Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Today, for the first time in a long time, I was very happy about a small achievement. Lately I have been very unsatisfied with any PR's. For example, when I C&J'd 98 kilos (216lbs) at the Cal Strength Open, I wasn't very excited. I felt more relieved and yet still frustrated because in my mind I should have been lifting that weight long ago. And when I snatch balanced 203lbs (92kg) I couldn't help but be bummed that I still haven't gotten an 187lb (85kg) Snatch.
Say what you will, but that's just kind of been my attitude towards my own performance lately.
But not today.
Today I had to do 3 Position Cleans (floor, above knee, mid thigh) with 163lbs for 3 sets of 3 (this coming after 2 sets of 3 at 153lbs). When I looked at today's program I thought "there's just no way." I mean, how was I supposed to keep my grip with that kind of weight? I didn't think I'd be able to hang clean it once let alone 3 times. And yet here I was being asked to do 3 sets of 3 at 163lbs (74kg). That was my attitude and on my first set, guess what happened? ...I failed.
But then I sat for a moment and decided to adjust my attitude. I sat there thinking about the weight and decided I was just going to do it. That's right. It was a conscious decision. I said to myself, "suck it up and get under that bar dammit." I reached inside and mustered up the commitment. And guess what... I did it! Yay me. Yay for little victories.
Until next Wednesday... 2 pos cleans at 173lbs.
63lbs x5 (29kg)
73lbs x4 (33kg)
78lbs x3x3 (35kg)
3 Pos Clean
153lbs x3x2 (70kg)
163lbs x3x3 (74kg)
180lbs x7x2 (81kg)
180lbs x5x3 (81kg)
3x8 113lbs (51kg)
GHD Sit Up 1x50
KB Side Bends 1x20 ea side (53lbs)