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Old 05-02-2011, 06:13 PM   #21
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Good day today, even though I was pretty tight in my left leg.

Snatch 205# (PR) then backed down to 175# x 3.
C&J 250# (PR) then hit 215# x 3.
Pull-ups + 20# x 8/7/7

Hands are pretty fried.

Took a video of my 175# snatch. Looks a little better than a month or two ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SVN1KbqzoQ
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:41 PM   #22
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Rough day. The doc hasn't worked on my leg for two weeks and I'm in need of a back-off week.

Front Squat 245# x 3 x 5. Pretty tough, but I made it.
Clean Deadlift 265# x 3 x 5. Not so fun after those squats, but not that heavy either.

Skipped snatch push press because I tweeked my shoulder yesterday. It's not too bad but my snatches on thursday mean more to me than my snatch push presses today would have.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:12 PM   #23
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Between the leg and shoulder acting up, my irregular sleep and my general unmotivation for working out forced me to start my back off week a little early. I'm guessing taking one every 3 weeks instead of 4 might be a better idea.

Snatched up to 175# then backed off to 155# x 2. No misses.
C&J'd up to 205# then backed off to 175# x 2.
Pull-ups x 5 x 2.

Experimented a bit with a wider squat stance. Felt like I was able to keep my hips MUCH closer to my center of gravity. All the hamstring stretches I've been doing are starting to make a difference.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:50 PM   #24
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Think I might be getting too aggressive on the stretching. 10 min. per leg per day is quite a bit.

Snatch Balance 135# x 3 x 2
Back Squat 205# x 3 x 2
Snatch Pull 135# x 3 x 2
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:54 PM   #25
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I feel a lot better after taking a weekend off from stretching. Still in the middle of my back off week.

Snatch up to 175# then 145# x 2. Didn't have to use wrist guards for the first time in years! Wrapping them up seemed to work all right.
C&J up to 205# then 175# x 2.
Pull ups x 5 x 2.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:25 PM   #26
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Even though I haven't posted for 2 weeks, I did get in a couple of workouts. (I lost a bet, so I had to do some power lifting, etc.)

I also decided to switch from Everett's beginners lifting program to the intermediate program, so we'll see how that goes.

Snatched 145# x 2 x 3. Really trying to work on shrugging myself down rather than shrugging the weight up. Also focusing on my upper back extension.
Squat 245# x 3 x 5. With my new shoes I'm finding it a little more difficult to keep my weight back on my heels. I'm still only feeling the bounce on the right leg.
Clean Deadlift 275# x 5 x 3. Tough, but solid.
Push Press 165# x 5 x 5. Worked on keeping that upper back extended which seemed to make the exercise much easier.
Pull ups x 9, 7, 6. Pretty easy going.

I'm really having a hard time with my left knee. The chiropractor doesn't seem to be helping like he did before.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:54 AM   #27
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Light workout yesterday. Tried to work on quickness and shrugging down.

Took my time working up to 195# x 2 on snatch. Still getting used to shrugging down. Feels pretty awkward.

Worked up to 235# C&J then FS 245# x 2 x 2. Got a great bounce in those squats.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:23 PM   #28
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Been working through some injuries for the past two weeks.

Hit Snatch 8 doubles at 40. Felt good to finally get SOMETHING overhead.
Worked up to 90 for cleans.
BS 140.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:12 PM   #29
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Felt much better, but still have some ways to go in recovery.

AM: Snatched up to 70 for a few reps.
C&J up to 100, 95, 90. Then FS up to 120.

PM: Snatched up to 70 again, then backed down to hit some high-pull/hang snatches.
C&J up to 100. Felt much easier this time but didn't push it further. Backed down to get some clean doubles.
BS up to 120 for a double.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:34 PM   #30
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Finally started going heavy today after my back injury.

AM Snatch 90 and barely missed 95. CJ up to 100.
PM Snatched 95 for a PR. Mentally fried for CJ, but got 110.
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