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Jared Fleming


Jared Fleming did what every weightlifter wishes they could go back in time and accomplish, he started at age 10.  And he did not start in a haphazard way, his dad took him to Jim Storch for coaching.  Storch became his first coach, and continued with him until he was12 years old.  Jared still has a ton of respect for Storch, and mentions him frequenttly even today.  At age 12 Jared’s dad took over coaching duties, and continued to coach Jared until he graduated high school.

Starting early and getting great coaching early certainly paid off for Jared as he won Schoolage Naionals that first year at age 12.  He took second the next year, then reeled off a long string of first place finishes that lasted till he ended his school age career.  He also broke the school age record in the snatch and the total.  During this time Jared also played soccer with a Elite traveling squad and wrestled for a year. One interesting thing is throughout this time Jared never trained more than 3 times a week!  Hard to believe in an age where every crossfitter with 6 months experience is training twice per day, but Jared managed to win 5 Schoolage National titles, 3 Junior National Titles, and an American Open title, and was on 2 Junior World teams training only 3 days per week.

Jared attended LSUS right out of high school, training in Louisiana under Kyle Pierce, Jared continued to win.  He racked up a few more victories and accolades while at LSUS.  He made another Junior World team, won another Junior National title, another American Open title, won 3 University National titles, made the senior World Team 2 times (the first time as a junior lifter) and won his first National title, and broke 2 Junior and 1 university national record.  While at LSUS Jared upped his training to 5 times per week, and got a TON stronger.

Currently Jared trains at MDUSA coached by Glenn Pendlay, with his dad still offering advice and helping out at competitions.  Training at MDUSA seems to agree with him, as he has upped his total 16 kilos within his first year in South Carolina.   Since being at MDUSA he has upped his training to 9 sessions per week. During his stay at MDUSA he has won yet another American open and National title, qualified for another world team and broke his first senior american record with a 170kg anatch. Everything seems to be in order for a great World Championships showing.

Here is a look at Jareds workout log.  This is about 4 weeks prior to the 2015 World Champioships in Houston.


1. Snatch sotts press – 50-2×3

2. Snatch – 110-2×1, 130-2×1, 140-2x1x, 150-1, 160-1 (94%), 150-1

3. CJ – 170-1, 180-1, 190-1 (96.4%)

4. Clean Pull – 200-3, 210-3, 215-3

Typically do 2 training sessions on monday with snatch and snatch accessories in the morning and Cj and cj accessories in the afternoon. Just arrived in Houston for a training camp and we only have gym access for 1 training session.

Accessories for back health

1. 1 leg RDL – 30kg – 2×8 per side

2. Suitcase deadlift – 60-2×8 per side


1. Snatch Balance + OHS – 150-1/1, 160-1/1, 170-1/1 (100% of Snatch)

2. Front Squat – 200-3, 215-3

3. RDL – 150-3, 170-3, 190-3

Accessories for back health

1. Lunges (opposite leg then I jerk with) – 70-5, 90-5, 100-5

2. 1 arm walking deads – 20lbs – 2×13 steps per side


1. Snatch – 130-1, 140-1, 150-3×1

2. Snatch Pull – 160-3, 170-2×3

Normally have 2 sessions on Wednesday but I was still in Houston for part of the world training camp so we only had 1 session then had to rush to the airport. Typically I snatch and snatch pull in the morning and do Cj and clean pull in the afternoon.


1. Back Squat – 210-3, 230-3, 240-3* 

*240 is the heaviest Ive squatted since injuring my back in 2013.

2. Jerk Recoveries – 200-1, 220-1

3. Good Morning – 80-3×5

Accessories for back health

1. Lunges (opposite leg then on jerk) – 80-5, 100-5, 110-5

2. Long stretch session in sports medicine


Morning Training

1. Snatch Sotts Press – 50-2×3

2. No hook snatch – 120-1, 130-1, 135-1, 141-1x, 142-1 PR no hook snatch

Afternoon training

1. Snatch – 124-1, 134-1, 144-1, 154-1, 164-1x, 167-1x, 160-1

Normally would do Cj and Clean pull after Snatching but tweaked my wrist on final snatch at 160.


1. Front Squat – 190-3, 200-3, 210-3, 220-3 PR

2. RDL – 170-3, 185-3, 200-3

3. Stretch


Another milestone.



