Squat, You Must

There are days when you see a movement in the workout and wonder if you should really go or not. And those are the days you should definitely go. Forward movement has helped with so many aspects of my life, I’m just thankful to keep moving.

Someday-2-1024x896Today is my first day back to work since December 15th as well, so I’m dragging a bit and needed the endorphin boost to kick myself into gear. 🙂

Headed in today with Ev for an 8:30 class with Coach Bill and we were joined by Jordan and Logan, so a nice small group to keep things moving. We started with the same medicine ball warm-up we’ve been doing, then moved to the rig for the rest of it.

Then the real fun began. First with PVC pipes, then unloaded barbells… Snatch practice. Breaking things down into the start, the shrug, the high pull, and the pull under… tough for me with a PVC pipe, but this is definitely not one of my stronger movements. We even did some overhead squats.

Once the skill refresher was over, we did a little 7 minute EMOM:

  • 2 snatches, EMOM
  • 65# – 65# – 65# – 75# – 75# – 75# – 75#

Yeah, my 1RM is 135# set back in 2015… I’m not good at this yet, though I feel like I can power snatch more than I can squat snatch. It’s a squat thing. If I could figure out how to get under the dang thing…

squat-you-must-t-shirtFrom there, it was time to start the workout.

  • 7×1, squat snatch

Last week we did some snatches… And most of mine turned out to be power vs. squat. A few squats, but mix and match. Today wasn’t far off from where I was last week.

  • 75# (fail)
  • 75#
  • 95# x1 (ugly)
  • 95# x1 (a little better)
  • 115# x1 (ugly, but ok)
  • 125# fail (power snatched, but couldn’t get under to squat)
  • 125# fail (same)
  • 115# (worked fine, but didn’t want to end on a fail)

So honestly this was about the same as the 5×1 last week. My left leg kept shooting way out when I was trying to get under the bar, largely because my hamstring is still ticked from the air squat/walking lunge/good morning workout last week I think.

That’s ok though. I did what I could, lifted some weights, and ended about where I was last week. I’ll take it.

When I was done, Ev worked on her pull-ups, so I decided I’d try and get a few more chest to bars in. I did a set of 4 and hit 3 of the 4, then brushed the last one on my shirt. I’ll take that too.

Good work 8:30! Thanks Bill!


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