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Old 08-15-2005, 06:25 PM   #1
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Hey all,

As i continue on my quest to be less and less like the goober PTs that infest gyms I've signed up for the the Australian Weightlifting federation's Level 1 Coaches course.

The course is on October 15 and i'm looking for some advice on what to practice over the next few weeks so that i get the most out of the course.

The caveat is that i'm having some niggles with an old knee injury and am a little restricted as to how much full flexion I can do. Normally i'd skip the course and do it later but later would be next October.

Things I have been practicing

Deadlifts - These seem fine on my knee
Heavy kettlebell swings
Jerks
OH squat
My hook grip - ouch

Any more suggestions or ways to work around the knee?
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:02 PM   #2
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If it's anything like the USA weightlifting course, you probably won't be going too heavy. pvc pipes, or training bars and training bumpers will hopefully be used. Just ice your knee a lot before, get a neoprene knee pad and rest up. Just be ready to do a lot of clean & jerks and snatches.

You should have a great time and learn a lot.

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Old 08-17-2005, 07:09 PM   #3
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Hey Don. Let me know how the course goes. I'm thinking about doing one up here in November.
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:54 PM   #4
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Will do Pat.

Seems like Queensland is the place to be for Power and Oly lifting. The whole thing seems a little more organised north of the border.
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Old 08-18-2005, 05:44 AM   #5
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Pat ...

Do you have details that you could email to me about the one in november.

Fiona

PS how did the skippy stew go down?
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:22 AM   #6
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Things I have been practicing

Deadlifts - These seem fine on my knee
Heavy kettlebell swings
Jerks
OH squat
My hook grip - ouch


The deadlift and the heavy swings won't help much. The deadlift might even reinforce some bad habits. (It does with me - early hip rise. Bad.) I'd work on front squats - especially the no-hands version - OHS, military press and/or push press, and hook grip. How much weight you practice with will not be important, so use whatever makes you comfortable and doesn't bug your knee.
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:59 PM   #7
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Fiona,

You've got mail..! I'm quite looking forward to it; hoping it's not full by the time I can get the $$ together to sign up.

Skippy stew went down as expected. I loved it, Isaac (5) loved it and wanted it for breakfast, lunch and dinner the next day. I struggled for an age to get Lachlan (8), to even try it; a couple of gagging mouthfuls later, I gave up trying.

Don,

The Queensland Weightlifting Association does seem pretty well organised and I get the impression that the Cougars club (which seems almost to be synonymous with the QWA) is pretty good too; well equipped, good coaching etc.

I can't get to Cougars regularly, because it's not local, but the Coach's Course seems like a good opportunity to get some intensive instruction.
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Old 08-19-2005, 04:50 AM   #8
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Thanks Pat
I will check my calendar. Might see you there.
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Old 08-19-2005, 04:55 AM   #9
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Lincoln, thanks for the advice, i'll start doing more work on the front squat.

It just seemed that the FSQ was the main culprit in aggravating my knee
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:05 AM   #10
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Yeah, so I'd practice them no-hands style with just the empty bar.
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