Wednesday, April 7, 2010

De-loading before the National Masters

All the Crows in the World are Black


天下乌鸦一样黑

Yes it is true that some athletes are born with inherent capabilties to excel to the highest levels. However none ever make elite status without years of dedicated training. The same goes for all lifters .. you want to reach your highest potential .. then train like the elite .. all crows are indeed black.

Tuesday April 6, 2010

Evening Session at Donny's Weightlifting Bay:

Z-Health R-phase Level 2 Dynamic Joint Mobility

Snatch (kg):
40 x 2 x 4
50 x 2 x 2
60 x 1 x 2
65 x 1 x 1
70 x 1 x 1
75 x 1 x 1

C&J (kg):
50 x 1 x 4
70 x 1 x 2
80 x 1 x 1
85 x 1 x 1
90 x 1 x 1

Snatch Pull (kg):
80 x 3 x 2

Front Squat (kg):
50 x 5
70 x 4
80 x 2
90 x 2
100 x 2

This was the second to last session before the National Masters on Saturday and I followed Freddie's program almost exactly. With the exception of a sloppy jerk with 90, all lifts felt solid.

Thursday April 8, 2010

Morning Session in my Basement Dungeon:

Z-Health R-phase Level 2 Dynamic Joint Mobility

Snatch (kg):
40 x 2 x 3
50 x 1 x 2
56 x 7 x 1 [11001]
60 x 2 x 1

Clean & Jerk (kg):
50 x 1 x 2
60 x 1 x 2
70 x 5 x 1
70 x 2 x 1

This was the last session before Saturday's National Masters meet. I relaxed for two of 56kg snatches and the results were missed lifts. Then I really focused on a explosive catch and the two singles with 60kg were very smooth and quick.

On my cleans it took several attempts before I remembered to whip the arms as I landed .. this helped tremendously in catching the bar in a strong rack and bouncing out of the hole. On my jerks I was catching the weight off balance even with 60kg. It wasn't until I remembered to explosively lock out my arms that I decided to add two additional singles remembered .. I landed in perfectly balanced for both.

I feel very solid with my training over the last two months. Regardless of what prevails in the meet, I have been consistent and vigilant in my training .. and really enjoying it as well!

10 comments:

Franklin said...

Pei Zheng,

Yes .. well said, roughly translated as

"Success is defined to be at the very moment, all others are just of note"

Sean Schniederjan RKC said...

Franklin-

Just saw we will be assisting at the same RKC!

Are you looking forward to going through it again on the other side?

Sean

Franklin said...

Hi Sean,

Very cool! Its going to be a fantastic experience and yes I'm extremely excited about it.

Franz Snideman said...

Looking good Franklin!!

Franklin said...

Hey Franz, congrats on your new distributorship for DD bells!

Franklin said...

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On the other hand my knowledge of Chinese characters is advanced beginner at best so maybe I'm missing some pithy words of wisdom.

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Howie Brewer said...

Good luck Franklin!! Is it too late for that??? How did it go????

Franklin said...

Hi Howie,

I did okay for my first National Masters meet. I took a bronze in the 55-59 yr old, 85kg class with 75/95 in the competition lifts. However I'm still twenty five kilos in total behind the silver and gold winners. I would like to be competitive for the top medals .. this realistically is a several year goal at least.

Franklin said...

Hi Howie,

I did okay for my first National Masters meet. I took a bronze in the 55-59 yr old, 85kg class with 75/95 in the competition lifts. However I'm still twenty five kilos in total behind the silver and gold winners. I would like to be competitive for the top medals .. this realistically is a several year goal at least.