Windsor Barbell Club hosted a mock weightlifting competition on August 15th. I was really excited to get an idea and a feeling of the pace of a weightlifting meet. There were 4 female competitors so the pace was pretty fast.
Prior to the meet I set a goal of hitting 145# in the snatch and 170# in the clean and jerk. I wasn’t entirely sure how to warm up for the snatch prior to starting my opening lift so I did what I would normally do. I thought I was going to open up at 130# in the snatch but I chickened out and went for 121# opener…weakkkk (let me humble myself). Anyway… I made that lift, made a big jump to 62kg and smoked the hell out of my knee with the bar (earned a nice goose egg on my knee). I decided to move the weight up to 63kg so that I can get a bit of break for my knee. I ended up making the 63kg/139lbs snatch!
Next up we had the clean and jerk. My training partner showed up to the meet and actually coached me through the warm up! I felt a lot more confident starting my opening lifts. I believe my opener was 155# and I nailed. The clean portion felt really smooth throughout the competition and I really focused staying tight on the jerk. I made all three lifts in the jerk and ended up with a new personal record of 170#!
My mock meet total was 63/77/140.
Ontario Provincials Standard is 145 and Canadian National Championships Standard is 150.
Back to training now, the next time I test my max I’m hoping to hit 70kg snatch/80kg Clean and Jerk (notice the 150 total 😉 )
With being two months into training in this new sport, I’m definitely enjoying the current progress!
Still hungry for more!!