Saturday, March 13, 2010
3836 to go.Snatch Vo2 workout
Wow, my first snatch workout in almost two months. When my back got so bad that I didn't know where to turn I stopped doing yoga AND I stopped snatching. I didn't think the snatch was the culprit but I wasn't going to take any more chances, so I stopped snatching and overstretching.
My back is( knock on wood) better than it has been in months and months and I suspect it was more about the yoga than anything so I decided to add back some snatches into the mix today. I wanted to be conservative as we went into this high volume workout( our Saturday Max Vo2 day) with Tracy, Nick and Meg at Girya so I started with 6 reps per 15 sec work bout and did just 30 sets total. I could have done much more, which was the point. I could have done 7's and another 15-20 sets as well but I know that's not about doing the workout as much as it is surviving it tomorrow.
I finally got to put some snatch numbers back on the snatch race manager website and I now only have 3836 snatches to go to get my 50k done! It's taken longer than I wanted it to but it's finally going in the right direction again.
15:15 16 kg
30 sets of 6(180 reps)
20 sets of 9 swing reps
4 sets of 7
208 snatch reps
Instead of stopping after I knew I had done enough snatches I continued with one arm swings which were, suprsingly, pretty hard after the snatches. I had thought about doing 10 rep sets but 9 seemed smarter.
I finished up with sets of 7 at the end just 'cause :)) My back felt fine and I think it will be tomorrow as well. It's nice to almost feel 'normal' again.
Pushups( I go , you go fashion)
I was doing these too fast the first sets of 8 and my shoulder wasn't staying stable so I slowed it down, dropped the reps and things got back into place.
25 Lb Clubbell Barbarian Press
6 sets of 5 each arm
these were a bit tough after the pushups> haven't done these in awhile either.
great workout.I don't know what fresh hell Tracy was up to in her workout but I know it involved doing numerous sets of max snatches on just one arm before switching. The woman is a Machine!