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Old 04-03-2012, 06:19 AM   #61
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thanks mark. i'm 25 as of last month; i sure hope that's not considered old!
25 IS pretty old (I'm 24. :P)

Awesome work mate, and props for going for a different style of training as your main focus, can't wait to see how it progresses.
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25 IS pretty old (I'm 24. :P)

Awesome work mate, and props for going for a different style of training as your main focus, can't wait to see how it progresses.
OH NO!!!


thanks hazz!
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20 JAN 12 at 200 (90) BW - 385/275/405 (175/125/184) SQ/B/D

29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW - 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ
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Default Session 4: Greasing the groove and getting a little rest.

Session A

Technique training/Warm-up
Some bodyweight front squats, limb rotations, snatches and C&Js with a bar only.

Snatch 1
95 x 3
95 x 2
95 x 2
95 x 1

Clean and Jerk (Split) 2
135 x 1

Clean 3
135 x 2
135 x 2

Conditioning/Cool-down 4
Jump-Rope and some spinal decompression stuff.


1) Snatch: Lockout felt weak.

2) Clean and Jerk (Split): Lockout felt weak.

3) Clean: Here, I switched from the C&J to the Clean to avoid the lockout during the Jerk.

4) Conditioning/Cool-down: Same old.

I got in the gym and realized after a few lifts that my lockout was feeling weak and shaky. I decided it was better to “know when to fold ‘em,” so to speak. I performed a few sets of the main lifts, hit the jump-rope for a bit, and then called it an evening; just to grease the groove. We’ll see how it goes tonight!
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20 JAN 12 at 200 (90) BW - 385/275/405 (175/125/184) SQ/B/D

29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW - 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ

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Old 04-03-2012, 07:36 AM   #64
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That's about what I was using on snatches. Hard lift. Don't hesitate to dial it down 10 pounds or so on days if you feel weak or shaky. That strength will come.

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thanks J, can never be too careful when you're trying to learn without a coach!
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29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW - 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ
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That's about what I was using on snatches. Hard lift. Don't hesitate to dial it down 10 pounds or so on days if you feel weak or shaky. That strength will come.

Good luck tonight Tank.
thanks steve, i'm anxious for a good session.
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I agree with JB , you have to know when to call it and it seems you were right.

Good session coming uo tonight methinks
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I agree with JB , you have to know when to call it and it seems you were right.

Good session coming uo tonight methinks
Thanks mark! I did get in there and get some good work done tonight.



My technique on both the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk are my number one priority right now, so I've decided to drop all the other lifts until I really nail it down. I don't want anything at all to interfere with perfecting my form. That being said, I got some really great reps in tonight on both.

Snatch
95 x 2 x 8

Clean and Jerk
115 x 2 x 5

Finished up with some jump-rope.

Something else I may start doing is on alternating days performing more reps of one lift than the other; for example, on Session A do 8 sets of Snatch and 5 sets of C&J, then Session B 5 sets of Snatch and 8 sets of C&J.
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20 JAN 12 at 200 (90) BW - 385/275/405 (175/125/184) SQ/B/D

29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW - 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ

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Good work mate. Go hard when you can and ease off when it ain't happening. A recipe for success.
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