Today was my first day training since London and although I had five days off training, I was really busy at had little relaxation in those days. I was feeling stiff all over and pretty rough at the start of the session. I also started the Russian Squat Program today and since it was my first day back, the squats were tougher than I realised. I kept it light in the classical lifts and did the following:
Snatch--1x3@40, 40, 40 1x2@60 1x1@70, 70, 80, 90, 90
Clean and Jerk--1x2@70, 70, 90, 90 1x1@100, 100, 100
Back Squat--1x3@110 1x2@ (70%)126, (75%)135 6x2@ (80%)144kg
These squats were way harder than I thought they would be due to how rusty I was and also I have not been squatting quite as much in the last six weeks or so. The 6 sets were tough and this is only the first day that is easy. Adapt or go home I guess...
This week myself and Zag are organising our overall program for the next six months and this will be then organised into smaller units, with the Russian squat program dominating the next six weeks. I am looking forward to having all this organised so that I can focus completely on each session and structuring my lifestyle to get the most out of each day in regards to lifting and life in general. For both training and lifetstyle it is imperative that I revamp my timekeeping completely--something tells me the lads will agree with this one--and I will have to have to continue improving my nutrition, my flexibility, my organisation of recovery time and also keep working on improving my focus and concentration while training. Patience and faith in the long, medium and short term objectives. Don't you just love a New Year?
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