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tank 03-28-2012 11:52 AM

Tank climbs Mount Olympus 2012
 
A new year of training, a new set of goals, and a new training log.

Goal: To become stronger and more proficient in the Olympic lifts.

Stats: 25 year old male, 200 lbs.

Diet: Eat tons.

Supplements: None

Letís do this!!

tank 03-28-2012 12:07 PM

The plan
 
Thanks to BtB for the link he provided me. Olympic Lifting

Here's the game plan:

Day1
Clean 5 x 3
Power Clean 3 x 6
Push Jerk 5 x 3
Behind the Neck Press Snatch Grip 3 x 12
Vertical jump 3 x 6

Day2
Snatch 5 x 6
Overhead Squats 5 x 6
Squats 3 x 10
Hyperextensions 3 x 12
Weighted Sit Ups 3 x 12

Day3
Snatch 4 x 6
Overhead Squats 4 x 6
Front Squats 3 x 8
Good Mornings 4 x 10
Incline Sit Ups 3 x 10

Day4
Clean + Jerk 5 x 3
Hang cleans 3 x 6
Behind the Neck Press combined with Overhead Squats 3 x 3+3*
Jump Squats (no more than 50% one-rep max) 3 x 3

Iím going to spend the first couple of weeks getting familiar with the exercises, refining the program, so on and so forth.

BendtheBar 03-28-2012 12:14 PM

Let's do this! Nail it.

big_swede 03-28-2012 02:44 PM

Subbed. Good luck with this Tank!

tank 03-28-2012 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big_swede (Post 228147)
Subbed. Good luck with this Tank!

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 228073)
Let's do this! Nail it.

thanks guys! :biglifter:

5kgLifter 03-28-2012 03:22 PM

Enjoy! that looks great :rockon: How are you with the overhead squats? I just cannot, at least not as yet, get to grips with them.

tank 03-28-2012 03:26 PM

Day 1: The awakening
 
I had my first session tonight, and it was eye-opening to say the least! I considered myself moderately fit, but I knew I was mistaken after the first 2 sets! ...and yes these weights are LBS... :)

Clean
75 x 3
75 x 3
75 x 3
No 4th set
No 5th set

Power Clean
75 x 6
75 x 6
No 3rd set

Push Jerk
75 x 3
75 x 3
55 x 3
45 x 3
45 x 3

Behind-the-neck Press Snatch grip
45 x 12
45 x 12
45 x 12

Vertical Jump (Jump rope between sets)
3 sets of 6

Chins
BW x 5


Bodyweight was 209 tonight.



As the title of the post implies, this session was revealing and exciting. I was exhausted very early and didn't do the final sets of the first two exercises. The foreseeable future will be devoted to honing my technique and VERY slowly increasing weight until technique breaks down, then i'll use that weight until i'm confident in my form, etc. As of right now, the only bit I'm confident in is wanting to do it. :) I'm looking forward to this training; it is going to be very interesting!

PS Please, if anyone has questions or suggestions, lay them on me.

tank 03-28-2012 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5kgLifter (Post 228172)
Enjoy! that looks great :rockon: How are you with the overhead squats? I just cannot, at least not as yet, get to grips with them.

thanks 5kg! i can see with overhead squats balance is going to be the obstacle to overcome, but i'm ready to make it work. :):biglifter:

Hazzard 03-28-2012 04:26 PM

Awesome work mate, looking forward to seeing your progress. Make sure you take lots of video so we (well, not me, but people that know what they're talking about) can check out your form progressing.

tank 03-28-2012 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hazzard (Post 228201)
Awesome work mate, looking forward to seeing your progress. Make sure you take lots of video so we (well, not me, but people that know what they're talking about) can check out your form progressing.

thanks hazz! i can't really do vids, unfortunately, because i'm in afghanistan/ i train alone/ and don't have a camera...

...i know, i'm like a caveman!


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