Monday 23 November 2009

Monday's mottled cleans

I had a great session tonight in the Hercs and it was really nice training with Harry, Gill, Laura and Karen again. I was not feeling quite as dandy as last week, but I ended up lifting relatively well. I actually trained on Saturday morning for around 50 minutes but it was a non-session where I Snatched up to 90 and Front Squatted 155 for a single. I was rushed and it was early which which meant that my session was a no go from the start. Today, however, was better. I had a nice warm up using the vibration plate machine which I find helpful in activating muscle, ligaments and tendons and the first set if overhead squats always feels great when I use this machine, weird as it is. Here is what I did:

Power Snatch--1x3@40 1x2@40, 60 1x1@70, 80, 90, 93, 95--The last rep was caught below parallel, but it felt fast and in the groove. I tried going back to the narrower Snatch grip that I used when I first started lifting and this felt far more comfortable and it also felt easier to lock in the back. I will experiment with this for a few days and see how it feels.

Clean doubles--1x2@60, 60, 90, 110, 120, 127, 132--This was an improvement on last weeks pb with 130 and even though my lifting was nowhere near as smooth, I still got them. Looking at the video shows me I have more extension and when I am fresher my catch should be timed better.

Front Squat--1x2@130, 140, 150 1x1@160--It took me around five seconds to get through the sticking point with the last lift, but it got there eventually. I finished my session with more flexibility using the vibration plate machine and I felt pretty good afterwards.

Have a look at the video below and let me know if you have any constructive criticism.


CathalByrd said...

Nice one Baz, more progress again. The 145kg cnj should be there in London.

Koing Chea said...

Nice PS and Cleans for doubles. I rarely PS and always full snatch.

Good seeing you guys today at the Londons also!

Koing in the house!

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