How I prepared for my first meet I did it, I completed my first weightlifting meet this past Saturday! I woke up at 5 a.m., and I couldn't eat anything until my weigh-in time at 7 a.m. I walked into the Jowers building at Texas State University and entered the weight room. I weighed in at … Continue reading First Weightlifting Competition Done!
24 Hours Until My First Weightlifting Meet The moment I started weightlifting, I knew I wanted to test everything I have learned, and it's finally here! I am 24 hours away from competing in my first ever weightlifting meet. I have had some people ask me, "Are you ready?" My answer is always the same. "Yeah, … Continue reading IRON CAT SPRING 2018
There are two movements in Olympic weightlifting---the snatch, and clean and jerk. My friend Beverly Lopez will be showing you both of these lifts. The snatch will be shown in the first video, and in the second video will be the clean and jerk. The snatch is probably the most complicated movement in Olympic weightlifting. The … Continue reading The Oly Life: Snatch & Clean and Jerk
My name is Illianna Degollado, and I have recently become a competitive Olympic weightlifter. I have always been active in sports like basketball, track and cheerleading; but it wasn't until I started CrossFit where I began to understand strength training. In the past, I have joined gyms like Planet Fitness and Golds, where I would … Continue reading The Road to Iron Cat