Oct / 11
This week the 2011 Pan American Games are taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico. This is one of the major tune-ups for athletes with aspirations of competing in the 2012 Olympic games taking place in London. We like to keep tabs on the U.S. Weightlifters and tomorrow marks the first day of lifting! You can check here to see the schedule of lifting and which weight classes compete on which days. 3 weight classes will compete per day with Thursday being the final day with the super-heavyweights. If you’re curious to know who will be lifting for the U.S. you can see the roster here. Some names to watch for the men are:
Chad Vaughn (77kg) Kendrick Farris (85kg) Pat Mendes (105+)
and for the women:
Kelly Rexroad-Williams (48kg) Chioma Amaechi (75+) Sarah Robles (75+kg)
Television coverage is somewhat sparse, but I’ve seen tidbits of the Pan Am Games being televised on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. USA Weightlifting (USAW) posted this link to watch some of the Pan Am action, so hopefully it will stream the weightlifting events when they are in progress. You may also be able to find a site streaming coverage online if you’re lucky. Check out the USAW Facebook page found here, like the page, and keep tabs on our lifters’ progress and achievements.
Happy Birthday shoutout to Angel! Angel joined Intrepid a few months ago and has been kicking butt day in and day out at the 7:30am and 12:00 classes. Have a great birthday Angel, and keep up the impressive progress!
Back Squat 3×5 or Wendler
30 Double Unders
10 Hang Power Snatches
Rest 2 minutes
10 Weighted Lunges
5 Handstand Pushups