Today's session went really well and I needed it. It is the first time my back has started to get to a reasonable shape when lifting in my new Snatch grip and this makes me happy! I did my usual warm up with bar work, power plate, z-health joint warm up and back mobility and then I did the following:
Snatch--3x3@40 1x2@60, 80, 90 1x1@97 for four singles and instead of doing 97 again, I did 100kg. I wanted to lift it for the first time with my new grip and it felt great. It is only 87% of my best Snatch of 115kg, but with the technical work and re-adjustments I have been making, it felt nice to get the 100 out of the way. As you will see in the video below, my lifting is getting smoother the more I get used to the grip and my back is also getting used to the new feel of the lift. I know I will have to continue to be patient, but it feels good when you get it right.
Snatch Pulls--1x2@90, 103, 103, 103
Jerk from the rack--I was supposed to work up to three singles with 117kg, but my right shoulder was pinging me a bit so I left it at 110kg.
Back Squat--Zag hit two doubles of 160 yesterday, so I had to one up him. Except I didn't. I did my double with 160 and one my second rep with 170, I failed to get through the sticking point. I will get this next time though....
That was it. I have a light recovery session tomorrow where I will go up to 70 or 80 kilos for a few singles and a few light singles in the Front squat with 130kg. I will do plenty of stretching and recovery work to set me up for training with the boys in Limerick on Saturday. I am looking forward to the lifting and the banter in UL. I am predicting some big numbers for Paudie, Lord Murphington and Byrdie as their training has been going splendidly:
Here is my more feeble lifting that will produce some more significant numbers very shortly!