Monday 15 June 2009

Monday's medicine

I had a great workout today and I upped the ante again. My Snatch was ok as were my Cleans; I was certainly feeling stronger. I am still not feeling super sharp or fast yet, but I think this reflects the volume training. Here is what I did today:

A good warm up with slightly different stretches and pre-habs.

1. Snatch: Work up to 95kg for 4 x sets of 2--I missed the second rep of the second set, but I sorted it out in my last two sets. The second rep felt very hard, not from a speed or strength point of view, but rather how the supporting muscles and back lock was hard to double. There is a video below of my fourth double of 95. This was 2kg higher than I have done before, so I was satisfied.

2. Power & Squat Clean: Work up to 118kg for 3 sets of 2--This was 3kg more than I have done before. I did these before the Snatch Pulls so that I could keep as fresh as possible and keep them snappy. There is a video of my second set below. Please leave any comments that you may think helpful.

3. Snatch Pull: Work up to 110kg for 3 sets of 2--I was trying to get these faster than usual.

4. Back Squat: Work up to 160kg for 3 sets of 2--This is 5kg heavier than last time and I was happy with how they felt. I have gotten this double once before but only when I was completely fresh and for one set only.

Here is teh video so any constructive criticism would be more than appreciated.

Here are two videos that show how beautiful sport can be, irregardless of what form it may come in. The first is the French playing rugby as only they can--Ireland seem the be the butt of many of these sublime moments! The second needs no introduction.


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