High Pulls, Box Jumps, and Zercher Carries
Box jumps are going pretty well still. No new PR’s for height, lately but I’m getting pretty comfortable repeatedly jumping onto relatively high boxes from a standstill for reps. I’ve done a 45 inch box for a set of 5 at this point I think and I’ve worked up to 47 inches for one jump. Explosiveness has improved somewhat. Most notable is the subjective difference I feel during my squats. I can feel the increased ability to accelerate the bar. And this makes sense. This is the first time I’ve ever focused this heavily on standing box jumps so a notable improvement in rate of force development should come as no surprise.
High Pulls are starting to feel more comfortable as well. It took a few sessions to get a feel for the technique but I think I’m starting to achieve a nice and powerful full extension for the most part at this point, with good pulling heights up into the high 200’s. Also loving Zercher carries right now. They hurt like hell, but I’ve done them two weeks in a row now. Worked up to 405 last week and then did 425, 455, and 405 this week. 455 was tough! The biggest problem though (other than the fact that I have no more room for plates) is that the weight is starting to compress me so much that the boxes have become too tall for me to lift the bar off of, which is annoying lol. Anyway, deadlifts today. Everything should go swimmingly, I hope.
Box Jump(standing) - (31" x 5)(34" x 5)(37" x 5)(40" x 5)(43"x 5)(45" x 5)(43/45/47)
Snatch grip high pull(135x3)(185x3)(215x3)(235x3)(255x3)(275x3)(295x3)(275x3)(255x3)
Zercher Carry - (235)(285)(335)(385)(425)(455)(405)