Saturday, July 20, 2013

Training: 7/20/2013

HRV: 101 (-/green)
HR: 51

A. Snatch: Build to Max (205)
B. Clean and Jerk: Build to Max (275)
C. Front Squat: Build to Max (295)

Notes: Had some pre-contest anxiety last night and it was tough getting to sleep.  I was just fired up for today's lifting and testing and I couldn't really relax.  Fell asleep around 11:30ish and then woke up at 3:30 before falling back to sleep around 5am.  Woke up at 7am and had breakfast.  I was feeling a little exhausted but this is a lot of sleep for me before a "competition" like situation.

Got to the gym and warmed up for about 30 minutes before hitting the snatches.  Worked up feeling good and no misses.  Couldn't hit 220.  Just didn't have enough pull today.  Came close but just wasn't there.  

Moved onto clean and jerks.  I knew my CNS wasn't there when I cleaned 275 and it felt really heavy.  Tried 290 twice but it wasn't there.  Moved onto front squat and it wasn't surprising that 295 was my max.  Just didn't have the brain to grind today.

Overall I am little disappointed that I wasn't able to hit any PRs after the cycle that I have gone through, but I think my peak might have been last week after getting sick and taking a couple of days off.  I felt much sharper last week after doing clean and jerks and front squats the Friday before.  Maybe that would be a better pre-testing workout than the EMOM work.  

On the flip side, I have seen much more consistency in both olympic lifts.  I rarely miss anything below 195lbs. and I am consistently able to clean 275lbs..  On another weekend I might have more, just not today. 

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