Two days after making 2k in 7 min 24 sec I tried a 5k, and this morning at 6 am and was able to record this time, 19;54.1, just barely faster than a 2 minute pace .   As usual, I was pretty good about sticking to my pace throughout.

I started thinking about thinking about doing a 5k below 20 minutes when I first got a rower, about 2 or 3 months after I had my stroke and started rowing seriously.  That was almost 2 years ago so this has been a pretty big milestone for quite a while and I am VERY glad I finally achiever it.

I just found out today that the OTC has a few C2 rowers, so I will be able to keep up my rowing while I am there for the world team camp.  I leave tomorrow, and will be there for almost 3 weeks, leading up to the World Championships in Houston.  I am trying to think of a good goal to try and hit while I am at the OTC and before I get back to South Carolina.  Anyone have any good ideas?









Rowing and more rowing.



After my 5k run on Sunday, I woke up Monday morning and decided to give a 5k row another shot.  I managed to do it in 20 min and 12 seconds, a pretty decent PR and very close to my goal of 20 minutes flat.  I believe that I am going to have to do some intervals this week, because it would be very hard mentally to keep doing hard 5k’s every day.  I think 10ea 500 meter intervals might work!

Another 5k.

I ran my second 5k this morning.  My time was 34 minutes and 22 seconds, which is a little slower than what I wanted.  It is a little faster than my last race, but I was aiming for something a little closer to 32 minutes.  Oh well, it is about a minute and a half faster than I have done before, and in a few weeks I am sure my next one will be better.

The race was in Uptown Charlotte, and started right in front of the Nascar hall of fame,as you can see in the picture.  That is Kasey Kahne’s car behind me, and the race raised raised money for Novant Health Hemby Childrens Hospital.

I need to focus more on my rowing for the next couple of weeks anyway.  I challenged Veronica (Jared Flemings girlfriend) to a 2k rowing contest last night.  I plan to continue running 2.5 miles every afternoon, but for the next couple of weeks I am going to row a 5k each morning before work.  The race is supposed to happen on Halloween day.

I really, REALLY want to beat Veronica.





A little rowing.


I have really been concentrating on running lately.  I just ran my first 5k a couple of weeks ago, and I am planning on another one next weekend.  On top of that, I just had my bike tuned up, and have started riding it to work which has been a change of pace and actually made me a little sore for a while.  But we had a weekend seminar at MDUSA this weekend, and it has been raining lately and between getting up about 3o min early for the seminar and the rain,  I did not run or ride this weekend.  I probably needed the rest but this afternoon I was feeling a little lazy so I decided to try and row a good time for a 5k.

My old PR for a 5k row was 21 min 15 sec, and  today I rowed a 5k in 20 minutes 42 seconds.   I stuck pretty close to a 2.o5 pace the whole way, and I definitely think a 20 min flat 5k is doable at this point.  In fact I think if I went back to rowing a 5k once a week for the next 2-3 weeks it wouldn’t be that hard.

I guess I will see this weekend if all this cross training pays off with a new 5k running PR…


A little variety.

I recently went out and got my 22 year old bike brought back into working condition.  My idea is to ride insstead of running a couple of days a week.  I am starting to get a little soreness in my left hip from running close to 4 miles a day, and it worries me.  I am 44 years old, and one of my high school friends who I used to lift weight with just went through a hip replacement.  Now he was a serious runner, who ran far more than I do, and did it for a lot of years, but the fact that people that I know, who are my age, are having problems like that kind of make me want to not continue to do something that might cause problems.20151002_211736

Of course I am still going to run, I am already planning my next 5k, but I might try to replace it with a bike ride 2 days a week to limit the wear and tear on my body.  So far I am only riding my bike to work, which is about 2 miles each way.  And so far, it is killing me!  Definitely harder than I remember from childhood.  I am sure that I will come to enjoy it after a few weeks, but so far riding to work stinks!

Shit is getting real!!!


So as you should know if you are a regular reader of this blog, I recently ran my first 5k and I am looking forward to my next one.  I am starting to think about pushing myself to finish with a little better time.  I ran my first one in 36 minutes and 9 seconds, and  during my afternoon runs I am starting to really push myelf to run at a faster pace.  Well today I ran my regular 2.5 mile training run in 23min 20sec, or at about a 9min 20sec per mile pace.

That is fast enough that I am starting to think doing my next 5k in less than 30 minutes might be realistic!