Obligatory Badge / Wrist Band AO Series I post:.
Thank you to @jillyjaworske for coaching me for the past 10 months and turning a crappy 69kg crossfitter into a mediocre 58kg weightlifter. And for always being in my corner. Thank you to @cpurvis2012 and @amandamccall90 for coming out to Reno to help me out in the back. Last but not least thank you to @jackofmanytrades @kikomann and @s0zko3d for allowing me to coach you in the back. .
Now that Reno is over I have 8 weeks for my coach @jillyjaworske to fix my technical errors in both snatch and clean and jerk. .
Step 1: start position. 🙃 .
For anyone who finds technique work boring or easy you aren't doing it right. These are easily the most painful, difficult and frustrating days in the gym. And also the most beneficial to being a successful weightlifter. 😁
Managed to go 4/6 yesterday finishing 61/70 and top 10 overall. I didn't do as well as I would of liked but that will probably always be the case. I missed my last two warm ups in the back for clean and jerk and still managed to go 2/3 on the platform. 😏 Thankful to have @jillyjaworske in my corner as my coach and my person 24/7. And @cpurvis2012 for being my load man and @amandamccall90 for being my hype woman. Still waiting on them videos @bulkinsnorlax 🙃.
Proud of this girl for her performance yesterday. Alyssa is the true definition of an athlete that gives her all day in and out no matter what. Proud to call this girl my friend. ❤️
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What I am capable of and what happened yesterday are two different stories. I am a rookie to the sport of weightlifting especially as a 48kg lifter. I am still not familiar with the weight cut and how my body will feel lifting those big weights.
All the snatches felt light but my mind was not composed. My nerves got the best of my lifting yesterday which is something I am not used to. However knowing this means I truly love the sport. I wanted more yesterday and it will come with time & more experience. This was my second competition as a 48kg weightlifter. At the end of September I decided to start a weight cut to compete as a 48kg; I had to lose 7kg/15.5lbs to accomplish that. Even though the numbers for my snatch and clean & jerk weren't what I wanted. I ended the meet with some major accomplishments.
I am the top 48kg weightlifter in the country, I hit over double bodyweight yesterday in my clean & jerk (98kg), and I have the most amazing team, coach, & sponsor that supports me through everything I do. Reguardless if yesterday's numbers weren't what I was hoping for, I did amazing. I need some more practice with a few things; staying composed and learning to lift at a bodyweight of 48kg/106lbs. I am confident in my strength it's there, no doubting that!
As a beginner, in an unfamiliar weight class and in a new sport, I am learning to appreciate the sport and the lifts. For now I am looking to the future and I am going to focus on what I need to do to be the best I can be for Nationals in May. -----------
Congrats to my teammates for a great performance yesterday! Especially miss @iambatch53 for breaking her snatch American Record (87kg at 53kg/116lb BW) #bittystrong#TeamJuggernaut @juggernauttraining @max_aita @thesnortlifesinglets @exosleeve @rpstrength @trifectasystem @usa_weightlifting
🔴🔴🔴 but still a pretty huge training PR. I haven't clean and jerked this much weight since I was a full 10 kilos of body weight heavier. Cutting weight was one of the most frustrating things I've done as an athlete but @jillyjaworske told me to be patient and I would get back to where I was as a -69kg lifter. Annnnd I put up 63/75 last Saturday. Just in time for Reno. 🙃