Have some free time Friday -Sunday this weekend? Tune into the live feed for the USA Weightlifting National Championships. Watch your current coaches (not to mention get a preview of the awesome that is the Cal Strength Seminar Staff) compete throughout the weekend.
Coach Jenny (Friday 2pm Pacific)
Coach Kristin (Sunday 12pm Pacific)
Some of Your New Friends from the California Strength Team
Rita Benvenidez (Friday 630 Pacific)
Nicole Lim (Saturday 10am Pacific)
Rob Blackwell (Sunday 2pm Pacific)
Spencer Morman (Sunday 4pm Pacific)
And for a little more reading, here is a blurb from my teammate Sandra (lifting tomorrow at 930 Pacific) on prepping for an oly meet.
Preparing for a competition is interesting.... interesting, exciting, fun, frustrating, scary, and truthfully, hard. You have to endure longer and harder training. You need to push through any mental and physical pain you may have. The preparation time is often longer but can be more intense than the actual competition. Those of you going for the CrossFit Games know what I mean.
When I prepare for a big competition I do a few things differently. But the biggest thing I do is visualize lifting not only during training, but throughout the day. It is the last thing I think about before I go to bed at night. Your subconscious can analyze and work out problems better than your waking mind, so use it. Walk through the venue, the warms ups and then successfully make each attempt in your head. Fall asleep working on the part of the competition that you need to improve the most. Your mind is your ally. It can help you to overcome the fears, the missteps and the doubts. More importantly your subconscious can help you to realize it is not so unknown, you just need to tap into your mind and all that mental and physical preparation and destroy that fear. Go to bed thinking it, achieving it, and you will be surprised how much more focused you are when you are actually doing it.
15 - 12 - 9 - 6
- L Pull Ups
- Strict Press