24th March 2007: Crystal Palace Comp
Weigh in : 84.25Kg! TF?! My scales were showoing 84.4Kg this morning after
my cutting. 85.0Kg last night. Dropped a further 0.6Kg during my sleep.
Sleeping was rough being so dehydrated…woke up at 3:10am and struggled
getting back to sleep.
Going to cut properly next time. Do some low level cv along with keeping my
hurdling up. It was horrible in the sauna and mentally draining to make
weight. But I made weight:)
Picked up the bar, felt light biggrin.gif
40kg x 2reps ; easy
50kg x 1rep ; easy
60kg x 1rep ; bit behind, but saved it
70kg x 1rep ; easy
80kg x 1rep ; easy
90kg x 1rep ; easy
100kg x 1rep ; easy
110kg x 0rep ; didn’t pull, didn’t get under fast, didn’t attack the bar = fail lift
Coach wanted to open less but I’m stubborn and wanted 115Kg to open
Snatch Comp lifts
1: 115Kg PASS slammed, it, easy, felt fast under the bar, decent finish
2: 118 FAIL felt good off the floor, went behind, need to stay more over the
3: 120Kg FAIL felt good off the floor, attacked it well, held on to it a bit
longer then the 118. Went behind, need to stay over the bar more.
Now to forget about the Snatch’s and get my head around to the C&J
Clean and Jerk
50kg x 1rep
70kg x 1rep
85Kg x 1rep
100kg x 1rep
110kg x 1rep
120kg x 1rep
Couldn’t be bothered to do the 130Kg in the warm up.
C&J Comp lifts
1: 137Kg FAIL ; Clean felt easy, Dip and drive of the Jerk wasn’t bad but it
was in front = crash to the floor
Dry heaving in the warm up area, not feeling great.
2: 137Kg FAIL; followed myself, felt tired, Clean felt good, Jerk was closer
and it went behind. Close but not enough…rubbish
Up it to 140Kg to give myself a longer rest, risky, all or nothing here…
3: 140Kg PASS ; huge pressure lift…f0cking 'ave it! Bar didn’t feel too
heavy off the floor, dived under, kind of crushes me (doesn’t look too bad
in the videos), f0ck it I was going to get up no matter what and not let the
bar beat me. Set set set myself for the dip and drive. Give it everything.
Slam the bar up, it locks out easily, it’s in front a bit, it starts to land on me
heavy, back foot really fighting and I feel my knee pinning towards the floor,
fight it and rush, recovered it, fight it again, nearly went behind after twinkle toes
recovery. Not ideal but it got up there and stayed up there. f0cking 'ave
it. I’ll take this and work on it in training smile.gif
Snatch: 115Kg (+2Kg)
C&J: 140Kg (+7Kg)
Total: 255Kg (+12Kg)
I qualified for the English Champs but sadly missed out on the British for
this year. I needed 260Kg.
I’ll be more conservative on the starting weights of the C&J next time but plan on entering on 120Kg on the Snatch
A few training lifts from a month ago.