Well, we’re back from Nationals.  Those who didn’t go to Nationals will be competing at the Kono in three weeks.  Then we’ll be 16 weeks out from the American Open.  I’ll resume posting the regular 4 week blocks at that time.  I’ll write more about Nationals this week.  For now, here’s a video of Cecily’s best lifts with some trap music.

In the Beginning.

July 22, 2013

We’re leaving for Nationals this week.  And by me, I mean myself and four of my athletes will be competing.  It’s got me feeling all nostalgic.  The last time I went to Nationals was in 2011 I think.  I didn’t have my team yet and it was my first national meet as a Super.

I’ll try to beat my 310 total this time around.

It also got me thinking about the progress of my team.  Check out these old-school Cecily videos from when it was just me and her.

Love the music in this one.

And this one.

Snatch Technique Clinic.

July 18, 2013

August 11th.  Mark your Calendars.  I’ll be hosting an Olympic weightlifting clinic focusing on the snatch at my home gym, Midtown Strength and Conditioning.

Here’s a little clip of a technique clinic I did at Crossfit Davis a couple years back. 

Some of the topics that I’ll be covering will include my take on helpful coaching cues and drills that ensure proper technique, sifting through all the bullshit that you will see on the internet and my opinions on what is useful for weightlifting training and what isn’t, program design for the weightlifter and differences between training the lifts for a weightlifter VS. the functional fitness athlete.

As far as the technical portion of the clinic, it will be lecture/practical format.  I’ll have an assistant who will provide demonstrations after which you will break up into small groups and critique each other as you perform the movements.  I have a very simple, yet effective snatch progression, most of which you’ve probably seen online somewhere.  I’ve learned most of what I know about coaching through Paul Doherty and Glenn Pendlay and have taken concepts from both men and implemented in how I coach the lifts.  You will then work up to a single on a snatch before we break and then talk about accessory exercises and other fun stuff.  afterwards, we’ll have some BBQ and beer.

It’s 50 bucks, lasts from 10 till about noon and should be a lot of fun.  Hope to see you there.  E-mail taralouisegetty@gmail.com to RSVP.


July 16, 2013

One of my co-workers put together this trap mix guaranteed to grow your traps to mountainous proportions.  This will get you so hyped, Admiral Ackbar will fly a star destroyer straight into your dome. 


IT’S A TRAP! by Abs1er on Mixcloud

Any excuse to post an image of Admiral Ackbar.






Friendship Power.

July 15, 2013

Here’s the video from Friday.  Our Cal-Strength homies came to visit and throw our weights around.  One of my newer guys had a blast, saying that he couldn’t go to sleep that night because he was still so excited from lifting that day.  I had a pretty good day.  I snatched 140, officially breaking the dry spell and took a few honest attempts at a 182 clean.  Emelie broke the 100kg barrier and Cecily cleaned 106.

Gettin’ Dat Hundo.

July 13, 2013

Everyone remembers their first hundred kilos.


July 12, 2013

Always a good time when Cal Strength comes to visit.

Always a good time when Cal Strength comes to visit.


July 9, 2013

Last week, some of my crew visited Cal Strength on their heavy Friday.

They’ll be coming up to our place this Friday.  YAY, FRIENDS!


July 6, 2013

If you greet me this way, I will instantly know how to respond.  It’s been ingrained in my psyche since I was twelve.


July 4, 2013

20130704-013009.jpgI love drawing people. It’s like… Why draw anything else?