I had a good workout yesterday and starting Monday I will be back on the saddle again. I am feeling refreshed and enthusiastic towards each session again. I was training with Laura, Gill and sometimes lifter Wayne Healy who has lifted 112.5/137.5 as a 62 kg lifter. Wayne was giving me a few pointers in the Snatch and it is funny how it always comes back down to the fundamentals. I was getting bogged down on technical matters and forgetting the most important thing: exploding through the three inch window from the bottom to the top of the hips.
Here is what I did:
Snatch--1x3@40, 40, 40, 50, 60 1x2@70 1x1@75, 80, 85, 90 for four single. I got the first two handily but Laura and Wayne both told me my lifts looked sluggish. I then proceeded to miss the next two attempts at 90; the bar was out of place because I was not explosively finishing my pull. Wayne then put 93 on the bar and I missed it again for the same reason. I got my head together and then easily nailed it a minute or so after. My pull was faster and I had a faster finish which put the bar in the correct position for the catch. Sounds simple, doesn't it? Simple is different to easy though.
Jerk skill with 60
Clean and Jerk--1x1@60, 80, 90, 100, 110 for three singles. I had to put maximal concentration into these. Even though I am feeling far better than at the start of the week, the energy levels are not quite where they will be next week. Each workout feels a little better.
Front Squat--1x2@50, 70, 100, 120, 130, 135, 140--These squats felt good and strong.
Band Pull Aparts--3x20
Here are two snap shots of the maximum extension point of a Snatch from yesterday and one from the competition in Limerick in February. There are obvious differences which have massive ramifications as to where the bar ends up for the catch portion of the lift. I need to sort this out. Any suggestions?