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WEEK OF 9/4 VBC STRENGTH/POWER WEEK 8

Week 8, we will attempt 3 rep maxes on the major lifts.  We will attempt to add weight on those lifts.  Wednesday 9/6 Low bar back squat  3 rep max, 2×3 -5-15kg (try to add weight from last week) Low bar back box squat with bands for speed 30-50% 3×3 Dumbbell stepups 3×8 each leg (try to...

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WEEK OF 9/4 VBC WEEK 8

This is week 8 of our September 30th preparation.  We are now 4 weeks away. We will max on squats and train heavy in the classic lifts. Monday 9/4 Snatch 3 rep max, -5-10kg 2×3 Snatch pull  3×2-3 110-120% Drop snatch 5×2 40-60% (% of snatch) Snatch grip push press max, -5-10kg 3×2 Hyperextension 3×8 with weight...

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WEEK OF 8/28 VBC STRENGTH AND POWER WEEK 7

Week 7, we will attempt 3 rep maxes on the major lifts.  The sumo deadlift rack pull has been switched to banded sumo for speed.     Wednesday 8/30 Low bar back squat  3 rep max, 2×3 -5-15kg Low bar back box squat with bands for speed 30-50% 3×3 Dumbbell stepups 3×8 each leg Good morning  3×8...

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WEEK OF 8/28 VBC WEEK 7

This is week 7 of our September 30th preparation.  We are now 5 weeks away. Doubles will attempted on all classic lift workings sets as well as 2 rep squat maxes. Monday 8/28 Snatch 80%x2, 85%x2, 90%x2, 80%x2, 85%x2, 90%x2 Snatch pull  3×3 100-120% Overhead squat max, -5-10kg 2×2 (% of overhead squat max) Snatch grip push press...

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WEEK OF 8/21 VBC STRENGTH/POWER WEEK 6

Week 6, we removed box squats in favor of banded squats for speed. Wednesday 8/23 Low bar back squat  5 rep max, 2×5 -5-15kg Low bar back box squat with bands for speed 30-50% 3×3 Dumbbell stepups 3×10 each leg add weight Good morning  3×10 add weight Military press 5 rep max, 2×5 -5-15kg Dumbbell shrug 3×10-15 add...

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WEEK OF 8/21 VBC WEEK 6

This is week 6 of our September 30th preparation.  We are now 6 weeks away. Training will be similar to last week with adjustments in intensity and volume. Monday 8/21 Snatch 80%x2, 85%x2, 90%x1, 80%x2, 85%x2, 90%x1 Snatch deadlift +Snatch pull  5×2+2 100-120% Overhead squat 5×2-3 80-90% (% of overhead squat max) Snatch grip push press 3×3...

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WEEK OF 8/14 VBC STRENGTH/POWER WEEK 5

Week 5, we added rack pulls and changed some of the assistance lifts. Wednesday 8/16 Low bar back box squat 85-95% 6×1-2 Low bar back squat  5×5 80-85% Dumbbell stepups 3×10 each leg Good morning  3×10 Military press 5×5 80-85% Dumbbell shrug 3×10-15 Dumbbell upright row  3×10-15 Conditioning: Dumbbell Manmaker 3×5 Sunday 8/20 Sumo deadlift 5×5 80-85%...

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WEEK OF 8/14 VBC WEEK 5

This is week 5 of our September 30th preparation.  We are now 7 weeks away and will begin competition preparation with more classic lifts and exercises that have transfer of training. Monday 8/14 Snatch 80%x2, 85%x1, 90%x1, 80%x2, 85%x1, 90%x1 Snatch deadlift +Snatch pull  5×1+2 100-120% Overhead squat 5×2-3 80-90% (% of overhead squat max) Snatch grip...

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WEEK OF 8/7 STRENGTH/POWER WEEK 4

Week 4 adds reps to the box squats.  Changed conditioning to manmakers and farmer carries. Wednesday 8/9 Low bar back box squat 80-90% 6×2-3 Low bar back squat  5×5 80-85% Leg extension 3×15-20 add weight from last week Good morning  3×10 Military press 5×5 80-85% Single arm dumbbell lateral  raise 3×10-15 add weight from last week Single...

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WEEK OF 8/7 VBC WEEK 4

This is week 4 of our September 30th preparation.  Changed the back squat and front squat days for variation. Monday 8/7 Clean grip snatch 3×3 50-60% Snatch off block with 3 second pause at mid thigh 3×1-2 80-90% Snatch off platform 3×2 85-90% Snatch pull  3×2-3 110-115% Snatch deadlift max try to add at least 1 kg...