Why should you listen to James? Here is his explanation.
Many of you know me, and have worked with me. For those who haven't, I have a keen eye for the lifts and I've coached a wide variety of athletes in person and online (via video feedback) for several years, including one of the top lifters in Canada (snatch 315, C+J 375 weighing about 200lbs), one of the top lifters in England (cleans over 400lbs weighing about 230), and countless other non-competitive athletes who just want to develop more strength and power for their sport of choice.
As for my own lifting, I’ve snatched around 190lbs weighing around 135, cleaned 253, and jerked 242 (best clean + jerk is around 240). I’ve lifted more than the national masters records in my weight class and age group, and will hopefully have a chance to actually set them in competition someday.
Here’s a video of me lifting 182/227 in preparation for my last competition, back in 2010, weighing about 148:
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