Thursday 26 March 2009

Thursday's turning down the illogical path

I had a reasonable session tonight. It was pretty basic: 30 minutes Power Snatch and 30 minutes Clean and Jerk. This time frame was not kept, however, in the latter part of the session, hence the title of the post. I was feeling ok. Not so sure I should have played tag rugby last night, but I could have done worse. Here is what I have did tonight:

Overhead Squats--5x5

Power Snatch--1x3@bar, 40, 40, 50 1x2@60, 70
1x1@75, 80, 85, 85--I did the second rep because the first was not fast enough. I then did a sweet enough 90 and I squat Snatched 92 twice. I could not quite power it up. These were better than Monday so I need to take it one kilo at a time.
3x2@75--Three 80% doubles to work on the technique. My pull is always better when I slide my feet out in a snappy fashion at the top of the pull.

Jerk skill with 60

Clean and Jerk--1x2@60, 70 1x1@80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 125--I was really happy with this rep. It was very fast and the Jerk was as good as I can get it so far in my brief lifting career.
1x1@130--The clean was ok, the video is below. The Jerk was a bit laboured and needed a bit more speed.
4x1@135--I missed 4 singles of this, all in the Clean. I should have gone to 132 or 133 first. I had the bar up very high, but my elbow speed, catching position and general speed under the bar were all laboured. I should have left it at the second miss, which is what Harry would have done, but I put my logical glove on and slapped myself in the face with it. I MUST LEARN FROM THIS. What a silly mistake. My eyes were bigger than my belly.

I was wrecked after this, so I did my band work for my mid-traps and rhomboids as well as some scap pushups and pullups, followed by one get me out of here set of weighted situps. This was followed by an Alexander Technique lesson and a 15 minute stretch in the pool followed by ten minutes in the steam room. I feel far better now after all that. Here is my 130.

Here is my pull for 135:

Here is the catch position in the end. I exhaled too much air through the pull and I let the bar fall down on me with a soft trunk. Not a good combination with my feet not going out wide enough in the catch.

Does anyone have any suggestions?


Harry said...

"My eyes were bigger than my belly." Perfect description: When you get over 95% of your best, unless things are going exceptionally well, always make a 2-3kg jump. Anymore than that is suicide.

Also, we said before that you were exhaling on your pull, rather than keeping the lungs full and trunk tight throughout: A simple enough thing to remedy, just concentrate on it for the next few sessions & when you're warming up.

See you Saturday!

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