Thursday 10 September 2009

Thursday's tipping point

Myself and Sami did an hour flexibility session yesterday and I felt a bit loser for it today, where I split my session into two parts. In a quick 30 minute session earlier, I did my Clean Deadlifts and worked up to two triples with 140kg and they were tougher than I thought they would be. I had to train a good bit later than usual this evening because Sami could not train before half seven, so I was really glad I did the pulls earlier in the day.

In the second session, I started with a lot of sets of Overhead Squats focusing on getting those knees out all the way from the top of the movement down to the bottom position. After this I did the following:

Snatch--1x2@ 40, 40, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 for three doubles. I was happy with these because although they are far lighter than I have done in the previous months, I was Snatching somewhat closely to the way I actually lift. I was able to keep my back locked and get comfortable in the bottom position.

Jerk behind the neck--1x2@ 70, 70, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130--I got two doubles with this and then missed the second rep on the third set. I did another set and just about got my double with a pressout. I needed to get my front foot out a bit more on this one.

Power Cleans--1x2@60, 80, 90, 100, 110 for three doubles. Again, I am starting to get back to my normal self with these and it felt good not struggling with such a light weight.

It was my first session in the last few weeks were I have been able to lift like myself. I have been focusing on getting a bit more sleep and the lighter training over the last two weeks has obviously helped. I am hoping for a good session tomorrow and that the two days off can revitalise me all the more so that next week I can start to lift to lift the way I can. Here is a short video that explains why I hate treadmills and why I advise anyone reading this to stay away from them:


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