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10 Things All New Weightlifters Should Know (with Bonuses!)

August 07, 2012

10 Things All New Weightlifters Should Know from Catalyst Athletics.  I really agree with number 1. I don’t really care about number 2.  I am probably guilty of number 8 and I’m definitely a believer of number 7.


I REALLY believe in number 11.  It’s one thing to “miracle” a lift, ailment or a muscle up.  But once you get it, online it’s time to perfect it.  I PR’ed my Snatch 2 years ago with a 205# lift, and I haven’t hit that lift since.  I own 195.  I’m saying my Snatch is 195 until I start hitting the lift consistently.  I’ve seen this happen with Muscleups and Doubleunders.  First we learn, then we refine, then we master.  It’s all a process.


Nice Box Jumping by Joel


Workout of the Day


“Death by Clean and Jerk”

With a continuously running clock, do 1 clean and jerk in the first minute, 2 in the second minute, 3 in the third, etc.  Keep going until you cannot complete the required number of reps in the minute.  Your score will be the number of reps completed.


For example, if you completed the tenth minute (55 reps) and got 7 reps into the eleventh minute, your score is 62.



Men – 135, Ladies – 95

Scaling – I would recommend being able to do 5 unbroken reps at a given weight.  If you can’t do 5 unbroken, find a weight you can handle.  Getting 10 minutes in is a good goal.  If you can get 15 minutes in, you probably went too light.

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