Last weekend the 2016 USA Weightlifting National Championships took place in Salt Lake City. These were also the Olympic Trials qualifiers for the women- while the men still have the Pan American Games next month in Columbia to qualify for the Games in Rio this summer (sort of… but that’s another conversation entirely!). Take a look HERE and see the numbers for the new American records that were set over the weekend. Another click on that page will take you to a PDF of the entire meet results.
Lots of amazing records set… but just for a little perspective on HOW AMAZINGLY GOOD you have to be to set an American record- take a look at youth lifter Hayley Reichardt. She is 15 years old, is five foot tall and weighs under 48kg (105.6 lbs)… she snatched 70kg, clean and jerked 87kg for a total of 157kg. She placed 2nd in her weight class- with first place in the 48kg category going to Morghan King who’s total was 180kg- she is one of the 3 women representing the USA in Rio at age 29. Mattie Rogers placed first in her weight class but failed to qualify for the Games.
Our women’s Olympic weightlifting team for the summer Games in Rio are Morghan King (48kg weight class), Jenny Arthur (75kg) and Sarah Robles (75+). The US sends 8 men to the PanAms… but only 2 lifters have a chance to qualify for the Olympics. See all 11 athletes here. Read about how lifters qualify for the Olympics here. It’s a little complicated!
Tuesday’s WOD at 6, 7, 9am and again at 4 and 6pm
Midday Open Training Hour at noon, 5pm Mobility/Core/Mobility
Overhead squat- no rack
15 minutes to work up to a heavy, 3 rep set
Post max 3 rep load to chalkboard/journals
Five rounds for time of:
10 single arm DB thrusters, alternate as desired (40/25#)
10 DB goblet step lunges, same load as above*
Post load and time to chalkboard/journals
*movement challenge- DB locked out overhead