Sunday 23 May 2010

Sunny Saturday

I trained with Zag and Germans today and since the weather was so nice, we took some equipment out and trained in the sun. It was lifting in a different stimulis; there was a slight slope and this was slightly off putting, but it was well worth it. We all enjoyed our training and something differrent is always welcome. I let myself get a bit run down over the last few days and this has not happened in a long time. I am far better today than I was yesterday and another good sleep should do the trick. I will only train twice next week, so that come Saturday, I am fresh for the Ulster Open. Here is what I did today:

Snatch--4x2@60 1x2@80, 80, 90 1x1@90, 95, 100, 105x, 105--I missed the first rep to not extending fully. I got the next rep and it felt like the right weight of the day. I was happy to hit 90% in the sun, on a slope and without any stimulants depsite being very fatigued. This spells good things for next weekend. My hips shot up a bit early, but I will fix that.

Clean and Jerk--1x2@60 1x1@90, 100, 110, 120, 130--I missed the Clean the first time, got it the second time and missed the Jerk. Then on the third attempt, I nailed it. The clean was pretty ugly, but I needed to hit it. 88% when I am feeling that rough is an accomplishment in my book. It was not the ideal weight I wanted to be hitting this week, but when you are given lemons, you have to make lemonade.

Concentric band squat--1x3@70, 3x3@100--Zag was doing these so I tried them for something different. They are there to work on your speed and it was nice to try something different without buring myself out.

Front Squat--1x3@70 1x1@100, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160
We went back inside for the squats but I was pretty worn out from lifting in the sun. I was happy to hit 160 and it felt like there was more weight there.

All in all, it was a great day's training. I will train twice next week and both will be light, short and sharp affairs. As David said in a comment from my last post, rest up and lift more weight!


Anonymous said...

Loving the lifting outside in the sun. Training hard and getting that dream tan on. There's a little bodybuilder in every weightlifter. More bench and curls though next time.

CathalByrd said...


Barry said...

Zag's inner bodybuilder is not dormant at all. It surfaces in a variety of manners and is always amusing. Embarrassing, but amusing.

Anonymous said...

I have stretched outdoors on my back lawn, kettlebelled, but never lifted- yet!
ps I now have a second blog exclusively on Irish Weightlifting History you may like.
Interestingly back then, the 1950s, bodybuilders and weightlifters trained together, in both disciplines and competed together.

Anonymous said...

Put more weight on the bar.

Anonymous said...

Is that DW again?

Barry said...

Let's keep it friendly ladies and gentlemen. It would be ideal if names were posted in comments. Everyone's feedback is always appreciated.


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