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Old 07-13-2011, 12:52 AM   #971
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I'd be interested to see how this worked out for you after maybe 2-3 months.

I would guess that your snatch would go up kind of all of a sudden. I don't know why I would guess that. Have a nice vacation.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:12 AM   #972
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I am thinking your snatch is going to go up when you get back from vacation.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:07 PM   #973
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Tomorrow will be the test.

My guess:

First day, no good, totally weak.
Second day, good
Third day, PR.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:28 AM   #974
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Tomorrow will be the test.

My guess:

First day, no good, totally weak.
Second day, good
Third day, PR.
So it is written, so shall it be done!
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:03 PM   #975
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Tomorrow will be the test.

My guess:

First day, no good, totally weak.
Second day, good
Third day, PR.
Slight problem.

Was up in the mountains for 7 days. Cabins, morning activities for the kids, and all meals provided. Spent most of the time playing ping pong and reading, with some biking, walking and tubing in the river (including some gnarly tube pushes up the rapids -- hot new workout).

I did strict IF; and took advantage of all meals being provided including an ample salad bar by eating pretty strict "slow carb": greens, eggs, lean meats and beans only. Ate a lot, was full most of the time, but....

Came back at 180#. Some of that's glycogen, and I'm definitely leaner on the visuals, but some of that's real lean mass as well.... I caliper out at 11.5% BF; might even be true.

Today:
sn: up to 125#
c&j: up to 150# (ugly pressout)
bs: up to 225#, lost 235# over the front. Not recommended.

Felt weak -- don't know if that was in the head, knowing the weight loss, or what.

Metrics:
180.2#, ab+thigh: 29mm, 11.5% BF
Averages: sn: 125#, j: 150#, weight: 180.2#, lean mass: 159.5#
(average are today's values only)
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:56 PM   #976
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Was frustrated by the noon session. I carbed up like crazy, and wanted to try squats again this afternoon. Decided to warm up with hang power snatches:

hpsn: up to 115#
If you are thinking: "wait, he can do power snatches from the hang with 115#, why can he only do full snatches with 125#", you are not alone.
bs: up to 235#.

Failed at 245#, the right way, this time. Sucks to be small.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:35 AM   #977
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Wait a second, you lost a back squat off the front? That must have gotten the heart rate going.

Think it may be a flexibility thing at the bottom of the snatch that holds the weight back?
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:46 AM   #978
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Wait a second, you lost a back squat off the front? That must have gotten the heart rate going.
Yep. I GM'ed the weight off the bottom, and couldn't finish. Nearly took my head off -- good thing the weight was light.


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Think it may be a flexibility thing at the bottom of the snatch that holds the weight back?
It's definitely a first-pull issue. I don't think it's flexibility.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:54 AM   #979
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I have seen that happen and it was ugly... Hope you are ok.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:16 PM   #980
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I have seen that happen and it was ugly... Hope you are ok.
Thanks -- not even a bruise.

Thursday:
sn: feeling strong - up to 130#, tried at 135# -- pulled it high enough but didn't get under it.
j: up to 155#
fs: up to 205#, tried at 225# but no go.

Metrics:
182#, 30mm ab+thigh
averages: sn: 127.5, j: 152.5, bw: 181.1, lean mass: 160
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