Friday, February 16, 2018

Work in Progress

In my own training I have many struggles.  I am going after some volume at 90% of my bests and there are multiple mistakes being made in each clip. To name just a few of the low lights I see forward bottom positions, quick hips out of my set up, and my biggest flaw - early arm bend in both the snatch and clean.

It would be super easy to look at the results of the session and say, "lift were made, nothing to work on here."

Inversely, I could also look at all of the technical flaws and go completely back to the drawling board. Worse, why not just throw the baby out with the bath water and take up ping pong.

The fact is the next, and best, course of action is somewhere in the middle. Take the good with the bad, realize training isn't easy, and formulate goals and a plan for the next training session, microcycle and priority event.

It is in these difficult areas where progress is made and the real fun of your chosen proven ground should be. If you don't like the hard that training is bringing you, then you really should think about changing what you train.

Know this, without the work you won't make any progress.  And, without challenging yourself and finding flaws you won't know what to work on. 

The other thing to note is that I am not in my usual training facility. Yup, I got out of my garage, my own head, and trained under the guidance of the best I could find.
The good thing for you is that in this day and age you don't need to fly, drive or ride to Olympia WA to work with a great coach.  Great coaching options are all around you.

If you'd like to discuss the best training options for you, and that does not just mean olympic weightlifting, going remote, or working with me. Simply reply to this email with the subject line TRAINING and let me know how I can help.

I'll gladly chime in with the best advice I can muster up. The fact is I have trained multiple sports at a high level all over the country and would be happy to share my experiences so yours are better.

At the end of the day the goal is making this world a better place through better movement.

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