Sunday, June 30, 2013
HRV: 1021 (-1/green)
A. Power Clean and Paused Jerk: 10x1+1; rest 2-3min (65-85%)
B. Front Squat: 3x5; rest 2min (215)
Notes: Felt lethargic warming up for my power cleans. Pull was slow and my legs were tired from yesterday's training. On the other hand, jerks felt amazing. I am really generating a lot of power from my lower body and gaining confidence in using the lower body to drive and the upper body to lock out. Built to 250 today and stayed there as I wanted to perfect technique and not get sloppy. I think 265 might be max legit power clean. From there it would either be a ninja power clean or I would have to start squatting under it. Legs were smoked from yesterday so I stuck with a lighter weight and lower sets for front squats.
Went on to the short tester and I was a little nervous going in. I was concerned that the high turnover on the deadlifts would cause my heart rate to shoot through the roof. Little did I know that the overextending in the HSPU would be my downfall. During the set of 12 HSPU my midline got sloppy and I felt my lower back locking up. I just gritted my teeth and churned away. All I was really concerned about this workout going in was pushing the pedal down as hard as I could for as long as I could. I accomplished that but I have to be smarter on things like HSPU and not get caught in positions that will cost me. Very happy with how the deadlifts felt.