Back at Lalanne Fitness and this is a testing week for them. They actually had 4 different things scheduled but we were only able to get 3 of them in, and it wasnt like I was worried that we didnt do enough work by any stretch.
The first thing we started out with was Baseline. I thought at first this was just going to be a warm up but nope this was going to be for time. They gave us 5 minutes to get ready and then it was 3,2,1....
Time: 3:42 Happy with this although my row was a bit uneven and I lost a bit of time as I was trying to program my rower to count down when they said go.
Every 3 minutes for 6 rounds
5 ring outs
5 snatches @ 115
Happy with this as 115lbs didnt seem to heavy, and Aaron gave me some good queues.
5x3 Deadlift @80%
This was when the magic occurred. I would say I am not the easiest person to coach as I am very stubborn and its rare that someone can give me a que or explain to me what I am doing wrong in a way that I understand and can do something about. Coach Aaron is always remarkable in that he can spot something and relate it in a way that I can consume and try to address. Today it was about upper back strength. He has noticed that I have good back position until I start my upward movement and then my chest comes forward and I overuse my lower back or lats to get the bar in position. He suggested that I snap a few photos and videos from the side and to think about doing some strength building in that area so I stop collapsing forward.