Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Clean and Jerks

 When I saw this yesterday I was excited.  This movement is one that I really need to get better at both technically and strength wise.  I  hadn't really tested myself with a clean & jerk since 11-09-09 at the CFNE Team challenge.  That was 205.  Mentally I have a better idea of how to do the lift which is a big part of success.  I thought that 10 reps wouldn't be that bad, but it was a good volume for a heavy weight.  I had planned on doing 185lbs but when I got to the gym John told me to go with 205lbs.  

Skill/Strength: Power Clean + Jerk 10 x 1 (10 sets of 1-same weight)
135, 165, 185, 205, 205, 205, 205(F), 205(F), 205, 205, 205, 205, 205, 205 (8 out 11 @205)

When I failed on set 4 - 10 sets seemed like a huge number.  Even though my clean form wasn't great 205 was fairly easy.   My jerk was where I was failing.  I was able to narrow the issue down to too big of a knee bend versus  a bend at the hip.  When I bend at the knee on the drive the bar is too far out in front of me.   The good news is that I feel much more confident that I can do more than 205lbs.  Progress.....

Pulling Way to Early

 Power and I did a Tabata Situp WOD  8 rounds of 20 on/ 10 off
18, 16, 15, 15, 14, 13, 13, 14

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