Well, it's was decision time. I was three weeks out from finishing 2 cycles of Sheiko and testing my maxes on squat/bench/deadlift and then a great opportunity to train with Regis Becker at the PGH Barbell club came up.
I was wanting to wait until I finished Sheiko but Regis had a former National school-age champ back on spring break from MIT (http://www.youtube.com/watch_videos?mor ... autoplay=1). So my son and I went down to watch them work out and I was hooked - my son is too - but needs to finish track season before he starts learning the O lifts.
I've done a lot of reading (Dan John) and watched a bunch of Hatch videos and found this as well - http://www.youtube.com/user/mhbuitrago.
Well, it's quite humbling to learn the snatch - and it's a little tricky when you come over from powerlifting. As well, I'm learning to think in kgs and not lbs!
I lift at the club Tuesday/Thursday and still do Saturdays on my own at the high school.
I will spare you the boring details of my daily logs ( I have them in the log book).
Here are some highlights:
3/25 first session w/Coach Regis - work up to 30kg on the snatch - working on keeping my head up - good flexibility on the full squat.
power cleaned up to 85, missed 90 (fell flat on my back) - maybe tired, maybe too heavy. Bending my arms too early on the clean.
Finished w/160 on the deadlift and 5x60 on the push press
3/30 snatch up to 50; working on hip drive.
clean and jerk - 50-->80 (more hip explosion on the jerk - long arms catching the jerk a little late - suggested to reach my front foot out a little further for better timing.)
Finished up w/145x3 squat; 2(215x3) bench.