Burgener Warm-ups x 3,
3 x 45 x3, 65×3/75×3/95×3/95×3/95/95/115/115/115f/. Last three were power snatches.
Snatch High Pulls:
Clean Pulls and Shrug:
Rest, nah, just lazy. Did nuthin’.
Deadlift Rack Pulls:
225×6/315×3/405×2/405×2/495×2/545/585/605, missed lockout by an inch. Should have finished. Two more attempts failed. Good work though.
Overhead Presses, from the ground up:
Thursday, May 8th 2008
I trained at Gold’s Gym in Venice with Danny Henry, who coaches lifters in the Olympic lifts and kettlebells.
After the warm-up, I was trained on stance, RDL and basics in the snatch and later, the clean and jerk. I did quite a few drills and skills reps, but not any higher than 110#. Danny did a great job in explaining the lifts and what I will need to do to perform them correctly. He did a good job correcting what I wasn’t getting and letting me know what did work. After 90 minutes, I realized I had a solid session of learning and lifting. Next week, we will go sub-maximal so he can get a baseline of where I am and then structure a training program.
Friday, May 9th, 2008
Rest. I was drained.
Saturday, May 10th, 2008
pull-ups, ring dips, ring push-ups, back extensions, overhead squats and dislocates.
Muscle Snatch + Behind the neck presses + Overhead Squats, 3 x 3:
Hang Power Clean, 95 x 3
Hang Squat Clean + Front Squat, 3 x 3
Kettlebell Snatch, 24 kg.
Sunday, May 11th, 2008
Later this afternoon, I drove down to the beach to do a skate session on the strand between the Newport Beach and Huntington Beach piers including the Seashore St. section. The total distance I did was just over 12 miles in 57 minutes. It was a “work before play” skate which meant I skated into a headwind before taking a flyer on the way back.