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Old 10-09-2008, 06:53 AM   #564
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October 8, 2008
*15 hour fast*

1. WU
Dot drill
elbow to instep - 4L/R
lateral lunge w/ drop lunge - 6L/R
inverted hamstring backward - 10L/R
reverse lunge w/ lateral flexion - 10L/R

2. Strength
Burgener WU - 45 x 1
power snatch + OHS + Sotts press - 45 x 2(1+1+1), 75 x 2 (1+1+1), 95 x 1
(rest - 1 minute)

3 position snatch - high hang, hang, floor - 95 x 1, 95 x 1, 95 x 1
(rest - 2 minutes)

snatch - 145 x 1 (EASY), 155 x 0 + 0 (the bar was too forward when I caught it on both attempts)
(rest - 2 minutes)

Zercher squat - 155 x 3, 195 x 3, 245 x 2(PR), 245 x 1
(rest - 1.5-2 minutes)

Pendlay row - 145 x 5, 175 x 5, 195 x 5, 205 x 5, 210 x 5
(rest - 1.5 minutes)

decline DB press - 75 x 8, 85 x 7, 85 x 4
alternating DB curl - 30 x 10, 30 x 5(isometric hold), 30 x 3(isometric hold)
(superset with full rest - 0:45)

Pallof press - 60 x 12L/R, 70 x 12L/R, 70 x 12L/R
back extension - hands across chest x 15, hands behind head x 15, hands behind head x 15
(superset with no rest)

Notes:
-Dot drill courtesy of Octobers PM article, felt way better today
-3 pos snatch - These felt a bit awkward and as usual it felt better from the high hang than off the floor, I need to work these in slowly again the last time I snatched heavy that was light technique stuff was March?
-snatch - I'm actually pretty happy I hit 145 and it felt supremely easy, 155 went up but I was catching it a bit to the front so I couldn't hold it
-Zercher squats - I've never actually loaded these up very heavily, I was originally intending on doing back squats but Dave VS's posts about ZXerchers made me want to give it a go. Talk about tough, the 2nd set of 245 was horrible, aimed for 3 did 1.
-Pendlay rows - 210 felt nice today, decided to move up after the 205 set felt easy
-DB curls - the isometric hold was way tougher than just doing straight sets
-Metcon - None today as this workout ran a little longer than most at 1:20 total
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