I am starting to think that if I’m going to be snatching that I need to do it before our classes start in the afternoon. It takes a lot of concentration for me at these heavier weights and I can’t do it with my headphones in, so inevitably everyone coming to class becomes a distraction. Either that or I need to do it at home in my garage. The problem there is that I need to accumulate more equipment at my house before I have enough to do everything you program and I don’t have a rig or any option for things done on a pull-up bar.
A. Squat Snatch – 4 x 1 @ 92%; rest as needed
This went ok in my mind. I know that 92% is pretty high to expect to make every rep, but I always want to strive to make them all, so when I miss a couple because I lose concentration it’s frustrating. I worked up and made all my lifts through 215. Then at 225 I went Miss-Make-Miss-Miss-Make-Make-Make. Once I locked it in I made them pretty steadily, but getting a solid movement pattern took a few misses. Also, the third miss was behind me and I have been feeling it in my left shoulder ever since then. It’s not injured, but it isn’t happy. Videos of the makes are below.
B. 2″ Deficit Snatch Pull (straps) – 3 x 1; rest 3min (decrease load by 10% from last week)
No trouble here, I did these at 245 and felt great. This is encouraging for matching my PR in the future and surpassing it. Videos below.
C. Snatch Push Press – 3 x 1; rest 3min (build to mod-heavy single)
Pretty simple here, I went with 205 and didn’t have any trouble. Videos below.
Finally, I had a member that challenged me to a max set of muscle-ups. He did 16, so I decided after my lifting I’d give it 1 try. I ended up doing 15, but I think I could do more if I hadn’t worn out my shoulders so bad doing the squat snatches. I’d be interested to try this again soon. Video below.