Cheers Koing!! I knew you’d be along.
Attacking the bar in the middle is one thing I’ve really noticed making a difference from watching Barry and Sami train (I think I saw vids of them training in your gym in London?!?). The speed they have their is 1,000,000x better than mine.
RE: training with them - I just don’t have time and it’s not practical at the moment for me because the gym they all train outta in Dublin closes downstairs at 7pm. The absolute max time I’d get in there after work is 1 hour, and that includes warm ups etc. That and I’m still working hard on powerlifting and some crossfitting means my schedule’s jammers!! I have 12 weeks free during the summer, and it’ll be after powerlifting national champs too so I might just bite the bullet and go for it, having said I would for the last 2 years haha!
I did a bit more today with them, 60 x2, 65 3x2. Concentrated on getting the weight in the middle of my foot more and it definitely helped. Everything felt a lot smoother and more natural. In the last 3 days I’ve done;
DAY 1 (Sun) - 60 x2, 65 x1, 68 x1, 70 x1
DAY 2 (Mon) - 60 x1, 65 x1, 70 x1, 72 x1, 75 5x1
DAY 3 (Tue)- 60 x2, 65 3x2
Is that too much? Won’t get to power snatch again til Friday, planning on working to a near max attempt then. And I’ll have access to bumpers and good bars on Sunday so I’ll take an actual max then and see what happens. I’ll be sure to get vids.
Any tips for attacking the middle of the lift, or is it just something that’s gonna have to come with practice?[/quote]
Thats fine, your not liited by your strength or power with your 120K PC! The Day 3 is very little volume. I’d up it by at least 2-3sets. Yes max out on Fridayand record it, you find out a lot by how you fail your lifts.
Yeah Barry, Rami, Chyahal (totally hacked up the spelling) and Paudie came to stay at my house and train at the Woking gym. I trained with them for one day as I was on holiday. It’s just technique and practice.
Koing, it looks like you swing the bar out a bit when you make contact with your hips. [/quote]
I’m working on that. Thats one of my negative points about my lifting, in my bid to be aggressive with the bar it comes away from me. I need to be moving more up and bend my arms a bit earlier as I keep my arms straight for too long. This is more noticeable on my Cleans more so then my Snatchs.
BUT my real issue is nailing the Jerk properly…which is a never ending battle…