2010-11-15 Week 1 Day 5 *Power Snatch PR*
Well rested, felt good and overall the training felt great! The snatch today was a clear indicator; for each set of 64kg, the first rep was a power snatch. I remember way back in March of this year, I could barely snatch 115lbs (approx 52kg) and had real problems with 135lbs (61kg). Now it's just a matter of getting aggressive to really drive it up there. For each power snatch, as recommended by the seminar, I caught it high then immediately reversed downward for the squat to simulate the squatting part and ensure I don't abruptly stop myself from sinking as low as I need to on receipt.
Squats were gravy with the new setup cues I used - I'll see how it goes on Friday before I state anything prematurely. The clean DL was fine. The push pressing was good, and got better as the sets went on. The pull-ups were marvelous on the first set, then took a dive for set 2 and 3, but I just chalk it up to being tired after an 8 repper.
I left the gym feeling way better physically than I came in. That's a great sign! And no shoulder pain either!!
60kgx1r <-- Power snatch
64kgx3sx2r <-- 1st rep of each set Power Snatch PR
Clean Deadlift (115%)
Push Press (80%)
8 (last 2 hip kips),3,4