Hi all have been a long time in the wilderness but good to be back.
Have had a few experiences (good/bad) over the last few weeks of training. If you guys could help me out with a few answers, hopefully it will stop others going down the same path haha.
Sn - A few weeks back i worked up to a 100kg attempt (1st one of the day). Now this would have been attempt number 15 overall :). Same set up as always, stayed tight, kept my hips low, big 2nd pull, bar overhead and out the back. :S. Close but no cigar. 3 mins rest. 2nd attempt (or attempt 16 depending on how you look at it). Same set up, bar felt light off the floor, big pull, overhead and BANG!. Think Steiner at the olympics. It was funny apart from the lump on the back of my head.
My question. Why did my arm bend and i struggle to hold the weight above my head even though i can OHS 100x5? Is it arm, shoulder strength? or something i haven’t thought of?
Clean - Cleaning from the blocks yesterday. Trying Ilins own brand of awesomeness, walk up and lift! worked up to 110x3 new PB the went for 115 for a single. Bar felt light, but I didn’t finish the pull and got crushed under it.
Not finishing the pull and still trying to get under feels like a rookie mistake. Looked like i had my hands taped to my shoulders, trying to use a door handle. . Is not finishing the 2nd pull a mental thing? trying to get under too quickly. Will continuing to block clean help this?
lifts as of yesterday are exactly the same as i had in April.