Category Archives: Cecily Basques Blog

My coach decided to give us a few off days at the end of last week. He said we were looking pretty beat up and he wanted us to be rested for the next 18 weeks leading up to Nationals. … Continue reading

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I competed this past Sunday in the Hassle Free Invitational. I’m not sure how I finished overall, but I took first as a 69kg lifter. Overall, I was pleased with my performance; however, I left wanting so much more. I … Continue reading

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I mentioned in my last post that I train strictly off percentages. I believe there are many advantages to this. I’m not saying this is the best and only way to practice olympic weightlifting; it’s just the route I have … Continue reading

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Today I am going to give a fairly detailed description of last weeks lifts. It was the last heavy week of a four week cycle leading up to competition this weekend. We train off percentages of our best lifts. We … Continue reading

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I guess there’s a thing called #throwbackThursday. More commonly known as #tbt. Here is a picture from my very first National competition, which happened to be Jr. Nationals in January 2012. Since then, my main focus has been weightlifting. I … Continue reading

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I just got done hosting my first big time Oly clinic at Crossfit Natomas with my training partner Mary Peck. SO MUCH FUN! So much to learn from this experience and grow as a coach! I’m going to wait to … Continue reading

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  Cecily Basques, here. I have been Olympic weightlifting for about three years now. I lift 18 hours a week and I also work and go to school. I recently made the top 20 of all female weightlifters, pretty cool. … Continue reading

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