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  • Snatch - heavy single
  • Clean & jerk - heavy single
  • Back squat - heavy single
  • Ab work of choice

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MB 1 | 2008-08-22
Was a little off my PRs in all the lifts today. Snatch - heavy single (65kg) Clean & jerk - heavy single (84kg) Back squat - heavy single (114kg) Ab work of choice 2 x 15 v-ups Front plank max time (2:00)
KCFB4 2 | 2008-08-23
Snatch - 68kg C&J - 100kg BS - 130kg 3x15 hanging leg raise
kent 3 | 2008-08-23
snatch 185lbs c&j 225 squat 325
tommi k 4 | 2008-08-23
snatch 78.5kg c&j 116kg back squat 150kg
Jesse Woody 5 | 2008-08-23
Snatch- 170# C&J- 215# (very sloppy jerk) Squat- 300# Standing band crunches x 3 x 10 Standing Ab Wheel to wall x 3 x 5 Off my pr's on the c&j and squat (225# pr c&j, 325#pr bs), but I messed up my schedule last week and ended up squatting somewhat heavy on Thursday which left me VERY sore today. I'll try to keep with the schedule better next week and see how I do!
Michael Cooley 6 | 2008-08-23
What's the recommendation for someone who only has time/ability to train 3x/week? I've been training and competing for some time, so technique work for me is less important than continued improvements in strength. Presumably, the 3 heavy workouts (Mon, Wed and Sat) are the foundation of the WOD microcycle. Would I simply take those three workouts each week as written, or try to incorporate some or all of the Tues/Thurs work into them as well? Thoughts? Thanks in advance, mpc
JD 7 | 2008-08-23
Snatch - 90kg Clean & jerk - 115kg Back squat - 155kg Ab wheel
ken c 8 | 2008-08-23
43/6'1"/187 snatch: 175 pr clean and jerk: 240 pr back squat: 345 amrap in 1 min. 225 back squat: 18 ab work: 2 ghd sit ups (i was tired) very close to getting 180 snatch. just didn't finish the pull and then got tired.
Eric Brandom 9 | 2008-08-23
M/23/6'1"/180 Snatch 82.5kg (-5) Clean and Jerk 100 (-10) Back Squat 345 (-10) Considering I did this only a couple of hours after the main site wod, i'm not to displeased.
peter haas 10 | 2008-08-23
snatch - 205lbs C&J - 215lbs BS -315lbs Clean has been feeling off, so I stayed light and worked technique. Everything else felt good.
Jason Ackerman 11 | 2008-08-23
Snatcch wasn't there today, hit 135, shoulders are a bit fatigued after a long week. PR on the C&J - 190lbs. Would not be hitting this weight without the seminar in Boston. Skipped out on the BS, body needed some rest.
Greg Everett 12 | 2008-08-23
Michael - Yes - Mon, Wed and Sat workouts will be the ones you want for the most part - although you may want to throw in any snatch balance, OHS, rack jerks and the like that appear on Tues/Thurs.
carl 13 | 2008-08-23
snatch - 145lbs... up by 25lbs C&J - 175... PR as well BS - 185... hit a wall while on this.
Jody Woodland 14 | 2008-08-23
M/45/6'/240 SN - 70k (PB 5k) CJ - 90k (PB 2.5k) BS - 365# (PB but haven't tested it in singles before) SN and CJ were both power versions, not solid enough on form yet for full versions.
Matt Dyson 15 | 2008-08-24
Snatch - 95# focusing on technique and speed before adding load Clean and Jerk - 135# Back squat - 275# Ab work of choice: Abmat sit ups and flutter kicks from Thursday. A couple of questions: 1. for the split jerk I have a bad habit of locking out the rear leg under load. With no load or PVC the rear knee stays bent. Any drills I can do to prevent this? 2. Is the back squat high bar and to full depth? (I am assuming it is and just want to know that am doing it correctly) Cheers Matt
Greg Everett 16 | 2008-08-24
Matt - 1. try tall split jerks - start with the bar pressed to forehead level and just drive down under it into the split. That should help you focus on the back knee. You can also throw in a few reps of the basic split footwork drill right before each jerk.2. Yes.
Richard Thomas 17 | 2008-08-25
(Snatch and C&J only) Snatch: 65kg (93%) Clean & Jerk: 80kg (89%)
Matt Wichlinski 18 | 2008-08-25
snatch 235 C n J 305 missed 315 jerk after good clean BS 435 a little off pr abs 30 ghd situps
Mike Donnelly 19 | 2008-08-25
Sn: 65 C&J: 145 Lots of fear under the bar. Cut things short after a longer, harder workout yesterday
Tarun Suri 20 | 2008-08-25
Sn: PVC pipe #13 CnJ: 85 BS: New PR! 205 (+20) Abs: 60secs. quality lever second progression These movements are ridiculously hard for me. I was not able to snatch the 45 bar. Should clean form be emphasised to learn the snatch movement. I'm doing everything right until I get into the jumping position then the bar flies out ahead and there is too much momentum to stop it when it gets overhead, also, I simply cannot drop under the bar properly. Half the time I keep forgetting and it becomes a muscle snatch. Cleans were difficult too. Biggest problem is being able to get under the bar quickly. I feel as though I receive the bar on my shoulders then drop, which is quite useless.
Greg Everett 21 | 2008-08-25
Tarun - Make sure you're turning your elbows to point to the sides and pulling the bar into your body with your lats as you snatch - don't let the bar swing foward. Sounds like you're probably banging it off your hips - can you post a link to some video?
Jason Boag 22 | 2008-08-25
SN: 155lbs CJ: 215lbs PR BS: 275lbs AB: Digest bbq ribs, brisket, cole slaw, beer.
MAWL 23 | 2008-08-30
Sn: 95 felt terrible - bumpers on order, hopefully that helps confidence CJ: 175 - not explosive enough BS: 275 4x12 ring push-ups
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