Push Press, Snatch, and Clean

Didn’t post yesterday, I went to open gym and then spent the rest of the day hanging out with Niko, eating, shopping, and napping.  But I’m back at it today…and will be until…um…tomorrow…as I leave for vacation on Wednesday early morning.

At open gym, I worked on kipping, pull-ups, cleans, and snatches.  I watched my friend Katie do cleans.  She has the most beautiful cleans.  I need to get faster elbows…much faster.  I just need to do it over and over again until it’s ingrained in my head.  After my PR on Saturday, I couldn’t get back up to 120#. I really think a lot of it is psychological.  I went for a PR for my snatch and succeeded!  90#!  Very exciting!  The only disconcerting thing is when I went down for my clean and bent my right knee, I got a sharp pain in it 😦  I still feel it a bit today when I bend my knee and put weight on it at the same time.  It doesn’t bother me when I run or do regular squats.

Today’s workout at Craic (Monday) was 5×5 push press – same weight each time.  I worked with Leila and Karen.  I went with 75# for the set and wanted to see how much I could push myself post-set.  So after the WoD, I did:

  • 80# x 5
  • 85# x 5
  • 95# x 3
  • 100# x 1 (failed at first attempt)

I really wanted to see what my 1RM was and try to get up to 100#.  I was really happy, although I think I strained a muscle in my neck.  I don’t think it’s entirely associated with the push press.  It’s the same shoulder that I used to carry my heavy ass laptop bag around Cologne and also at the airport.  It weighed a good 20 pounds at least.

So, three days, three PRs.  Blam!


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