Originally Posted by fuji
Lanragian what kind of training did you do before the oly lifting training? I remember you said you had like a 220kg deadlift or something so i'm guessing standard strength training?
Just your basic strength work, had a very shitty 200kg pull
in a way this has worked massively to my disadvantage as I'm pulling the bar insanely high on most lifts when the goal is to pull the bar just high enough
so you can receive it. One of the former olympians I lift with said I basically have the pull for a 120 C&J, I just need the balls to get under there and the quads to stand up with that shit.
Originally Posted by Big Pun
Thirding interest for protein cake recipe.
Been doing hundreds of pushup/situp/pullup variations damn near daily. Getting ready for basic training. I wonder if incorporating a lot of weight lifting would even help that much, since the military seems focused on endurance.
I doubt extensive weight training will help you out that much. Something like running or sprinting with a weight vest could possibly prep you for wearing full party gear, but other than that I'd focus on endurance + bodyweight stuff (as you're already doing). Of course you need to take this piece of advice with the grain of salt it deserves as I just did my national service, which is obviously a lot different from serving in, say, the US military.
also, anyone have any advice on cutting weight (and not as in dieting) - as I'm hovering at about 72 or abouts I'm thinking if I lift in May, I could realistically drop to -69. any advice would be much appreciated.Edited by Lagrangian - 4/12/12 at 1:51am