#bucketlist 100kg Power Snatch for a Touch and Go triple PR 🎉🎉🎉 This is one of those lifts you don't even dream about when you start (I couldn't front squat 100kg for a triple in late 2013), and if you scroll down this feed you can see the joy when I snatched my first 100kg in a messy squat in December 2014. It's easy to look at videos of people lifting now and say "Oh I'll never be able to do that, I'm not even going to start."- but no one's asking you to start snatching 100 for a triple. What we should be after on day 1 is the answer to how can I come back stronger for day 2, then day 3, then in time, day 1,287. Find a little goal, then make it a bit bigger. Very soon, you've got a mountain out of your molehill and the sky is the limit. #forgedinTP#themightytights#snatch#opexfit#iamopex#opexprclub#intheopen#crossfit#oly
"The OPEX crew is on now!" quipped @hookgripdreams as she slid past @nazhariaschifra and I warming up today. Training with someone else on an individual program is perhaps one of the most rewarding things because you see them attack what they need to improve in a linear, progressive way and not pull things out of a hat. You see very tangible progress and on days like today, you celebrate that together. I've been working on barbell cycling alongside my absolute strength numbers and today I hit a 175kg back squat with a 3 second descent, just 7kg off my max. On Monday I managed to string together 5 power snatches at 90kg, or my 1 rep max power snatch at the start of this cycle 10 months ago. I then sat back and watched Naz bawl her eyes out as she hit her monstrous clean PR. Thank you for doing what you do @jamestayloropex @opexfitness What a time for this harvest! T-6 days to the #crossfitopen#iamopex#opexfit#OPEXPRCLUB#snatch#squat#themightytights#asiachampionships#forgedinTP#findjoy#intheopen
One of the sweetest revelations over this year of training is how much my barbell efficiency has increased from all the posterior chain strengthening and single leg work we've been doing in training. All the basic, structural work has translated into stronger parts of a better whole. I've been seeing increases in absolute power in my snatches and cleans for a single repetition recently, but today's session called for a 5 rep touch and go power clean. I built up to 110kg (shown here) and stopped with more in the tank because I have a stupid flu and because this is what I used to power clean for 2 single reps before losing power in the drive. Don't shy away from accessory work and the boring tempo/stay-activated easy movements. Flour, eggs, milk and butter are boring by themselves but take one out and you get substandard pancakes. ☝️ #wisdom#opexfit#iamopex#forgedinTP#oly#clean @opexfitness
9 sets deep into some intervals and this is the state of my handstand push ups 😌 My lack of upper body endurance has been the bane of my performance in several high-stakes competition situations, kicking me off podiums, giving me scares of not advancing to future stages and leaving me scared of seeing this movement in events. It's still not my best movement, but they suck less 🙃 #opexfit#iamopex#handstandpushups#forgedinTP#lululemonsg
The past 6 months have developed folds of unaccounted time; pockets of hours and days that are rabbit holes forming a warren of stolen months; a safe space that is open and tangled and vast and comes so close to other things that are equally deep. We think a warp to be scary, chaotic, uncontrollable- days unaccounted for and time lost to emotion or unintended elevation of the psyche, like a drunken sailor lost at sea. This distortion is all of that and then some more: gripping and revealing and emptying, like steering a craft out of a brook in the woods to be ambushed by the openness of a vast river bound by the sky. Yet there is more, there is more! A current starts far from shore and the ocean shelf is long. Our wave has just begun.
Caught some of the positive vibes off @dyl.goddard fresh from the @reeboksg summit in Bali and hit a 133kg power clean double, both a PR in a single and double. He perched on the Assault bike and gave me his well known and feared finger of expectation: an index finger diagonally pointed across his torso accompanied by a Standard to aspire toward. "I think 137kg mate", he proffered, a 4 kilogram jump to break the 300 pound mark. Exactly what I had in mind. Caught the lift in slow motion because that's always more exciting to watch. 🎉🎉 #themightytights#iamopex#opexfit#oly#weightlifting#clean
Hit a 117kg snatch for the second time in 2 weeks and reeled in another personal best: a 145kg clean and jerk. The 117kg was counted as a no-rep because of an arm bend (see if you can spot it), but standing up with that weight made it count in my books. The 113kg lift on my second attempt that did count (not shown here) however, ties the national U94kg Snatch record (because I weighed in at 86.7kg instead of my usual 84.whatever). All in all, a great day!! Congrats @hookgripdreams @triciatanlee and @niner1alpha for awesome performances, this bodes well for the full power of @crossfittanjongpagar coming in hot at the National Championship in March 💪 Thanks once again @coachjamestaylor - I seem to be doing this a lot but having you as a coach over the past 10 months has been phenomenal! To God be the glory, the best is yet to be ❤️💙💛 #weightlifting#opexfit#forgedinTP#oly#snatch#cnj#themightytights