney suggested this was a great time to go for 100, I went along knowing without their prodding I probably would have never attempted it.

Following the front squats, I asked Ben about what was next and he was adamant about not doing anymore, going home and taking off Sunday as well. He suggested some light back squats on Monday and nothing more as he felt my CNS was fried and needed some additional rest. Well tonight I'm feeling it now .. good call Ben!


Howie Brewer said...

Damn Franklin, you are a MONSTER!!!

Franklin said...

Thanks Howie. Now looking to match it in competition at the Atlantic States in Feb.

Aaron Friday said...

That was awesome Franklin!

Franklin said...

Hi Aaron,

Great to hear from you! Hey the Vikings looked pretty darn good in walloping the Cowboys today. Good luck against New Orleans next week.