Sunday 16 January 2011

Saturday's stilted work week.

I had a devilishly busy week and I was really glad I emptied my training of volume. On the Monday, I Snatched doubles up to 80 and then did 9okg three times and 100kg once. I followed this up with Power Clean and Power Jerks up to 120kg. I have not done these two movements in a while and it was nice to do something different. Very low volume with a slight increase in intensity. I enjoyed the session.

On Wednesday, I ended up training very late because I was really busy in the gym. I did some Snatch Pulls but I spoiled it by going to heavy, particularly when I was tired. I did some Clean and Jerks and finished with 120. I wanted to hit 130, but I was too wrecked at that stage.

On Thursday I did some Presses and Pendlay Rows and on Saturday I trained after coaching for five hours. Here is a video of my session. I was actually quite happy considering how crazy my week was and that I was coaching all morning.

Snatch: 1x2@40, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 1x1@90, 95, 100, 105, 110xxx

This was the first time I have lifted 100kg or over in a few months and it felt a little weird. I should have hit 110 the first time, but I pulled back on it and I left it out front. The other two misses were too slow. No worries, I know I will hit it and more next Saturday in Ul in the first comp of the year.

Clean and Jerk--1x2@60 1x1@70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 127.5, 132.5, 137.5x, 137.5

I felt good working up with the Clean and Jerks and I missed the 137.5 first time because I was thinking of the next lift. I focused on it and nailed it. All in all, I was content with the session because I was and am, knackered. I was planning on having the first week of my new program next week, but I was not ready for that yet. Life took over this and week and will do so next week so I will have two easy enough sessions and hit it hard in Limerick for what should be an awesome competition.

I also spent the weekend coaching in the women's national squad in ECB on Saturday and Sunday. All the women lifted very well and worked really hard. It was definitely a positive experience and I know the Irish femal weightlifters will continue to progress, just like the men are.


Barbell Weights said...

Seriously. This is amazing. I admire your dedication! I wish I had that!

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