Deng Wei of China winning gold on Tuesday with a world record 147kg clean and jerk (324#) at a bodyweight of 63kg (139#).
For those of you interested in the continued development of the Brookline Barbell Club- or just massive garishly colored spreadsheets- the full programming for the next 9 weeks of our oly program is now available to view here.
The program is a 9 week cycle leading up to the Ginny Robinson Memorial Weightlifting Competition on October 8th and 9th. For those that are interested in participating but unable to make it to the meet we’ll be holding a mock oly lifting competition on Saturday, October 1st (more info to come). Just a reminder that if you think you might be interested in the Ginny Robinson competition the deadline to sign-up is September 9th, so get on it!
A basic overview of what we’re working on in this cycle:
Speed Kills, 3 weeks-
Main focus here is getting stronger and more aggressive in driving the bar. We’ll also be doing some longer barbell complexes to improve your positioning and stamina with the bar.
Bold Under the Bar, 2 weeks-
The focus here is getting under the bar quickly and improving confidence in putting yourself under heavier and heavier weights. We’re also adding in a fourth day of programming to build up exposure to the lifts and improve technique.
Recovery Week, 1 week-
At this point you’ll want/need this.
Meet Ramp-Up, 3 weeks-
Here we start to peak- we’ll begin to lower the volume and cut out the fluff to focus more on the full oly movements to get you prepared for the competition.
That’s what we’re working on in a nutshell, feel free to shoot me any questions you may have- I definitely think the better you understand what you’re working on the more you get out of it.
And for everyone interested but not currently participating- please still feel free to come in! Whether you’re following the full program, coming to the Monday/Wednesday classes and WODing the rest of the week, or just want to swing by on a one-off to work on your lifting technique, all are welcome!
I encourage anyone who wants to stay up to date on what we’re doing to join the Brookline Barbell Club facebook group.
See you on the platform!