"And in those simple beautiful movements I remembered what was really important in training; that consistency trumps intensity; all the time. That intensity is born from consistency. That one cannot force it, one has to lay in wait for it, patiently, instinctively, calmly and be ready to grab it when Grace lays it down in front of you."
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Snatches and presses; the new Saturday Schedule.
Wasn't sure about anything today other than 24 kg snatches were going to be done first. After that it was a tossup. Want to get on the new schedule that has Tracy and I endurance snatching on Tuesdays and me pressing with Nick on Saturday morning. I had already pressed this week but didn't want to go from last Tuesday to next Saturday without press so I hoped I could sneak in a bit of double work without destroying my shoulders.
It turned out better than expected and both the snatches and presses were strong and easy.
Almost got my full hour stretchout in this morning but some distractions from a student in Tracy's class that was having some physical issues took some attention and I wasn't quite where I wanted to be in the sequence but oh well. At least I felt good and nothing was screaming at me.
16 kg x5/5 x2
20 kg x5/5
24 kg x10/10 x 5 sets
These were some of the best snatches I have done with the 24kg! Strength and power were fine, wind was solid and mechanics felt great. hands too, no stress at all. Just a bit muscularly fatigued from the weeks work but no worries. Could have done more sets but didn't want to be greedy.
Two KB Military press
16 kg x5
24 kg x 5 x 4 sets
this was a shock. how easy it was. And, as suspected, the cleans are the hardest part for me and only having to do one rep was nice. the presses felt very strong. Everything feels strong.
and Nick just KILLED IT, getting a solid set of 5 with double 32's the first time ever doing a double kb press and maybe having done single bell presses 2 or 3 times ever! Well done man, you killed it. Strong is strong,
4 sets of 4
wow, these were super easy as well and ALL the reps went chin above and almost to throat from the first rep. NICE! Shoulder extension was much better at the top too.
5 sets of 6-8 reps. nice finisher.Let the new schedule begin!