Been awhile Coach. Hope you’re doing well.
To the point.
I was supposed to do a meet May 21, but it was wait listed so I did a mock meet on my own.
Summary since last post:
Snatch: increased 15lbs in about 3 months
Clean & Jerk: increased 30lbs in about 3 months
Bodyweight: 154.6#; increase of 7# in about 3 months
165# - Good lift; PR
175#- So-so lift, could have been better; PR
180#- Didn’t commit and I had it. It’s there though.
Clean & Jerk:
195#- Previous PR
205#- PR; Wind blew phone over so all I got was a recording of the ground. First world problems.
I seem to catch cleans fine at lower weights, say 185#, but for example, the 195, I caught rather far forward on my toes. I feel as though I’m lacking power in my final extension, which I think can be due to still strengthening and loosening up my hip flexors.
On the snatch, I lose my lower back position around the last 4 inches. I think this is due to tight hips as well as lack of gluteal control, though this is slowly improving.
However, I can assume a solid deep front squat with an upright torso, and the same for the snatch, when the weight is lighter.
-I was thinking of adding drop snatches, in order to practice catching in a proper position as well as build some more overhead strength, and just getting in more work with heavier cleans from the hang to clean up that portion of the pull.
-Jerk related, it needs a lot of work; however, when I start doing lots of jerks my shoulders start to bother me, particularly my pec minor/shoulder tie-in. It’s odd, because sometimes my shoulders feel great and I can close grip overhead squat heavy weights, and other days they feel tight and pissed off. At the moment I’m attributing this to my shoulder structure getting accustomed to hoisting weights far heavier than what I have been in the past.
If you have the time, I’d appreciate your feedback. It’s always invaluable!