Snatch Wednesdays with Glen

No Bread Challenge – Day 17

Glen was the coach today.  Had a little bit of trepidation going into today’s workout.  Was really worried about how my form was going to hold up after the work I’ve been doing.  That turned out to be a big problem today because I couldn’t get out of my head.  I chatted with Jarrod via text the night before and he gave me a good rep scheme to try to stick to.  The workout was the 3 position snatch (hang, high hang, power) 1RM.

I started out doing a few reps of the 3 positions at 65# and then went to 75# and did a few more.  They felt good and seemed like I was getting under it.  I have some troubles with the hang position from a movement perspective, Glen noticed that I’m coming forward, so I tried to be mindful of that while doing them.  Then I did 1 rep each in the following weight scheme: 80#/85#/87.5#.  I tried at 90# and failed twice.  I was in my head too much and I just knew it wasn’t going to happen.  My form seemed to fall apart at 85# and I muscled up most of the snatches.  It was extremely frustrating – not the weight part, but the form part.  I knew when I was doing bad form and just couldn’t correct it.  And the more bad form, the more frustrated I got.   There are just some workouts where I can’t get out of my own head.  Glen had a really good point at the end, when he said that I have to “not want so badly what I want” and that if I use that mentality, it will just come.  I need to remember this.  

This was exactly the case when I got my 1RM clean and jerk during test week.  I went in with a clear head and with no expectations on how the day went.  And then I PR’d 10#.  Blam.

Tomorrow is likely a rest day for me.  Trying to stick with my no more than 4 days on at a time rule.  

Food yesterday

  • bacon, eggs
  • cheeseburger (no bun) with bacon, lettuce, onion, herb aioli and sweet potato fries
  • dark chocolate covered almonds (I know, I know)
  • Kaeli-O-Kookie (effing amazing treat)
  • Half a gud bar
  • Paleo Power Meal – steak and broccolini
  • Coconut Flakes

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