Olympic Weightlifting Competition in Newcastle
Joe Hensel Memorial
The week starts of with some block snatches, chain back squats and PR’s in the Farmer’s Carry. We practice some Med Ball Throws in the lead up to Adonis Athletic Penrith’s Battle Of The Gods Arnold Qualifier (which Jack and Andy are competing in) and practice the overhead medley too (Log Clean & Press, Monster Dumbbell and Push Press)
Jane finishes her week off with an AD Sprint getting a whopping 20 Calories on the Assault Air Bike. At the end of the week we traveled up to Newcastle to compete in the second annual Joe Hensel Memorial Competition, An olympic weightlifting competition dedicated to the memory of Joe Hensel.
This competition meant a lot for Raw Barbell Club for two reasons:
One the team points would out us in the running to win third place in the years NSW Club competition
Two because Joe Hensel’s son Carl is a friend of ours, who we met because of this awesome sport.
Joe Hensel dedicated his life to the pursuit of strength and the weightlifting community is much better off because of his influence..
If you’d like to learn more about Joe we did a podcast with his son Carl a few years back and their is a vlog where we visit Carl’s gym!
Carl Hensel Podcast : https://www.rawbarbellclub.com/podcas…
The Museum Of Iron (Visiting Carls Gym) : https://youtu.be/aw_42ad6kw8
Story Time w/ Carl Hensel : https://youtu.be/JT4MGX_Hnn0