Monday, June 10, 2013

Snatch Practice

You never know when you are going to have a good workout and when you are just going to hang in and survive to train another day. And usually, I have found, that the days I do everything "right" are the hardest ones.

I got plenty of sleep yesterday, was hydrated, well fed, relaxed, got a full stretchout, etc. etc. etc. and was fine when I got up but sometime mid morning felt like I had been run over by a truck again! Like the barometric pressure dropped into the abyss. No such like. I was just run over by some severe ass DOMS from all the heavy bells I've been playing with.

I also have been trying to figure out where to put the health snatches and the presses as my shoulders can only take so much. So I decided to do just the health snatches today first. Not a good idea. TOO much of the press motion, even in the negative with little resistance doesn't seem to like my shoulders so I switched to ballistic snatches after five sets and these felt better, although rough. Haven't done many lately

Health Snatch
16 kg x 5/5 x 2
20 kg x 5/5
         x 6/6
         x 7/7
         x 8/8

Ballistic Snatches
20 kg x 9/9
          x 10/10 x 3

better but still achy and sore. and  I haven't done anything. Oh well,just chalk this one up to practice.

KB Press
20 kg x 1/1
24 kg x 1/1 x 5

Felt guilty about doing so little so I tried some presses and they went great! Actually warmed up and they were more speed presses than anything. Excellent!
But I didn't want to tempt fate anymore than I had so I called it

Belt squats
40  kg x 20 x 4 sets

ack. just tired.

Back Press
4 sets of 10




Joe Sarti said...

I love that end piece quote. Glad your listening skills are as sharp as ever. I would say wise decision ;) and solid day.

Mark Reifkind said...

love the end piece too. the body is always telling me what to do, what direction to go in; it's just sometimes I don't hear it exactly as stated and the body smacks me a little harder so my english comprehension gets better:)

and, to top it off, for no damn good reason, I woke up feeling the best I have in MONTHS this morning.
Least shoulder pain/ache in eons!

I think it's because I decided to change some things my body has been trying to tell me to change and I finally listened so it stopped "tapping" me,:)