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Old 12-27-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
Vythand Alagappan
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Join Date: May 2013
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Default Day 2: Leave your ego at the door.

Bodyweight was 143 this morning.

Muscle Snatch - 3x3
65x3x3 Warmed up by doing the same thing as yesterday.

Mid-Hang Snatch - 70% x 2 x 5
This was frustrating. Definitely not a good day for the ego. I was supposed to do 110 for all of these sets. I started at 95x2 and that was easy so I went to 105x2, got the first and failed the second. I did a set at 100x2 and hit it. Went back up to 105x2 and the same thing happened as before. So I went back down to 100x2 and hit two sets there. Went back up to 105x2 and finally hit both. Tried to get 105x2 again and failed both reps. Went down to 100 and failed there too so I decided to stop.
Summary: 95x2, 105x2(f2nd), 100x2, 105x2(f2nd),100x2x2,105x2,105x2f, 100x2f

Power Clean + Power Jerk - 75% x 1+1 x 5
105x1+1, 115x1+1, 125x1+1, 135x1+1x2, 125x1+1x3
Notes: The reason I initially started bouncing around between programs and became inconsistent is because I was having pain in my right shoulder. I finally discovered recently that I was letting my shoulder go a little soft at the top of the jerk which caused it to internally rotate and cause a lot of pain. Since then I've been working on keeping my shoulders more active and focusing on externally rotating at the top. On the second set at 135 I felt a little bit of pain and knew it was because of the same issue so I went down to 125 and finished out the rest of my sets there.

Front Squat - 90% x 1, 75% x 2 x 3
135x5 (after this set I didn't think I'd be able to hit everything that I was supposed to today), 155x3, 170x2, 190x1, 160x2x3
Notes: I hit everything (surprisingly) but I think I still had about 1 inch that I could have gone at the bottom. I realized that on the back off sets and that actually made it easier to get out of the bottom, so from now on I'm going to make sure that I bottom out every squat and just reduce the weight if I think I can't hit it with full range. So yes, I hit 190 but since I didn't go as far I could/should have gone I'm not counting that lift as a make. I'm mainly writing that as a note so that I know to just leave my ego at the door next time.

Overall this session was okay as far as my lifts went. The hang snatches were definitely frustrating, but these are the types of days that force you to grow stronger mentally so it was still a pretty successful day.

Diet was slightly better today, I definitely forced myself to eat more, however I think I'm going to start weighing and measuring to ensure that I eat enough. Sleep was pretty broken up last night, it's hard to get on the 10-6 schedule after being so used to sleeping later.
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