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A mixed day
Topic: A mixed day (Read 326 times)
A mixed day
Apr 03, 2010, 05:01 AM »
well what a day, with a disappointment matched with the smashing of a personal record. I'd like to point out that I actually broke the PR after the bombing out.
What went wrong? I'll you. IT was with my snatch. I warmed up & worked up in reps as instructed. However, In this instance I wasn't even able to meet my previous 1RM of 50kg. I was shattered. Really upset. My coach & the other lifters explained how it looked more of a lack of confidence with getting under such a load & not about dealing with the weight, in terms of holding it & standing up. I was able to get the bar at the right height, just not able to hold it in straight arms. I had 3 attempts at 50, all three try's were unsuccesful.
I should also note that I was using a smooth as silk, no curling bar, which probably effected my lift, not massivly, but enough to make me miss my lifts.
When doing my max out for the C&J, I was using the smooth bar, when I got super heavy, one of the senior lifters told me I was possibly struggling with working out where to hold the bar & lack of grain, so they fished out a decent bar for me to use. Once I was using a 'standard' bar', I could see clearly where I had to hold the bar, both when pulling & jerking.
Anyway, when I did my current record of 62.5, everybody cheered & told me how deep my jerk was & that they thought I could do 65!! So I loaded the bar up, took some rest, watched a few of the other lifters max out (a girl did 120kg squat at a bw of 84). I walked up to the bar, got into position, took a few deep breaths. Cleaned the bar onto my chest like I needed to. Stood up straight like my life depended on it. Dip'd & drove 65kg. A personal best. No press out.
I"m starting to get excited about the comp on the 17th. Nobody expects great things from me, in terms of me being new to the sport. So I don't have anything to lose & everything to gain.
My coach was saying today that the new program will have a lot more heavier movements (lower reps), so i can get the confidence to get under a heavy load fast. Which is contray to the last one, which had me working out between 65 & 85%. I requested that I work between 75 & 95.
A mixed day
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