I wanted to do a quick testing on Wednesday, but I needed to listen to the body a bit more. I was still wrecked, but I gave it a bash anyway. My basic co-ordination felt pretty ropy and I was unable to keep a basic back lock which was a bit annoying. My speed felt great though, particularly after watching Zlatan Vanev in the Ironmind Unbelievable Bulgarians tape. I was able to Snatch 100 and 105 due to a quick second pull despite no back lock, so I suppose I have to be happy with that. The problem was that this back lock absenteeism was causing me to swing the bar out too much. I missed 109 twice, and it did not feel heavy, but more that I felt a complete lack of co-ordination. Here is a video of the lifts and a surprise return of an Irish weightlifting legend-turned coach in action also.
I will be away for 5 days, but I am a third of the way through a three part article, so I will finish that off over the next few days. This means I will have more than my anticipated 5 days off, but I played a full game of tag rugby last night and I am burnt out, so I think I need the rest.