Pre-season training weeks 1 and 2 are in the books. Taylor is a dedicated and coachable athlete. As a coach, you cannot ask for more in an athlete.
The top video was taken today. 52.5kg for five easy reps. The bottom video was taken yesterday. Easy snatch work at 52.5kg.
Taylor's training the last couple of weeks has consisted of four days a week training sessions. Monday has consisted of international bench day work. Tuesday has been squat work. Thursday called for Olympic lifts. Friday had Taylor hitting some push jerks and front squats. The reps for her bench and squat days were inspired by the Strength Lab, compliments of Highland Games World Champion Matt Vincent. If you have not checked out his series of books, you are missing out. Matt lays out an easy to implement training program for any athlete interested in getting stronger and ready to compete in powerlifting, Highland Games, or other throwing events.
Since Taylor is not going to compete until December, we are going to establish a strong training base that will carry her through the indoor season in a push to qualify for the 2016 USATF Indoor Track & Field National Championships.
You can find more information on Matt Vincent here http://www.mattvincent.net/
You can find more information about USATF here www.usatf.org
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Charles Infurna, Ed.D., is the owner and lead coach of Forza Athletics Track Club. Dr. Infurna has coached National Record Holders, National Champions, All-Americans, and Conference Champions at the Post-Collegiate, Collegiate, and High School level.