>The majority of videos run on this site feature Games athletes or human King-Kongs hurling metric shit-tons of weight overhead. I would love to feature more videos from non-Gamers, who are of less than King-Kong size, and have shown vast improvement in a short period of time. There would only be a few requirements: I’d need to have seen their progress in person for a little over a year – they’d have to write a clever blog about their experience – ideally they’d be a coach at my gym – finally, no matter what, their name would have to be Adam.
Adam Garcia – 200# Snatch (115# improvement in 12 months):
>This video does not feature one of our athletes. It does however feature the guy I think is the toughest lifter in America, James Tatum (he’s a 77kg), doing one of the toughest complexes I’ve ever seen. Coach Pendlay mentions it in the video, but this was done with Tatum’s meet PR. Pure Clint Eastwood.
James Tatum – 160kg (352#) Clean/FS/Jerk Complex:
1) 7×2 Vertical Snatch from blocks (at hip) – heaviest possible, rest 60-90 sec. DEMO VIDEO
2) 7×2 Vertical Clean from blocks (at hip) + 1 Push Jerk – heaviest possible, rest 60-90 sec. DEMO VIDEO
*Notes: Two Vertical Cleans should be performed, then one Push Jerk after the second Clean.
3 rounds of:
20 KB Front Squats 24/16kg
5 Bar Muscle-Ups
20 KB Snatches (partition in any way) 24/16kg
Run 1 mile
3 rounds of:
15 KB Front Squats 24/16kg
3 Bar Muscle-Ups
15 KB Snatches (partition in any way) 24/16kg