2018 Fitness Goals

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    I will never have a high snatch because I can't overhead squat so I can't catch a snatch in the bottom position. Shoulder, hip, back, ankle, you name it and I've poor mobility in it. I've never been a flexible person and it's gotten worse as i've gotten older. If I spend an hour or more building up I can overhead squat maybe 115lbs, and that even depends on the day and how I'm feeling. At this point in my lift it's not that important to me so I've really just given up on it.
    I have given up too. I am just there to maintain some level of fitness and strength.
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    First dislike of 2018! Hell yea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post


    I appreciate that. And I may be stronger, but I'm assuming by your avatar you would have a substantial advantage in the cardio department, so it all evens out.
    I have been on this site since almost the beginning. That was 17 years ago. At that point I was running a lot. I would do 3-4 marathons a year. I was never very fast, but I could consistently run a 4 hour marathon. My wife and I may try to run the 1/2 Flying Pig in May, but we haven't run 13 miles in sometime so I expect even that to be slow. We will probably try to do an obstacle race/mud run or two this year. My cardio is good for my age though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbird View Post
    I have been on this site since almost the beginning. That was 17 years ago. At that point I was running a lot. I would do 3-4 marathons a year. I was never very fast, but I could consistently run a 4 hour marathon. My wife and I may try to run the 1/2 Flying Pig in May, but we haven't run 13 miles in sometime so I expect even that to be slow. We will probably try to do an obstacle race/mud run or two this year. My cardio is good for my age though.
    Can you run one mile?? You win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    I will echo what @JCVD said on the Olympic lifts. It seems you are strong enough now to hit the numbers you've laid out. My previous 1RM in the C&J was 215 (i couldn't do that today) with a back squat 1RM of 265 and front squat 1RM of 225. I would need to know what your jerk 1RM is currently but when I hit the 215 C&J my jerk 1RM was either 220 or 225. That said I would bet if you worked technique more that strength in those lifts you could likely come close or even hit those numbers today. The average person that has bad technique and does not work with a coach on those lifts is extremely limited by their poor technique. If you do not currently have a coach I would suggest finding one and getting some sessions in with them, Especially on the snatch.

    As far as your BS and FS goals, it is doable but will be hard. Adding 100lbs to your squat in a year if you are starting at 135lbs is more than doable. Adding 100lbs when your are starting at 350 already will be challenging. Sounds like you are going about it the right way with the volume. You will need to eat a ton though, just keep that in mind. Also don't be scared of throwing in a deload week every 5-6 weeks.
    I know technique is definitely my biggest limiting factor when it comes to the Olympic lifts. On the snatch I always want to make contact with the my elbows bent. I moved my grips out wider and itís helped but I donít feel like I have as good of a grip on the bar without wraps so itís hard for me to trust that grip so I havenít gone heavy on snatch in a few weeks. With the jerk I have a hard time catching the bar in the rack position in a spot that feels comfortable and so the jerk never feels stable and I feel Iím still relying on strength only to get the bar up. Itís definitely a work in progress. But I love training so Iím excited to see how this year goes. I donít have a coach but the next time Iím in DC Iím going to meet with my brother in laws coach and see what he says. I have a deload week next week and Iím pretty pumped about it. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbird View Post
    I have been on this site since almost the beginning. That was 17 years ago. At that point I was running a lot. I would do 3-4 marathons a year. I was never very fast, but I could consistently run a 4 hour marathon. My wife and I may try to run the 1/2 Flying Pig in May, but we haven't run 13 miles in sometime so I expect even that to be slow. We will probably try to do an obstacle race/mud run or two this year. My cardio is good for my age though.
    Mud runs are a ton of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I know technique is definitely my biggest limiting factor when it comes to the Olympic lifts. On the snatch I always want to make contact with the my elbows bent. I moved my grips out wider and it’s helped but I don’t feel like I have as good of a grip on the bar without wraps so it’s hard for me to trust that grip so I haven’t gone heavy on snatch in a few weeks. With the jerk I have a hard time catching the bar in the rack position in a spot that feels comfortable and so the jerk never feels stable and I feel I’m still relying on strength only to get the bar up. It’s definitely a work in progress. But I love training so I’m excited to see how this year goes. I don’t have a coach but the next time I’m in DC I’m going to meet with my brother in laws coach and see what he says. I have a deload week next week and I’m pretty pumped about it. Haha
    With your grip, do you use a hook grip when doing the Olympic lifts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    With your grip, do you use a hook grip when doing the Olympic lifts?
    I’ve experimented with it in the past, but I do not currently use it. Just never quite felt comfortable for me. But I may have reached a point where I may have to commit to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I’ve experimented with it in the past, but I do not currently use it. Just never quite felt comfortable for me. But I may have reached a point where I may have to commit to it.
    I would suggest working with it until you are comfortable. It sucks at first and feels awkward at first but you will get use to it. I can barely grab a bar now with out using one. If you are going heavy on oly lifts its a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Mud runs are a ton of fun.
    We did Savage Race in Ohio last year. We are going to do the Rugged Maniac in Southern Indiana Labor Day. Prob. do one more - maybe early summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Iíve experimented with it in the past, but I do not currently use it. Just never quite felt comfortable for me. But I may have reached a point where I may have to commit to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    10,000 kettlebell swings in 20 workouts. 500 swings per workout. 2 days on. 1 day off.
    What weight?

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