Thursday, July 13

If you want to lift in the USAW meet next Thursday, please sign up as soon as possible. We need to have at least 6 lifters to hold a sanctioned meet. The sign-up sheet is by the water fountain. We have snatch practice today along with power snatches in the workout. Snatch practice should be just that - practice. It's not about the weight on the bar or the percentage of your max. Focus on technique first and the numbers will come.

Here's a post from Caitlin Hogan on how she approaches practice. I think it's a great strategy.

It's easy to get lost in the numbers with a sport that focuses solely on ultimate maxes. It's also the easiest way to get discouraged. With my training, I aim my focus on feel not the weight on the bar or percentages. I shoot to maintain my speed, precision, intensity, and strength from warm up to my prescribed load for the day. If everything is coming together and moving smoothly, we keep moving up in weight until failure or until my movement is affected. When things are off, my top load may not even reach 70% but the focus remains on proper technical patterns. Weightlifting is a process. It's a sport. There are good days and bad days and always something to do better next time. No matter your skill level, this sport is all about moving smoother, faster, stronger, and with more precision each training session. A bad training day is still a day of practicing and refining technique for the times with everything comes together. #weightlifting #olympicweightlifting #teamusa #panams @virusintl #virusintl #promixnutrition @promixnutrition #waxmansgym @waxmansgym #annextraining @annextraining #gymno4 @gym_no.4

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Workout for Thursday, July 13 Snatch Practice 3 Rounds, 4 min Each Round, Rest 1 min Between Rounds 3 Full Snatches EMOM for 4 min *Start around 50% to 60%, Increase weight between rounds.

5 Rounds for Time 15 Power Snatches (75/55) 9 C2B Pull Ups 35 Double Unders