“New Olympic Lifting Cycle…”

Posted: August 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

THIS WILL BE RE-POSTED FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK… READ IT!!!

Alright… You Asked For It… You Got It…

First Off.. THIS IS NOT CrossFit!!!

Last Saturday Was Our Last Day Of Our Previous Olympic Lifting Cycle…

Yes… The Olympic Lifting Class Goes Through “Cycles” Just As Our Normal Daily “WOD” Goes Through Our Strength Cycles…

A Lot Of People Have Been Asking To Be Invited To Our Olympic Lifting Class… Yes… It Is “Invite Only!!!”

This Saturday… Will Be Week 1… And You’ll Get A Small Dose Of The Saturday Olympic Lifting Class…

THIS IS NOT CrossFit!!!

So Here’s The Lay Out…

You Wake Up…

You Get Dressed…

You Do Your Daily Morning Ritual…

You Get Into Your Car…

You Turn Your Car On…

You Drive To The Box…

You Say “Good Morning”…

You Set Up Your Station… RCCF Veteran Oly Lifters Have Priority On Their Spots!!! You Know Who You Are…

You Put On Your Knee Bands… Olympic Lifting Shoes… Wrist Wraps… Tape Up Your Thumbs… Etc… Etc…

You Row For 500 Meters…

You Partner Up & Perform The Junk Yard Dog Warm Up…

And You Better Be Done By 8:00AM!!!

THIS IS NOT CrossFit!!!

BE DONE BY 8:00AM!!!

That Doesn’t Mean You Walk In At 8:00AM…

Because @ 8:00AM… Coach Ivan Is Already Explaining What We Will Be Doing For That Day…

THIS IS NOT CrossFit!!!

Normally… Coach Ivan Will Give You 3 Strikes… You Miss 3 Classes & You’re Out…

Now… Yes… We Know… Shit Happens… Family… School… Life…

But You Going Out Friday Night And Partying/Drinking And Waking Up With A HangOver And You Choose To Just Say Fuck It… No… You’re Done…

THIS IS NOT CrossFit!!!

The Oly Veterans Know Exactly What Time They Need To Leave Their House In Order To Put On Their Gear… Set Up Their Station… And Perform The Junk Yard Dog Warm Up… And Be Ready At The WhiteBoard For Coach Ivan To Give Us Instructions On That Day’s Lifts/Complexes…

Now… I Don’t Know If You’ve Met Coach Ivan… He’s The Really Strong & Fast Guy With A Big Ass Beard… Very Nice Guy… Until You Piss Him Off!!!

I’m One Of The Owners/Coaches… Some People Think I Can Do Whatever I Want… No… We Work Together… But Anytime I’m In A Class That He Is Coaching… I’m Just Another Athlete… I Literally Shut My Mouth During The Session Unless He Asks Me A Question Or I See Something Wrong With An Athlete When He Might Be Working With Another Athlete…

THIS IS NOT CrossFit!!!

This Is Not A “2 Hour” Social Hour…

I’m Not Saying That “Smiling” Or “Laughing” Or “Cheering” Or “Chit Chatting” Is Forbidden…

But You’re Here To Lift…

You Will Go Through A Horrible Warm Up…

You Will Progress Up In Weight Until You Get To Your “%” Weight…

And Then… You Will Lift… And You Will Sit… Literally…

You Will Treat Every Lift As If It’s The Only Lift Of The Day…

THIS IS NOT CrossFit!!!

So… This Is How It Goes… Every… Single… Cycle…

I’ll Use Myself As An Example…

I Work Out Monday-Friday… Dead Tired @ The End Of The Week… I Could Sleep In If I Wanted To On Saturday… I Missed 1 Day Last Cycle Because I Had A Hole In My Leg!!! But I Don’t… I Get Myself Up Because I Made A Decision To Commit To Olympic Lifting… Yea… I Might Walk In A Little Drowzy… But Once We Get Going… IT’S FUN!!!

Back To “This Is How It Goes…”

No Lie… I Believe This Past Oly Cycle… Week 1… We Had EVERY… SINGLE… PLATFORM Being Used!!!

And I’m Not Talking About “The Lanes”… I’m Talking About Every Single 8Ft. Platform And People On The Rubber And People On The Side PlatForms… Count It Up… Do The Math…

22…

Last Saturday…

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I Got Hurt… Danielley Had Work… Alicia Had Work… Christ Had Work… Nikki Was At Beach City Battles…

But When We Are Not Hurt… When We Don’t Have Work… When We Don’t Take 1st Place At The Beach City Battles… We’re In Here Every Single Saturday… Hell.. Some Of Them Stay For The GRID WOD…

THIS IS NOT CrossFit!!!

If You Are Interested In Olympic Lifting… Ask Us First!!!

