Friday, October 8, 2010

Lifting Update

It's been a little while since my last update. Things are still moving forward and I'm loving it.

For the most part I am now concentrating on the Olympic lifts. I'm training them Mon-Wed-Fri. Weekdays in between I have not been doing much aside from recuperating. Weekends are spent running around with the kids, although I have recently picked up a 50' rope and have been playing a bit with it in the backyard ala Battling Ropes.

My OL training has been consisting of Cleans, from both the power position and from the floor, snatch pulls, jerks (from the rack) and back squats. I'm becoming technically more comfortable with these movements and have slowly been increasing the weight used.

I have been laying off the kettlebells during this time as my body is still getting used to the barbell work, but I hope to start introducing some lighter, longer sets again next week on my in-between days.

That's about it. Tonight I'll be visiting the Institute for Heavy Training. I'm looking forward to hitting it hard and getting the necessary refinements from my coach. Let's rock!


Boris Terzic said...

Any plans to compete in some Oly lifting?

Howie Brewer said...

Hi Boris. Yes, I will absolutely compete assuming that I can continue with this sort of training as well as when I get my coach's ok. He's a real stickler on his people competing only when they are really ready. And he seems to know what he's doing so I won't second guess him.