USA Weightlifting University Nationals is happening this weekend (Friday-Sunday) at ETSU. Watch the livestream right on your computer!
- MAX Snatch
- MAX Clean & Jerk
- MAX Back Squat
This weekend you are, either Saturday or Sunday, completing an Oly Total as well as a max back squat. That is a lot of heavy lifting to complete in only 1.5 hours, so come prepared. Please arrive a few minutes early to warm-up and mobilize so you can grab a bar and get started right at noon.
You are maxing, not chasing weight, so have realistic numbers in mind you’d like to hit, and plan out your attempts. Hitting 90-95% of your established 1RMs for all 3 lifts is a good day. Hitting 100% is a very good day. Getting even 1 PR, even if it’s by 1kg, is an excellent day. Come with a (written) plan.
In order to best maximize your time, minimize your warm-up. The goal is to practice the movements and mobilize the joints without fatiguing yourself. The closer you get to your heavier weights, the closer the jumps in weight are (read: smaller increments). The number of repetitions decrease as we increase intensity. Minimize rest to about 2-3 minutes between your heavier attempts.
You will need less time to warm-up for the clean and jerk and the back squat, since you will already be quite warm. There is no reason you cannot be done with all three lifts by 1:30pm. Oh, and bring food 😉