Grizzly Way 130611 (Restocked)
Well that lasted about two days. I like writing posts at night – its a good way to clear my mind for the day and move onto the next one – jumping backwards is only fun in olympic lifts. It’s not the end of the world however, and yesterday got pretty much seared into my mind (or hands) so there’s not much to forget. Before I jump into the workout – I want to talk a bit about this whole carbs for performance thing. Got a question on twitter about Barbell Shrugged Ep. 64 with Paul Nobles. Unfortunately the only real information that the episode gave us was ‘eat more to do more.’ I was a huge carb-o-phobe a few months ago, rarely if ever ate anything whose primary macronutrient was carbohydrate. It’s taken several months since Mike told me to start eating more, especially more carbohydrates, and I approached it hesitantly and much more slowly than probably would’ve been ideal. I started to add rice to dinners, then I added carbs during workouts, and now I’m downing a pint of coconut milk ice cream before bed every night (gluten, soy, dairy free relax); oh and I’m leaning out.
Which brings me to my carbohydrate intake during training. Every training day in a large water bottle goes 3 scoops of Scivation Xtend, 1.5 scoops of 1st Phorm Ignition, 2 scoops of Cytosport Creatine and 2 scoops of AI Sports Beta-Alanine. Truthfully it is the best thing I’ve ever done for my training. So if you’re reading this – thinking adding carbs isn’t for you – you’re wrong.
Clean + 3 Jerks 60%, 70% x 2 sets
Clean + 2 Jerks 80% x 2 sets
Snatch Pull 4 x 3 @ 85%
1 Rope Climb
16 KB Swings (70#)
Don’t ask about that push jerk…I meant to split I really did, but I caught someone’s eyes when I was getting my air and just spazzed it. I hate when there are people in front of me when I’m doing olympic work, it really messes with my focus. Obviously not the greatest problem to have for a competition, but in practice I think I’m allowed a few nit-picky things. The bar path on my clean is improving, but I’m still not reaching that maximal extension on the 2nd pull that I need to in order to really get the bar traveling vertically. There’s still a slight shift forwards in my weight.
The real story for yesterdays training was that metcon. 10 Rounds sucks. 160 KBS at 32kg blows nuts. The only thing worse is grabbing a rope wondering if your forearms/hands will hold out until you get back down to the ground. Luckily I survived, but I woke up in the middle of the night last night and couldn’t make a fist…and found an awful lot of matted down tissue in my forearms this morning. Love getting shoved off my comfort zone cliff and into the sea of uncomfortable suck. A workout that long left me legitimately comatose and unable to move for about 10 minutes, which sounds awful and unhealthy, but every once and awhile it’s kind of nice to just get put to the floor. It’s humbling.