Friday, January 16, 2009

Working the lifts

Thursday January 15, 2009

Morning Kettlebell min session:

32kg x 2 x 10/10 One-hand swing
32kg x 1 x 5/3 Jerk

Evening Oly Session:

Z-Health: Neural Warm-up Level 2 (Dynamic Joint Mobility Drills)

Snatch (kg)
40 x 1 x 3
45 x 1 x 3
50 x 2 x 2
56 x 2 x 2
50 x 3 x 2

C&J (kg)
50 x 1 x 2
60 x 1 x 2
70 x 1 x 2
75 x 1 x 2
80 x 2 x 1
85 x 2 x 1 clean only
90 x 3 x 1 clean misses

BW x 3 x 3 Glute Ham Raise

Tonight I just couldn't drop under anything heavy. On the plus my snatch and clean dead-lift portion of the lifts are getting more solid.

Total Volume: 5900 lbs


Colin said...

I imagine that out of all the exercises the barbell c&j and snatch are the ones that play most on your mind regarding personal safety.

It takes balls to do this type of training when you start getting right up against your level and I should think that it is only natural that ocassionally you just want to stay within a range that you know is safe.

Keep banging away at it and you will get it. It sounds like you are in very good hands.

I have been very impressed with the progress I've read about since first looking at your blog. You and Martin both seem to have really kicked it up a gear and it is very inspiring for me.

Franklin said...


Thanks for the excellent advice. I will keep banging away at this as I know I have the strength to get better .. these lifts are extremely technical and take time.