Oct 22nd, 2013
Author: Mike Minium
There were a ton of great lifters going throughout the day, but as we mentioned in the post last week, there was a little side competition going on between Arnold and myself. Let’s get it out of the way: Arnold handed it to me. His total was 12 kg higher than mine, with a whopping 10 kg advantage on the clean-and-jerk. Even after adjusting for bodyweight (Arnold had about 15 pounds on me), using a formula called the Sinclair Coefficient, Arnold came out on top. Had I made my final clean-and-jerk, I would have had him beat in the Sinclair, but he still would’ve lifted more weight than I did overall. Strong work, Arnold!
Here were our best lifts.
Snatch: 83 kg (183 lbs); Clean-and-Jerk: 111 kg (244 lbs)
Snatch: 81 kg (178 lbs); Clean-and-Jerk: 101 kg (222 lbs)
In terms of attempts, Arnold went 4 for 6, making 2 of his 3 snatches and 2 of his 3 clean-and-jerks. I went 5 for 6, going 3 for 3 on snatches and 2 for 3 on clean-and-jerks. Both of us were a little conservative on the snatch (lesson learned for next time), hitting numbers that were well below our training maxes. This is pretty common in a first meet, though, which is what it was for both of us.
Also, Arnold and I both wanted to give a huge thank-you to all of you CFOers who came out and supported us. It was great having some familiar faces in the crowd.
Oh, and because I competed in the Masters division (the Old Guys division), through the miracle of science and mathematics, I managed to take home a silver medal for finishing second place.
We’re already looking forward to our next meet (hopefully we can find one in December). It’s a chance for us to improve on our performance, and a chance for me to narrow the gap. And maybe we can talk a few of you out there into competing with us!