Some personal stuff has come up and I’ve just been busy getting through it. Hopefully I’ll have some good news for y’all in a couple of days!
So if you wonder where I went, or why I haven’t answered any of your questions, that’s the why :) I will be back on probably around Sunday.
Stay strong!!! <33
Woof. So Monday was my first practice with Cougars Weightlifting Club, and I am super pumped to go back today. I was pretty nervous, because it was my first Olympic Lifting session, but Dave Peterson, the coach, was extremely helpful and worked on technique with me for almost two hours. I wasn’t moving anything heavy, but even with the weight that I did move he seemed pretty impressed, and said that I might be interested in competing with their club in August.
We started off with snatches, then did cleans, clean and jerk, front squats, deadlifts and OHP. We did a lot of exercises, but the focus was on my form, and keeping the movements as explosive as possible with good form. Since I’m pretty new at them, I have the habit of thinking too much during the process, and hopefully they’ll become second nature to me before too long :)
The club looks like it’s in a small phase - I only met two other members when I was in there the other day - but I definitely feel like there is a lot for me to learn from them. I am glad that I started doing this, because I have a feeling that this will do wonders for my straight powerlifting, and it’s something I’ve always been interested in doing.
I am about five weeks out from my next powerlifting competition, so this can’t take the front seat in my training yet, but there’s no time like the present to learn everything I can and keep pursuing my best.
I’ll keep you all posted on how it goes!