A Lifting PR in Olympic Lifting!

Please forgive me this humblebrag post but I’ve had a bit of a momentous PR in my olympic lifting class and I’m so proud of myself and wanted to share.  Besides Crossfit, I’ve also been doing Olympic lifting classes twice a week since last October with a Canadian national team olympic lifting coach. I’ve done this weight before in a clean (130lbs) in crossfit a few years ago but I didn’t have the correct form or technique back then and I also didn’t do the jerk portion of the lift (overhead) at this weight. I was likely muscling it and very unstable, and it probably wasn’t a ‘full’ clean. Catching the weight     so low was my sticking point and very intimidating.  We’ve been doing tons and tons of drills and meticulous skill work and technique correction so I’m so happy I got it and got it with vastly improved technique. 

I really enjoy crossfit but I LOVE Olympic lifting. It’s just so precise and technical that it amazes me that breaking down just two types of lifts and doing repetitive drills never gets boring since there is something to learn each week and there is always progress or frustration. I hope to have a good Snatch PR video to share with you sometime in the next 30 days. 

A video posted by Parm Phangura (@performancelifting) on May 18, 2016 at 5:20pm PDT

18 Comments
  1. Wow, impressive, great work! I'm working on olympic lifting too, it's exhilarating and empowering as a woman!!

  2. Your front rack/shoulder mobility is impressive! And I can tell by how fast that weight went up that you definitely have more PR's in you very near future! Congrats!!!

  3. Your front rack/shoulder mobility is impressive! And I can tell by how fast that weight went up that you definitely have more PR's in you very near future! Congrats!!!

  4. Wow, Lulumum! I don't lift, but can tell that was an awesome one! I was pretty amazed at how much control you had letting the weight back down again too – wow!

  5. Wow, that's what what I call strength and good technique! I only do Bodypump, but I wouldn't dream of lifting the same weight as you do. Congratulation!

  6. Congratulations!! Good for you for working on technique and making that a priority! You'll be much safer as you know and be able to lift more ;). Nice work!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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