Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday 3.6: Clean and jerk, Front squats

Friday. Emom x 8min: clean and jerk singles (75-80kg). Emom x 8min: 5 c&j (60kg). E2mom x 16min: front squat singles (120kg).

After yesterday's recovery day it was good to get my hands on the barbell again. Purely bar work today. Starting with clean and jerks and finishing it off with front squats.

  • Every minute on the minute x 8 minutes
  • 1 squat clean and jerk
  • 1-4min: 75kg
  • 5-8min: 80kg
Somehow push jerks have felt awesome lately but today split jerks felt a lot tighter in my shoulders. Don't know how that ends up being like that. Anyway, these didn't feel natural and smooth at any stage of the session. That's why I had to stay conservative on the weights too. Compare to Monday when I did 2 reps every minute at 80kg as power clean and push jerks without resting the bar in front rack at any point. 

Barbell cycling.
  • Every minute on the minute x 8 minutes
  • 5 touch'n'go clean and jerks @ 60kg
This weight should probably feel lighter after having just moved 20kg heavier load. It was the shoulders though. These were not as smooth as usual and the bar path was not identical within all reps. Can't be totally satisfied with that kind of activity. Still, I'll take this as it's always a good idea to focus on barbell cycling at moderate weights.

  • Every 2:00, for 16 minutes (8 sets)
  • 1 front squat @ 120kg
Finally couple of heavier front squats. Took one rep every 2 minutes. This was rather heavy load but still doable. Point for this piece was to get my nervous system get used to loads closer to max levels.

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