We are entering the 4th year of our little data collection project (aka The Outlaw Way). Since this first post in September of 2011, we’ve had the pleasure of coaching twenty-five Games athletes in the last two years—including twenty first timers, taking over thirty lifters to national Weightlifting meets, and traveling to so many Regionals that I can’t even put a number on them. The amount of people who have posted their PRs, reached lifetime goals, and have been introduced to the tortures of things like a Smolov cycle, is something we could never have dreamed of, and will never take for granted. You guys have given us the opportunity to travel the world, welcomed us into your gyms, and have embraced concepts like the importance of developing strength for overall improvement, and the need for technical proficiency to bolster efficiency, in a way we never could have imagined.
I love coaching this sport. This site began because I’m a huge nerd, and wanted to test my concepts. The fact that so many people would share in my nerdery was completely unexpected, and has been a massive amount of fun. As a matter of fact, working with and for you guys has been a massive amount fun. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is a job that happened by accident, and it’s the best job in the world.
We have not, and never will, master the exact formula for success in this sport. However, we will never stop trying, and every year—even with a constantly changing construct—we know we are getting closer. Just like the hours upon hours that you all spend with knurled steel in your hands, trying to achieve the mastery that will add numbers to your PRs—we will be reviewing our ever-growing sources of data, staring at Coach’s Eye endlessly, bugging Glenn Pendlay and Jared Fleming with questions, and doing anything possible to continue to bring those of you who have given us your sweat and trust, the best possible chance for success in the sport.
We are more than excited for 2014. We are refreshed, renewed, and dedicated to all of you, our athletes, kicking a whole new level of ass.
1) 8:00 to work to a 2rm Power Snatch (touch & go reps – stay within the allotted time)
2) 3XME T&G Power Snatches @ 80% of max from #1 – rest as needed
1a) 3X3 Strict Press + 5 Push Press – heaviest possible, rest 90 sec.
1b) 3X10 Reverse Hypers – very heavy, rest 90 sec.
3 rounds for time of:
10 Front Squats 225/155# (no racks)
15 C2B Pullups