Monday, April 11

There is a sign-up sheet for the in-house weightlifting meet up at the gym now. It's on the announcement board by the water fountain. The weightlifting meet will start at 9 am on Saturday, April 30 to wrap up the current weightlifting cycle. The meet is open to all 616 members, not just the regulars in the weightlifting class. This is a great opportunity to test yourself in the Olympic lifts and find a real max in the snatch and clean and jerk. Following the meet we will have a BBQ to say goodbye to coach Robert who is moving to Texas in a few months. Everyone is invited. We will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs to grill, but ask that you bring a side dish. I'll put up a sheet so everyone can plan what to bring.

This meet is replacing the regular classes on that Saturday. Yes, it's a competition, but this is a great way to find out where you are with these lifts. You should approach this as a competition with yourself more than anyone else.

There will be weight classes so you'll have to weigh in before you lift. (We can keep this information private if you'd like) This will allow us to crown an overall best male and female lifter for the day. We will use the Sinclair Coefficient to determine overall winners (this equals the weight classes out).

This is not a USAW sanctioned meet, so no pressure and we can be a little looser with how we run it, but we will try to stay as close as possible.

Here's a little more information if you've never done a weightlifting meet before: Your First Weightlifting Meet? - Here's What to Expect

International Weightlifting Federation Rules

Workout for Monday, April 11 5 Sets of Mullet Squats - 3 Front + 6 Back 1 Set @ 60% 1 Set @ 70% 1 Set @ 75% 1 Set @ 80% *Work Off Front Squat Percentages *Beginner Strength: 3 Front Squat + 3 Back Squat @ New Front Squat Weight

"Jackie" For Time: Row 1000m 50 Thrusters @ 45lb 30 Pull Ups