Fitness: 3 x 5 Linear Progression
Performance: Work up to a Heavy Single (80-90% of 1RM), then Max Reps at 57.5% of 1RM (capped at 20).
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5 Rounds Not for Time:
5 Dumbbell Bench Presses, as heavy as possible
5 Chin Ups (add weight or add a pause at the top if chins are easy for you)
5ea Dumbbell Reverse Lunges, as heavy as possible
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Good luck to Jake L. and Oly lifting coach Frankie Murray, who are competing in the 2014 American Open Championships in Washington, D.C. today and tomorrow. Jake is opening his snatch at 286#, and will aim to hit 303#, and his clean and jerk at 356#, goal of 374#. Coach Frank is opening his snatch at 140-145kg, and will aim to hit 150+kg, and his clean and jerk at 175-180kg, goal of 185+kg. Get after it! We’re cheering for you!
Have You Heard about Coach Frank’s Olympic Lifting Program?
What: An 8-week Olympic lifting cycle meeting twice a week with Coach Frank Murray and/or Heather Farmer in addition to 2 Open Gym or group class per week.
When: Then next cycle will start in late December or early January
Price: $300 per 4 weeks, first bill due at sign-up and second bill charged automatically to the card on-file 4 weeks later.
The cycle wraps up with an Olympic Weightlifting Total.
Coached by Frank Murray, “participants can expect to build a strong foundation focused around proper technique, mobility, and attention to individual weak points. Building this foundation will not only help lead to higher lifts, but also set the base for continued and consistent progress. Moreover, by developing proper technique, mobility, and focusing on weak points, participants will become more confident, less prone to injury, and more consistent lifters. All of this giving you the tools for a longer, healthier, stronger career with the Olympic lifts.” —Next Level Weightlifting
A typical day* consists of:
*Each athlete may have different exercises depending on their individual needs.
Frank has competed in weightlifting for over seven years. During that time, he has medaled at five separate National Championships, most recently a Silver at last year’s Nationals. His all-time best lifts in competition include a 151kg (333lb) Snatch and a 182kg (400lb) Clean and Jerk at a body weight under 200lbs. He has worked with many athletes, from multiple CrossFits, including: CF Garden City, CF Queens, CF Great Neck, CF 516, CF King of Island Park, RADD CF, CF Greenpoint, CF Manhasset, CF L.I.C, among others.
Coached by Arthur Drechsler, former world record holder, chairman of the board of USAWeightlifting, and author of The Weightlifting Encyclopedia, Frank has learned from the many years of experience that Artie has had over his coaching career.
- Happy birthday, Chris L.!
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