Walking to my car after work this evening, I felt light in my step and like my head was a little higher. It’s been a tough past week for me, so I was surprised that, despite all the crap I’ve been dealing with, I can still walk with confidence and keep a smile on my face with little effort.
I’m sure it has to do with supportive friends and family, but I think another key component for me has been my time at the gym. I can go there and the rest of the world fades away. It’s just me and the WOD or that barbell. Nothing else matters.
This past week I’ve also made some fantastic progress, so walking away from the gym, that feeling of accomplishment follows me. It lingers and helps guard against all the negative. Don’t get me wrong — the negative’s still there, but it doesn’t affect me as much.
Drop Snatch 3×3 add drive 1×4 –> 45/45/50, 55/65/75/80
Hang Power Snatch + OHS 1+3×4 –> 50/55/60/65
Jerk Recovery 3×4 –> 55/65/70/70
Jerk BN 1×5 –> 70/75/75/85/95
I did a behind-the-neck jerk at 95# — first time I EVER put 95# over my head. EVER.
3 rounds: 800m run / 15 Clean & Jerk
Completed 2 rounds + ½ run in 20 min @ 65#
Hip Power Snatch + Snatch Grip Push Press BN + OHS 3+3+3×4 –> 45/50/55/55
Snatch off blocks 2×4, 1×4 –> 55/55/55/55, 60,60,60,60
Clean Jerk 2×3, 1×4 –> 60/65/70, 75/75/80/85
Back Squat 80% 3×5 –> 120/120/120/120/120
On Wednesday, it was the jerk again, but this time from the front rack, where I made a PR of 85#.
Skillwork –> Hang Snatch progression / Turkish Getups
3 rounds: 5 DB Turkish Getups (R) / 5 DB Power Snatch (R) / 5 DB Turkish Getups (L) / 5 DB Power Snatch (L)
Time: 12:37 @ 20#
Hip Clean + Front Squat 1+3×4 –> 55/65/75/85
Clean off Blocks 2×3, 1×4 –> 85/95/95. 95/90/95/100/100 (extra)
Jerk Recovery 3×4 –> 55/60/60/65
Thrusters by Feel 3×5 –> 75/75/80/80/85
Today it was the cleans and thrusters were I felt really proud. I’ve only tried 100# once before with cleans, and it was a single from the floor. A single off the blocks? I don’t think 100# is my max anymore. Plus, I don’t have a record of it, but 3 85# thrusters is damn good for me. It shows my overhead strength is improving.
Zach posted another training video, and it shows me a few times. Check it out: