Couple things about me, I'm a collegiate rugby player who picked up olympic weightlifting in November of 2010 to help me become a rugby player, but loved it so much I started to compete in that as well. I'm relatively new to oly lifting so I feel I have a lot of room to improve. I've been playing rugby for the last 5-6 years or so and it's my true passion in life, and every day revolves around it.
A bit about my rugby career: when I first started playing in high school I played full back (was probably 5'10, 170 lbs and played goalie all my life so it was a good fit), then I moved to fly half because I was the only back that could catch a ball. Once i got to college I played 2 years at winger while working my ass off to put on weight. Once I got up to ~210 @ 6'1 i switched to inside center and I've been playing center ever since. Decaf fact: I love running into people and hitting them senseless so this is a much better fit for me than winger. Unfortunately i'm still faster than all of our backs except our all american fullback so I don't have a lot of support but we still play together pretty well.
Not being a varsity sport or very popular in the states, it's largely driven by the team itself so myself and the other senior members put a lot of our own time into to make it work, but it's all worth it. I encourage everyone who likes running, hitting, friendly people, and beer to check out their local club!
Back to the lifting, my current stats are:
Best Training lifts (@ bodyweight 94kg - 207lbs)
Clean and Jerk - 145kg (319 lbs)
Snatch - 120kg (264 lbs)
Back Squat - 445 lbs
Deadlift - 515 lbs
Front Squat -
Best Competition lifts (@94kg)
Clean and Jerk -
Best Total -
You can see most of my lifts and a lot of training vids on my youtube channel here:
I usually train 3 times a week in olympic lifting as well as 3 rugby practices a week and usually have a rugby game on saturday.
I have my first match of the season coming up this saturday and a lifting meet on the following saturday!
I'll also try to make some notes on my diet, I try to follow a paleo diet but it ends up being pretty loose.
+ Show Spoiler [9/7/11 Workout] +
Snatch - 3x40kg, 60, 70 2x80 1x90 1x100 (4 sets) 1x105, 1x110, 2x115(missed both)
Had to leave early for practice, got a nice scrimmage in for an hour in the rain!
Bacon egg omelette, banana, protein shake, ~1lb of chicken + 1/4 cup rice, cookies
Upon writing realized i didn't eat very much. So busy!
+ Show Spoiler [9/12/11 Workout] +
Last heavy day before competition this saturday. Been eating like shit(not eating enough) so i should have no trouble making the 94kg class
Clean and jerk - Singles at 50, 70, 100, 110, 2 singles at 120 and 125, and then 3 at 130kg (missed last jerk :-/)
Snatch - Doubles at 50, 60, 70, 80, singles at 85, 90, 95, 100
Finished up a couple quick sets of pull ups and front squats to get home.
-4 eggs in butter, 2 packets oatmeal, protein shake + 1/4 gal of milk. Will probably have some pork for dinner. I really need a can opener for my tuna/veggies T_T
+ Show Spoiler [9/14/11 Workout] +
Snatch - 2x50,60,70 then 3 singles at 80, 85, 90 (75% of 1RM, felt easy)
CJ- 2x50,70,90 then 2 singles at 102.5 (bad) and 2 singles at 110(good)
diet - 4 eggs, 1/3 lb ground beef + 3 eggs, protein shake so far. probably pulled pork for dinner.
+ Show Spoiler [9/17/11 Weightlifting Meet Results] +
The meet yesterday went very well, here are my two best lifts!
Sorry for the shitty quality vids, apparently my mom is the only person who can fuck up automatic zoom T_T
Me on blackout rampage beast i will not fucking miss this lift mode:
snatch: 110(miss), 110, 117kg
clean and jerk: 135, 140, 145kg
Sinclair: 299.88 (judge said he'd give me 300 )
1st Place 94kg Class (only 94kg lifter lol)
Best overall open male lifter
Picture with the former olympian fred lowe congratulating me on the meet :D
+ Show Spoiler [9/19/11 Workout] +
Front Squat - 2x3x225 2x2x275 5x1x295 (in pounds not kg)
Snatch - 2x40 60 80, 2x2x90 (stopped here, bit of pain in my left lat/mid back)
CJ - 2x2x80, 100, 110, 120 (PR double for 120)
Back Squat - 2x3x140, 2x2x150, 2x1x160, fail at 170
Food - 8 eggs, 1/4lb beef, 1/4lb chicken, NEED MOAR MILK
+ Show Spoiler [9/20/11 Workout] +
Front Squat - 3x135,185,205,225,245, 3 singles at 275
Followed up by rugby practice.
Diet - eggs, chicken, then a couple girls came over and made some chicken/potato mix for our house. delicious!
+ Show Spoiler [9/26/11 Workout] +
Snatch: Power Snatch Doubles at 40, 60, 80, 1x90, Full snatch singles: 95, 100, 105,110
C&J: Power Clean + Jerk doubles at 50, 80, 100, Full CJ singles at 110, 120, 130, 2x140 (miss both jerks), 1x140 (miss clean)
FS: Singles at 100, 120, 140x3, 145, 147.5, 150, 155(PR)
BS: 5x140, 3x140, 2x 150,155, 1x160,165,170,175(fail)
Chin ups: 2x10
Diet so far: bacon + egg + cheese bagel (oops), 3x protein shakes (lol so lazy), bowl of oatmeal
+ Show Spoiler [10/3/11 Workout] +
C&J - Power clean and jerk doubles at 60, 80, 100, then 1x110 and 10 singles at 120kg (one power clean in there for fun)
Snatch - 1x50,70,90, 6 singles at 100, 3 misses at 110
diet so far - bacon egg omelette, tuna, protein shake