Zach calls us his “special” class.
That’s his tactful way of saying we (the noon Olympic Lifting class) need a lot of work. Last week, I felt like I caused Zach much consternation and exasperation. I don’t like disappointment myself or my coach, so I try REALLY hard.
Do I mess up? You bet. Sometimes I forget. Like on Monday when we did snatch balance and I put my hands in the press position. Zach walked up behind me and quietly said,” sweetheart, we’re doing snatch balance. Is that where you put your hands for the snatch?”
Oh yeah. Duh.
The amazing Carey Kepler was in my class on Monday, and it was really cool to have someone I really admire working hard on the platform next to me, learning at the same time.
We all have things we need to work on. I guess Carey wants to improve her lifting, too. It’s a fantastic reminder to me that we should never stop pushing ourselves — never stop learning.
I am happy that — even though he calls us his “special” class — Zach did say we were much improved Monday. It’s a lot of work in a short amount of time. And I’m always learning.
Front squats 70%x5, 75%x4, 85% 4×4 → 80/85/100
Power Snatch off blocks 4×4 → 35/35/35/55
Snatch Balance 5×4 → 35/35/35/45
Good Mornings 5×3 → 65/65/75