This week is all about sharpening our skills ready for the competition this weekend.
We'll also be making sure that we are feeling mobile and fresh to give us the best chance of hitting our best lifts.
Competition day for those that haven't competed before is pretty straight forward. First you'll weigh-in, here you will give your opening weights, this can be adjusted again before you lift, after this you'll be put into groups. Each group will have 20-30 minutes to warm-up. My suggestion is that you do your basic warm-ups and mobility and then do 5-7 warm-up weights to around 5kg less than your opening weight. You'll be called out to lift when your weight is added to the bar. The bar will be loaded in ascending order meaning lightest to heaviest. Each lifter has 3 attempts each for both the snatch and Clean & Jerk. Snatch will be the first exercise, then followed by the Clean & Jerk. A lifters score is their best snatch and Clean & Jerk added to each other. We will also adjustments to take into account age and weight. This should make the competition even more interesting.
Hope you have a great week guys.
Mike Causer - Head Coach