Yesterday's workout was very intense and I really enjoyed it. I was looking forward to the 6 sets of 6 reps part of the Russian squat program and yesterday proved to be the day in question. For some reason I was determined to Power Snatch into Snatch and it ended up biting me in the rear. I was dead set about Power Snatching 100 and then Snatching 110. This proved to be silly as the weight was not the problem--as you will see in the video--but rather I was not getting under the bar quickly enough or shifting my hips properly in the catch poisition.
I worked on the Jerk again during the warm up and did some good mornings into press for a few sets to warm up the back and get it locked. I also did a few light sets of the modified RDL Tom showed me in Amsterdam to get the back locked.
Power Snatch--1x2@40, 40, 60 1x1@80, 90, 100--I brought this down to parallel so it does not count as a Power Snatch.
Snatch--I missed 110 twice and as I had a massive squat session coming up, I had to leave some fuel in the. I really wanted to go for it a third time. I found it very difficult to put the Snatch out of my mind and move on to the Squats, but I did. I literally had to force myself not to talk about the Snatch or focus on it at all.
Back Squat--1x2@126, 135 6x6@144KG--80%
It took me two sets to get my rhythm together, and they were far smoother once I did this. The hardest part was keeping the mind focused after you stood up to do the next set. My legs felt like they were made of jelly and filled with lactic acid at the same time. And then I had to squat again. Great stuff though and I really enjoyed the mental and physical challenge.
Have a look at the video below and see if you have any constructive criticism.