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Goals for Feb 28 Meet

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2003/11/26 14:25:40 (permalink)

Goals for Feb 28 Meet

Started yesterday on a new 12 week training cycle in preparation for Feb 28 State meet. My coach help me set goals for max.
He set bench goal for 335, which is not too far-fetched.
Deadlift goal I told him I was aiming for a 550 at least and he said that was a good number. Now comes squats....the one I loath!! I told him that I could only do only do around 385 at the moment and get the depth.....he said stick with the team and do as I say and you should be squatting about 475!! I think the coach is much more optimistic than I am, but I'm going to give it my best.
He critiqued my squat last night and said I need to pull elbows down so my torso will stay erect. I tend to lean forward on the descent and end up back squatting the weight. I told it it hurt my wrist to put that much direct weight on them, so he recommended some wrist supports.
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    RE: Goals for Feb 28 Meet 2003/11/26 22:21:21 (permalink)
    tbowman - I seen that you mentioned you have a problem (weakness) lately getting the weight off the floor in the deadlift. It's DEFINATELY your legs that are making it so hard off the floor. I had the exact same problem. You need to start front squatting and doing all squatting movements with your back as straight as possible to minimize lower back involvement. Even if it requires dropping the poundages for a while who cares, what you need is to get that leg strength up and you are not helping the problem if you are practically doing a goodmorning on your squats (like your coach said)

    If you get your leg strength up i guarentee that initial pull from the floor will not be as difficult as it is now.
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