Yesterday was a great day of lifting for a younger lifters. Cody King is learning how to control his body with the Clean and performed very easy sets with 120 for doubles. He then went onto Jerk from behind the neck. Cody’s was able to work up to 170 kilos for a couple of sets of one. For just learning how to do the movement he is showing a tremendous amount of ability. There are not many athletes that can walk into a gym and Jerk 170 kilos in a few training sessions. Keep learning the technique and you’ll go far Cody. 2020 Olympics Japan
Cody’s teammate and friend Jake Mapes continued to impress with his consistent lifting in the Snatch. Jake performed five sets of two reps with 90 kilos to perfection. Following that up with three doubles in the Clean & Jerk with 130 kilos. Toping the day off with a PR Front Squat of 180 kilos. That is a 10 kilo PR. Jake like Cody are training for the Junior National Championships in January.
The third member of this dynamite younger group is Kaija Bramwell. Kaija was the 2013 Youth World Team Member. She has recently come to us to build on her Technical Skills and to take her Weightlifting to the next level. She has shown great progress in the technical understanding of the movements. She will be dominant force in the Youth and Junior levels of the 53 kilo weight class.