Even with the best laid plans, when you feel in a rush, the potential for being less than 100% can be at risk. Maybe this morning was 100%, which is fine, but I do think I could have done better.
First set, 14kg 6 min (3/3) "easy pace". Rep count was 33/32. Slower than 12rpm which is pretty "easy"! Too easy, but I think I was just feeling the pressure of getting the sets done and also I was a bit nervous about the snatch set I knew was coming.
I don't know why, but there seems to be a world of difference between the 14kg and the 16kg. I'm still playing with some techniques. Watching the last 3 minutes on my L I remember taking my time on the first dip, making sure I felt all of both feet square before coming up on my toes. Then I thought, hmnn, I don't think this part of the jerk os supposed to be slow and deliberate, it should be explosive. So I tried loading and getting up on my toes faster. Still trying this and that, I guess waiting for that "ah-ha" moment...or should I say another ah-ha moment? There are plenty of things I've figured out recently and I'm grateful for the small breakthroughs I have had.
Onto the infamous snatch set....ouch, ready? I wasn't! 8 min 16kg snatch 22rpm. I knew last weeks 6 min 22 rpm was good and tough, and now looking at this one I probably should have tried a 7 minute set. Man, what you sacrifice in reps when you speed things up!
Of course I wanted to at least complete 66 reps in each of the first three minutes, but that was not to be! Close on my L, but boy, did I crash on my R side just before 3 min. I was desperately wanting to complete the 66 and on rep 63 that bell almost ripped out of my hand. I had to regrip, but by that time I was done. I eeked out a few more reps, having to swing it at least one more time, but let me tell you, it was the longest 4th minute in a while! I thought about abandoning the set, but na! Just couldn't do it...close though.
This is the description I wrote on the Youtube video;
I called it a morning, hopped in the shower, threw some clothes in a backpack, some lunch together and the computer in my bag. right now I'm over Nebraska somewhere and the next post I write will NOT be about kettlebell training....unless it's a 10 x 10! Which I NEED to post soon...in fact let me see if I can find one.....hang on!