Clean and Bench Press Challenge!

 

It is time for me to get a grip on myself and start exercising more. The last time when I have trained enough was in January and in February in 2013 - at least in the manner that pleases me. March, April and almost the whole May went by with "zerotraining". From the mid of May until the end of July I built my competition form towards throwing events competitions by training between 3 to 5 times a week. I competed in javelin throw, discus throw and shot put few time during the summer - the results didn't break news threshold! :)

When I started the Personal Trainer education last autumn, my training scheme got a bit more regular after "the transition state" that followed "the competition season". Unfortunately, I cannot say that the time I used at the training field increased, but every other weekend at the "guided action" helped me to maintain at least some regular training routine. Outside the Personal Trainer education I played badminton or squash once a week. At the gym I trained from 0 to 3 times a week, so in total, I had 1 to 5 training sessions per week during the rest of the year.

Around Christmas I tested my maximum bench press or near maximum. I didn't lift the absolute maximum, but I had 4 repetitions with a 100kg, which was more than I've ever lifted including the lifts made during my professional athlete's career. Furthermore, I ended up testing my clean skills at the end of January. When I first lifted 100kg and in the next training session 110kg - and 120kg was very close - I thought maybe I should set a certain goal for the spring.

clean at the moment

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I have thought for a long time that I should do a training program for me, so that my workouts would make sense - or that I will go to train at all. So, what would be better for a competitive person like me than to set a goal difficult enough to get me going and push myself hard enough. Now, I have to go to train and preferably fairly often, if I want to achieve my goals. The biggest worry is that I can progress in reasonable pace and I won't do too much. I want to be healthy also after this project!


Here are the goals and I have
achieve these on the 1st of June:


Clean 130-135kg

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Bench Press 120-125kg

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My own body weight 90-92kg

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These are pretty tough goals when taking into consideration that when I was a professional athlete my personal bests were about 10% lower than these goals. But challenges make people excel themselves, keep their minds alert and help with the (training) motivation!

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