Don’t Just Stroll In…

It’s Still Invite Only…

If Coach Ivan Asks You To Perform “1 Hang Power Snatch + 1 OverHead Squat + 1 Heaving Snatch Balance + 1 OverHead Squat +1 Hang Snatch” And You’re Thinking Right Now To Yourself… “WTF?!?! Then… You Might Need To Re-Think About…

THIS IS NOT CrossFit!!!

That Being Said… You Will Still Be Coached Through Every Single Movement/Complex…

AND… If You’re A Little Sketchy On Joining Or Not… This Is The Perfect Time!!!

Why?!?!

Because I’m Broke!!!

I Can’t Do Shit For A Few Weeks Besides GLOBO GYM… Seriously…

So You’ll Have 2 Coaches… Plus Our Veteran’s Eyes On You To Help Fix Or Explain Things To You…

If You’re Curious… Give It A Try… If It’s Not For You… Then It’s Not For You…

If You’re Serious About It… COMMIT TO IT…

I Know For A Fact That Our “Veteran” Oly Lifters Have Missed A Few Days Here & There… But Never Week After Week After Week… And Even When They Do Miss A Saturday… They Make It Up…

But I Feel Confident That They Can Make It Up On Their Own Because They Have Been Doing It For So Long That They Have A Good Grasp On What They Are Supposed To Be Doing… Yes… We’re Still Going To Have Eyes On Them… But They Are Not “Beginners”…

Now The “Beginners”… Not So Much… I Know That I Can Speak For Myself & Ivan That There Is No Way We Would Allow A “Beginner” To Make Up A Session On Their Own… That’s It… No Way!!! You Want To Make It Up On Your At A Globo Gym… I Wouldn’t Suggest It… But That’s Your Body… I Ain’t Getting Sued… Be Smart Guys…

If You Choose To Ask & Are Invited To The Olympic Lifting Class…

I’m Sure There Are Many More… But Here’s My Pet Peeves… Veteran’s… Please Feel Free To Voice Your Opinion…

Never Stand In Front Of Me While I’m Lifting… You Can Stand To The Side… At A 45 Degree Angle… Behind Me… But I Don’t Want You Standing Right In Front Of Me While I’m Attempting A 95% Snatch & I’m Already Tired & Just Trying To Focus On Me  & The Bar…

I’ll Use Austin As An Example… 14 Year Old Young Man… We Stand Right Across From Each Other Every Saturday… And I Swear To God… I Never Even Told Him… I’m Assuming Either Christ Told Him Or He Just Has That Much Common Sense… He Never Stands In Front Of Me When I Lift… This Goes Both Ways… There Has Been Times When I’m “Sitting” Ready To Lift & He’s Staring @ The Bar Forever… And I Know… He’s Nervous… He’s Not Ready… So I’ll Just Get Up To Do My Lift Because I’m Ready & He’ll Step To The Side & Sit Down… And Vise Versa… I’ll Be Staring At The Bar… Nervous As Hell… He’s Ready To Go… Probably Thinking… “What The Fuck Coach?!?!” He’ll Set Up… And I’ll Get Out The Way…

Don’t Cheer Me On During…There Is Nothing More Annoying Than Someone Yelling “Come On Mando!!! You Got This!!!” & Clapping Their Hands… I Know What I Have To Do… I Just Need To Focus On The Task At Hand… Some People Like That… I Don’t… I Don’t Need CheerLeaders…  Some Do… Just Be Aware…

Don’t Hogg The Plates… Guys… You Know How Much You Need To Put On The Bar To Get To 135lbs??? 1 45lbs Plate On Each Side… Simple Right?!?! I Can’t Stand When I See 4 10lbs Plates On Each Side Along With 1 Pair Of 5lbs On Each Side Which In Turn… Turns In To Athletes Fist Fighting For Plates Because They Can’t Find Any!!! Don’t Be A Plate Hogg!!!

I’m Sure There’s More… But I Need Sleep…

Olympic Lifters… Feel Free To Post Your Opinions On The Blog… On FaceBook… Or Just Text Me…

Tomorrow… “Olympic Lifters vs The GRIDers…”

ALRIGHT… HERE WE GO!!!

Strength/MetCon…

For Time…

3 “Ground To Shoulder” + “Shoulder To OverHead” @ 80% Of Your 1 Rep Max

(If You’ve Been Doing “Hang To Shoulder” Or “Push Presses” Or “Push Jerks” Or “Split Jerks”… Then Stick With That…)

20 Bar Facing Burpees

15 Double Unders (Rx’d: M&F… MOD: Mt. Climbers…)

3 “Ground To Shoulder” + “Shoulder To OverHead”

10 Bar Facing Burpees

30 Double Unders

3 “Ground To Shoulder” + “Shoulder To OverHead”

5 Bar Facing Burpees

60 Double Unders…

TIME!!! No Secrets… No Lies… No Surprises… It’s Just A CheckList…

3…2…1…GO!!!

Mando

 

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