Thursday, June 13, 2013

Newport, Rhode Island!

So my family has relocated to Newport, RI while my wife is in Department Head School for the Navy. I've gotten some decent videos over the last couple of weeks, and will be uploading them, including one of a new target lift of mine, the Snatch. I'm currently only doing the power snatch, but will be working up to the full snatch as the year continues. I'll also be posting new progress pictures, although I don't feel like I am where I want to be compared to my early May pics. Moving back to the US after two years away from Mexican food, coupled with not having any of our household goods (furniture, pots, pans, etc) has resulted in some poor nutritional choices. Our pots and pans came in yesterday though, so we're back to being a cooking household.

I also wanted to check-in on my 2013 goals, to see where I'm at as far as accomplishing them.

  • Get and stay under 10% body fat: Not there yet. I need to commit to doing more cardio, and do a better job of controlling what I'm eating.
  • Bench 275: I'm currently repping 225x5 or 225x8 for multiple sets consistently, rather than just occasionally hitting 224. 
  • Squat 400: This one's not even close. Although I've squated as much as 334 lbs in the last 6 months, I found it very difficult to get more than a rep or two. A 4-plate Squat is still on the menu, though.
  • Deadlift 450: I've hit 422, and more recently 405, but I think that this one is going to have to wait until I start eating a heavier diet over the winter.
  • Power Clean 245: I'm now fairly consistent in hitting a 225 lbs clean, although that seems to be the limit there. My ability to get under the bar is simply going to have to improve. 

  • I've added the Snatch to my power lifts in order to work on my hip flexibility and drive for the deadlift and power clean. I'm going to be on a 3x5 rep scheme through the end of September, when I'll switch back to either 3x8 or 5x5. 

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