I had another enjoyable session today. Myself and Sami took our time warming up again and Tommy Hayden was there coaching Cathal Twaddle, an ever improving 85kg lifter. Some of his Snatches are in the video below along with a few of Sami's--who got a 1kg pb in the Snatch-- and mine. Again, if you have any technical pointers, fire away. I was swinging the bar a bit; I find it hard to keep the bar close by breaking at the elbows and extending straight up, while whipping the pelvis through with the second pull at the same time. I am not skillful enough to do both yet, but I am getting there.
1. Snatch: Work up to 100kg for 5 singles--I was happy with these although I missed the fourth rep due to complacency. I have never repped this weight before and I was happy to get four out of five. As I said earlier, it is extending up and keeping the bar close, but getting as much speed as possible--this is the tricky part.
2. Power Jerk: Work up to 105kg for 3 sets of 3--These were ok. I am still trying to get used to the movement and Cathal's post the other day has inspired me. The three reps are so tiring though! My second set is on the video below.
3. Snatch Pull: Work up to 110 for 3 doubles--I did these after the Power Jerks to stay fresh. These were tough because of the sore hands because of volume training syndrome.
4. Back Squat: Work up to 160 for one double and two sets of three--The first set was really hard and I could only get two reps. For the second and third set I was more used to the weight and I was able to get a triple each time. This is my heaviest triple in the Back Squat so far. The squats keep going up which is great.
Here is a video of Cathal Snatches and Sami's pb of 93 and his close miss with 95. I have a couple of Snatches throw in for good measure and a few ropy Power Jerks. Leave a comment if you can give any constructive criticism.