Friday, March 15, 2013

Training: 3/14/2013

HRV: 102 (+1/green)
HR: 52


A. Snatch: heavy single, then 5 x 1 @75% of that (~1 min rest) (207.5,152.5)
B. Clean & Jerk: heavy single, then 5 x 1 @75% of that (same) (270,200)
C. Paused Back Squat: build to a heavy triple @23X1 (275)
D. Reverse Hyper: 3 x 15-20; rest 90 sec (incomplete-ran out of time)

Notes: I have not been sleeping well this week.  I have been getting up around 3am and havn't been getting back to sleep for about 2 hours.  For the last couple of months, I have been sleeping through the night.  I think that the extra work load may be getting to me, but it's something I just have to manage.  I have been feeling very good in training sessions however.  I am really liking this training cycle because it is taking away the "pressure" from building to a heavy single.  Got to the gym, hit a quick warm-up and then got to work.  It is becoming much easier to warm-up for lifting since the movement patterns are being practiced more regularly.  

Snatch felt pretty good today, but the shoulders were a little tired from snatch balance the day prior.  I had another small break-through today in my pull.  I have always been trying to get my torso back, back back to get vertical.  This has always thrown the bar out and caused me to jump back significantly.  As an experiment I thought about dropping forward as I extended up.  Sure enough I was under the bar in a nice catch position.  I carried this on the clean and jerks and smoked 270 (like a biscuit).  Going 207.5/270 was great today, especially after a tough week of training.  

Hit 255 on the pause squat, then decided to roll the dice on 275.  I hit it and was pretty fired up.  When my brain and body are clicking, it seems that I can get out of that hole easily.  When either is fatigued, I am as good as useless.

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