Grizzly Way 130517 (Having Fun)
I’ve gotten into a couple of conversations lately about having fun. Don’t ask me why but it just came up a lot this week. Most people think of fun as parties and nights out; which certainly have their place, but doesn’t really fit with that I think of as “fun”. To me training is fun, WOD’s are fun, talking about technique and nutrition is fun. This, this blog and coming home everyday with something new to talk about or to learn – that is the kind of fun I want to fill my life with. Maybe that makes me weird, or maybe a slight agoraphobe, so be it. I’ll do what I enjoy.
Power Snatch, blocks 60% x 2, 65% x 2, 2 x 2 @ 70%
105; 115; 125
2 Power Cleans + 1 Jerk 60%, 65%, 70%
155; 170; 185
Snatch Pull 4 x 2 @ 80%
Barbell Row 3 x 5 – heavy
Nothing special about yesterday’s work, really nothing remarkable at all. The volume and weight were tapered down to allow for today to be more productive. I’ll get to today in my next post. The snatch pulls have actually become a really important lift for me because it is one of the only time I’m pulling from the floor and it allows me to focus 100% on bar path without worrying about if I have enough power to complete the lift. You might also notice my conditioning volume is way down – we’ll see if that holds for the whole cycle or if that is largely because of this two week taper we’ve had for today.
I do miss the conditioning at the end of weightlifting sessions – I hope that comes back soon.
More importantly – yesterday was the first day of the 2013 Regionals. There were more than a few interesting trends and surprises. First, the disparity in Jackie times was really interesting especially the fastest times coming from some new names, what I would pay to see is a breakdown of 1k row times and finish times. Next, the overhead squat seems to be challenging people in ways they’ve not prepared for. The amount of athletes missing their opening reps is frankly astonishing. I can’t think of a better word for it. They’ve now had something like 2 weeks to prepare and practice – I would think most of them would know a) how they feel going into that and not to expect to be at 100% and b) that starting with a lower weight and completing their reps is better than no competing for the rest of the weekend. It’s been a crazy weekend like that.