I had a 5 x 5 log going but it quickly turned into an Olympic lifting program after I read Thib’s Black Book. My numbers are pretty pathetic in the Oly lifts, due to a probable combination of poor technique, postural issues, and lack of explosive power. However, I really enjoy the lifts and I’m having more fun in the gym than ever. I just finished the first day of week four.
Today’s session(snatch emphasis)
Power Snatch from Hang: 75 x 3, 95 x 3, 105 x 3
Snatch grip Deadlift: 135 x 3, 185 x 3 x 2
Overhead Squat: 65 x 5, 75 x 5, 85 x 5 x 2
Overhead Shrug: 115 x 5 x 2, 135 x 5 x 2
DB Cuban Press: 8’s x 15 x 2
Pretty happy with today’s training. Believe it or not, these are good numbers for me. The OH squat is by far my worst lift, but it’s getting better and has done wonders for my lower back health. One of my goals for this three month program is to snatch 135 for reps. Today I got one step closer. Really looking forward to training the jerk tomorrow.