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Old 11-08-2008, 12:22 PM   #141
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Took a week off, due to business travel. It has been a while since I've taken some time off, so I didn't feel an obsessive need to hit the hotel gym.

Crappy heavy day today. Failed at 59kg snatch, and 75kg c&j, although the latter was close. Did some rowing and some kb snatches for fun.

I've hit close to my goals, but am still 2.5kg short of my goal for both lifts.

If I want to stick to my overall goals, I'd like to hit 62.5 snatch and 77.5 kg c&j by end of November.

My next cycle will be:

Tues: 20/20
Starting weights (in lbs):
sn: 90x1x5, 100x1x5, 105x1x5, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130
c&j: 120x1x5, 130x1x5, 135x1x5, 140, 145, 150, 155, 160

Thurs:
muscle sn + tall sn + sn balance, to heavy single
sn balance: to heavy single, then less 10% for 3 singles
j: 5 heavy singles
bs: 5x3

Friday:
heavy singles, sn, c&j, fs
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:02 PM   #142
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Tuesday: 20/20
sn: started at 42.5, hit 17 lifts, ending at 55
c&j: started at 55, hit 17 lifts, ending at 66 kg

Snatching wore me out, no energy left for cleans, let alone jerks. I forgot how mentally draining this workout is.

The good: I hit my groove in the snatch, and fixed my bottom wobbliness.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:40 PM   #143
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Thurs:
muscle sn + tall sn + sn bal: 20, 30, 40, 42.5, failed at 47.5
sn bal: 52.5, 57.5, 61, 66
ohs: 68 (PR, for what it's worth)
j: 68x1x5
bsq: 88.5x3x5

I've been used to front squatting -- back squatting is a bit of a shock. My wittle wegs are wobbly...
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:43 AM   #144
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Saturday:

sn: warm up then 55x1x3. 1 fail
c&j: warm up then 68x1x3, failed last two jerks. Uggh.
fs: 86x3 (PR triple)

500 m row -- was doing a good pace, then hit a wall at about 1:20-30 and totally fell apart. Finished in an ugly 1:40.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:55 PM   #145
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Tuesday:
20/20
sn: hit 18 lifts, maxing out at 57kg
Felt nice and strong for the snatches, so of course, my body fell apart on the c&j -- hit only 14 lifts before I failed the jerk.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:56 PM   #146
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500 m row -- was doing a good pace, then hit a wall at about 1:20-30 and totally fell apart. Finished in an ugly 1:40.
OK, not so ugly for me -- my PR was 138.9. Sucks to suck.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:53 PM   #147
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20/20
sn: hit 18 lifts, maxing out at 57kg.
In the progress is slow but actually happens category, the last time I did the 20/20 approach (5 months ago), I started out snatch at 30 kg and worked up to 50 kg before I hit failure. This time, I started at 42.5 and ended at 57kg before I hit failure.

Slow and steady is better than nonexistent.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:34 PM   #148
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Thursday:
muscle sn + tall sn + sn bal: up to 95#, failed tall snatch at 105#
sn bal: 115#, 125, 135x1x2, 145
ohs: tried 155, dropped it in the bottom
j: tried 160#, no spring
bsq: 200#x3x5 -- much easier this time.
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:02 PM   #149
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Saturday suckage -- under recovered.

sn: worked up to 57 kg for three fat misses
c&j: worked up to 68 kg, failed jerk twice
fs: tried for 88 kgx3, hit 2, PR of sorts

500m row: 1:38.6, PR by 2 tenths of a second. Stopped rowing a tad too soon, could have gotten one more stroke in. Next time, I'll have a proper PR.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:27 PM   #150
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Sunday:

Hiking in the hills. My son loves when I sprint, to play follow the leader and to be carried, so the first 200 m were spent hopping on one foot, then a mile of sprint/walking up the hill, then normal hill hiking, then son carries up another steep hill, then a race to the bottom.
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