Sunday, January 27, 2008

Getting Closer

Yesterday, I was on the platform again, as I am every Saturday. I felt particularly good warming up and needed little mobility work.

The loading ended up being very close to what I was doing almost 10 years ago at my prime.

A. Power Snatch, AK: 60kg/3, 70/3. 80/3, 90/3, 100/3, (100/2-X-1)2; approx. 2 mins rest.

The "2-X-1" indicates 2 completed attempts, followed by one miss, followed by another completed attempt. When I was in my prime, I could easily hit 100kg/5 from this position. I am close, very close.

B. Clean Pull, AK: 150kg/5 x3; 2 minutes rest.

Didn't actually feel like performing cleans. So I subbed them out with some pulls. I had to focus on pushing through my whole foot as my old pattern of rolling off the lateral side of my foot and aggravating my knee, was starting to show up.

I am noticing that my old patterns must be continually destroyed and replaced each time I venture into heavier loading zones. Every rep requires the utmost concentration and I can no longer just blow through each set like I [thought] could when I was younger.

I am contemplating my next program. I think I will forget about forced rest periods and just focus on the load and eating my way up into the Supers. I think...


Blogger Franz Snideman said...

Looking solid Geoff!

Are you coming out to Cali for the RKC in February?

11:21 AM  
Blogger Mark Reifkind said...

I like that idea! forget the short rests, get strong.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Brett Jones said...

Short rest is for conditioning - Long rest for strength - mongo like long rest...

7:04 AM  
Blogger Geoff Neupert said...


No, Rif didn't invite me. ;-]

Rif and Brett, Now here's the problem with the long rests, where's the conditioning going to come from? I heard about these things called kettlebells...

2:53 PM  
Blogger Brett Jones said...

Nah - they are just a fad ;)

9:31 AM  
Blogger Mark Reifkind said...

what??? you're kidding me man,lol :))
yah,kettlebells for conditioning, who'da thunk it?

9:20 PM  

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