Monday, November 17, 2008
For those of you who did not know, I am planning on competing in weightlifting in the Utah Summer Games in June. I made a little video in case you were curious what that is. Weightlifting consists of 2 lifts: the snatch and the clean & jerk. In the snatch you bring the weight from the floor to overhead in one move (the first clip in the video is a snatch). In the clean & jerk, the clean is when you bring the weight from the ground to the shoulders and the jerk is taking it from the shoulders to overhead (the second and third clips are a clean and a jerk, respectively). My technique isn't great and I'm not an extremely strong person but I love it and it gives me something to train for and work toward. I may post another video when I get some really good clips, probably closer to the competition. Hopefully I'll be much better by then. The other clips are some different ancillary lifts and some misses as well. The song is by Emery and it’s called Walls. You probably won’t like the screaming. Enjoy.