Bay State Games 2010

So I took first place in the competition today!!!!!!!!!!!! woohoo!!!!

Where do I even begin?
To start with it was a really long day! Weigh inns were at 11am and I weighed in at 85.4kg/186lbs The weight classes split at 85 and the guy told me I had 30 mins if I wanted to go loose the 0.4kg so I could then compete at the top of my weight class as opposed to the bottom of the next weight class up. I thought about it for all of about 2 mins and decided to just stay at the bottom of the next one up. I wasn’t really in the mood to go for a run or jump rope for 30 mins so …..
I was completely oblivious as to how to structure my warm up and how long to give myself as I am used to lifting by myself and taking things at my own pace. I asked a few of the more experienced lifters for some advice and I was then introduced to Ben (wish I had gotten his last name) who I pretty much owe my win to.
I had no concept on how long to give myself to actually get ready etc so he pretty much told me ‘when this guy finishes his rep do 3 at this weight’ and so on.
The main thing I learned from the day is how important having a coach is no matter what level you are at.

So my lifts went like this:
Snatch – I opened with 84kg/185lbs which I made with little difficulty. I then jumped to 90kg/200lbs which is my current PR but missed my next 2 attempts with it.

Clean + Jerk – I opened with 110kg/245lbs then went 115kg/255lbs which was my PR and I finished with 117kg/258lbs setting a new PR !!!! Everyone of these felt very difficult. As my coach told me I have a lot to work on technique wise.

My total for the day was 201kgs which gave me the win by a kilo or two.

Awesome experience and I’m hoping to continue working oly training into my routine more frequently and to compete again in the future.




30 thoughts on “Bay State Games 2010

  1. great job, john! and congrats to your videographer! i’m glad you posted something to watch on your blog. and big high five for a new PR with the last clean and jerk. way to go!

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