Thanks for the info Arden. I go to a private school in Missouri right now, so there probably isn't much lumberjacking around here. However, I'm originally from Minnesota, and I remember going to a few shows as a kid - they were always a lot of fun. After one I decided to go down and chop down a giant tree with my puny kid-sized axe. It took about 6 hours, but it was a lot of fun :D. When I go back for the summer I might see if there are some people in my area who could give me an introduction on some of the equipment.
Sjaak, Thank you so much for you comments. I'll take more time between my reps. I'm normally rushed to get to work, so I tend to over do it a bit. But from now on, on the top sets, I'm going to be more deliberate. Great advice. I'll also put some marks on the floor and see where I end up from rep to rep. That's a great idea that I've thought of doing, but have forgotten. I'll throw a sharpy in my gym bag tonight so I can do it at tomorrow's session. I'm doing more cleans tomorrow. I did snatches today. I'll also work harder on getting taller and keeping the bar closer throughout the movement. I noticed today with my snatches that I was drifing a bit and cutting the pull short. I'll get it up loaded tonight. It was another brutallly fun session. On the deadlifts, I alternate between sumo and conventional pulls from week to week - they are always on Day 6 of my program. I do snatch pulls on day 1, clean pulls on day 2, and RDL's on day 4. The RDL's are done with my clean pulling position. I know it's a lot of pulling, but it's working really well for me and I'm blessed in that I'm a very natural deadlifter/puller - given my build (long arms, short legs, long thick torso).thanks again for all your input. It means a lot to me.All the best, Arden
Second is some overhead squats after having performed snatches, snatch grip push press, squats, snatch grip pulls - yeah baby....the tank was empty and I was feeling seriously enlightened.
Hi Arden, from 11.19 workout: Good squatting and pre-stretch before you lift. Work to pre-lift squat fully with heels on the floor. Your hang snatches were great; you had the bar on the thighs up to the groin, can't get it closer than that. The last set of snatch misses: if you had paused between reps you would've made them after the first miss. Keep in mind to have free falling space in front and behind you without sharp edges.QuoteSecond is some overhead squats after having performed snatches, snatch grip push press, squats, snatch grip pulls - yeah baby....the tank was empty and I was feeling seriously enlightened.For simplification and time efficiency, you could do your overhead squats after a full snatch from the floor.Enlightenment: The new motor-learning doing the quick lifts will leave you exhausted at first. Great Job!Sjaak
Cool workouts Arden! And a great home gym, I'm very envious. About the eating, it's a bummer if it messes up a workout. 3 hours at least between a meal and a workout works best for me. Keep up the good work and practice.Sjaak
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