Wednesday 29 April 2009

Wednesday's weekend provider

I had a sweet session tonight with lots of sharp technical work and partner flexibility. I had a 15 minute power nap and this made the world of difference in tonight's session. Here is what I did:

Partner flexibility and dynamic flexiblity supersetted with Snatch Pulls with 40 and 50kgs for triples.

Snatch--1x2@40, 40, 50, 60 1x1@70, 80, 85, 90--This was slightly higher than Harry said to go, but I wanted to Snatch 90 while focusing on staying over the bar, extending up and keeping the bar close to the body. It felt smoother than last week's 90 and I have a video comparing the two lifts below, so let me know what you think. Last Saturday showed me that if I stay over the bar and finish my pull, I can lift 105+ easily because it is a question of smooth control, not power.

Jerk skill with 40

Clean and Jerk--1x1@60, 80, 90, 100--These were all fast and I focused on getting the feet out with the catch in the Clean and keeping the arms relaxed. With the Jerk, I took my time and controlled my abdomen and my dip.

Sprinter sit-ups--2x20

Partner Flexibility for 10 minutes.

I will be competing in the Small Nations tournament in Malta on Saturday, so I will learn from Nationals and go somewhere else until my warm up. I will make sure I am not hungry also and that I have loads of sugar handy for between the Snatch and Clean and Jerk.


Tom Bruijnen said...

Hello Barry,

As the Dutch coach of the European that gave you a tought & painfull stretching experience I can see your improvements on the starting position already compared to some weeks ago! Good luck with the small nations cup - nobody from the Netherlands there. I will contact you by mail about your request on info for a training week(end) in june in Amsterdam - maybe combine it with a competition at the open dutch students champs on 20 june in Amsterdam?

Tom Bruijnen said...

And compliments on yout blog - you do a fine job in listing your progressions/trainingdays!

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