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Topic: lance frye (Read 2333 times)
May 16, 2005, 10:56 PM »
i saw someone comment on his near bombout at nationals... just wanted to relate something i saw at juniors.
lance was at juniors doing some training in the training room... he cleaned 185 pretty easily, and missed the jerk behind him, had it locked but it just rolled off. he seemed a bit hacked off about missing it, so about 20-30 seconds later he walked back to the weight, POWERCLEANED it and jerked the hell out of it. really solid jerk.
i remember several years ago when he was struggling to hold 150 jerks over his head... it was obvious then that he could basically clean anything loaded on a bar, but the challenge would be to jerk it. now he is still struggling with jerks, but with a lot more weight on the bar.
overall id say thats solid improvement for someone who just plain has a hard time on the jerk. im inclined to believe he might still be cleaning the hell out of weights and struggling to hold jerks in a couple of years when the weight on the bar is 200+ kilos. we should all be so lucky. after watching him train two times, watching him warm up at several meets, and watching him do the big weights on the platform, i dont think its so much that his jerk is bad, its just that his clean is so incredibly strong that it will always make the jerks look harder in comparison.
ill make one tiny prediction. i think we will see lance powerjerking sometime in the future. hes built for it in every way possible.
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Reply #1 on:
May 16, 2005, 11:20 PM »
Reminds me of Zlatan Vanev.
To be is to do
Reply #2 on:
May 19, 2005, 09:24 PM »
185 power clean??? Thats amazing. Depending on your body type, some people snatch what they power clean. Sounds like he's ready to make the jump to the international stage. I don't suppose you have a video to post of this? Best of luck to him.
Reply #3 on:
May 20, 2005, 06:53 AM »
I had heard he cleaned 195 (note: AR C&J is 187.5), but 185 PC is even more amazing! As he ages and matures, I'm sure his overhead strength will improve. I think he's on track to be our greatest C&Jer ever. His snatch is coming along nicely, too -- nearly double bodyweight. Great lifter. Good luck Lance, keep up the good work!
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May 24, 2005, 08:26 PM »
Nice of you all to say kind things about Lance, but Glenn's account of Lance's workout at Juniors needs a little clarification. It was hard to tell exactly what he was doing because the plates he was using were the black rubbery bumpers that all look the same, but the power C&J Glenn referred to was actually 165, not 185.
I've watched Lance train for over two years now, and have never seen him power clean 185, though he has gotten close to that. I have seen him clean 195, jerk 190 off the racks, and push jerk 190, but am still waiting for the 185 power clean.
Bottom line is that Lance is a very nice kid, who has matured over the course of the last year, and is training diligently. He takes time out of his day to work with, and encourage the other lifters in the gym, especially the little guys....and does it because he enjoys it, not because he feels obligated to.
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Reply #5 on:
May 24, 2005, 09:14 PM »
Welcome to the forum and thanks for the clarification. I just wanted to post my continued positive impressions of Lance. I have been impressed by him every time I have seen him lift and talked to him.
But, when I spoke with him at this years nationals, I was more impressed than ever. He spoke sincerely about the hard work he has been doing on his jerk. It was totally obvious that he has been working very hard and putting his entire heart into jerking more weight.
When I saw him lift, I saw the same thing. Sure, he struggled to jerk a weight that he obviously expected to blow away. But, sometimes things don't go according to plan. And, Lance fought back, and fought back hard. The effort and lack of quit evident on the last cj make was enough to make the hair on my arms stand up.
This guy is going to jerk more weight. He is a hell of a lifter.
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Reply #6 on:
May 25, 2005, 10:34 AM »
joe, i guess i was mistaken. i hate to be the one to start an untrue rumor like this... myself and the couple of prople i was sitting with all added up the weight and came up with 185, but you are right, those RB bumpers make it easy to make a mistake if your not the one that loaded them.
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Reply #7 on:
Jun 01, 2005, 08:47 AM »
~ Thank you, Joe Delago for clearing things up!
~~ Still, a 165 power clean is HUGE for a Middleweight! I was SO IMPRESSED with his 150/180/330 at the Seniors, even though he nearly bombed in the C+J! I hope he LEARNED from that! His 330 total was 4.3 X weigh-in bodyweight - highest of the entire Competition! Matt Bruce was close behind with 322.5 and 4.2 X bdwt. If Lance Frye doesn't have the IDEAL physique for a WL, he is close!
~~ Speaking of great C+Js, what about 85-kg. Innocent Ukpong making 190 and taking the C+J gold at the Seniors? Now, If you have the A.O. DVD or Video, watch his form at the top of the clean! He stands up quickly and BOUNCES the bar off his chest - during which time he will move both hands out to a WIDER GRIP! I'm guessing 3 to 4 inches wider with BOTH hands. That's the grip he jerks with, and it almost looks like a SNATCH-width when locked out. The kid's got a beautiful arm-lock! He has jerked 200 (2000 Seniors?), as an 85!
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