It’s simple… Get your ass under the bar

So I was planning on writing a long post about not being afraid to try lots of attempts at heavy Olympic lifts, even if you’ve missed say 10 times in a row. I was gonna talk in the same post about the Bulgarian system which emphasizes lifting constantly close to 1RMs. Where  multiple failures before a successful lift are is a norm.

In our program , it’s not uncommon for a time cap to be placed on sets. A simple example would be giving a athlete 12 minutes to establish a max with a twist like a power clean and split jerk 1rm. This in place of the traditional snatch 1-1-1-1-1 gives the athlete as many attempts as they want while keeping a bit of urgency to the lifts. But there also is a time to take as long as you want – even hours – hitting lift after lift until you achieve your goal.

Now I could ramble on all day about this, but there will be a future post about the Bulgarian system which will be making an appearance in one of our gyms future Caliber Cycles. But for today, I have my own training to attend to and the fact that I’m still a bit distracted by the good news I received last night. My brother Jaime took 5th in the Blue Belt Absolute (open weight) Division at his first Pan Ams! This is really exciting because Jaime had really leaned out to be in a lower weight class for the tournament. Hey! Strong is strong even if you aren’t even over 200 pounds. So I’ll let this video give you all some more info on repetitive lifting.

Posted by: Z

9 Responses to “It’s simple… Get your ass under the bar”

  1. Congratulations, Jaime!!!!
    Another badass Filer brother!
    Looking forward to meeting him someday!

  2. What happened to Nobull?!?

    • NoBullBodacious Says:

      I think I had changed it to mmcb to post on the reg. blog & it apparently doesn’t revert back.

      Changed it back cuz, “It’s so MONEY”! 🙂

      PS. My triceps are so sore. I’m sure it’s from me NOT doing the snatches correctly (Razafrazarazafraza). Just another thing to add to the “overtime” list (sigh).

  3. In celebration of JJ’s sucess is a nice Arnold video.

  4. Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That’s what’s important! Valor pleases you, Crom… so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!

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