http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzBKlj6MReg&feature=fvwyeah! clean and jerk day! here is mathias steiner the olympic heavy weight champ doing a few clean and jerks. the build up: he's not a great snatcher in his division so he was behind going into the clean and jerk. he was struggling early and had failed on at least one snatch attempt. he knows he has to win with a huge clean and jerk but he has an EPIC fail on his first attempt at 248kg (545.6lbs. its in the video). he gets 248kg on his second lift but needs 258kg to win. he had never lifted 258kg (567.6lbs) in competition before. he gets it, wins and is overcome with emotion.back story: his wife had been killed in a car crash less than a year before the olympics. he almost passed on even going to the olympics but decided to dedicate his effort to her. he held a picture of her when he received his gold medal. amazing effort.now go lift some heavy weight!!
struggled up 195#
Thanks to Mo and Chris for helping me with my jerk!
That was a very cool post on Mathias! MOthias did 125 and imma get Bob to make me a paper medal wif gold glitter.
Tough to comment on my pitiful performance after Ken's comment above. No PR's today. Missed 215 on the jerk a couple of times and packed it in. On a brighter note, no ill effects from the Vibram Five Fingers running yesterday.Steve
Sick vid, Ken. Thanks for the post. If that doesn't motivate you I don't know what will!
will the fitness fad Chuck Liddell is starting transfer to GSX??? Although i don't think his squats are deep enoughhttp://thebiglead.com/index.php/2010/02/25/chuck-liddell-working-out-naked/I'm for it. It could be a new fad like this thing called yogging or it might jogging, i think the J is silent. Anyway i guess you just run for extended periods of time...
I knew allll about jerks before I ever met CFit Ms Jenny. ;) Ya done good.
Finally got my goal weight on my clean and jerk: 155lbs, a weight I never thought I could get but it only took me one try. Time to set the bar even higher. Great job 11:30 class!
Ha! Jared, they must hate doing laundry even more than I do. Don't tell anybody...but I have a crush on Rampage :)
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