Week 4 … and what would it be?
17.4 would be a repeat of last years workout 16.4
this made me happy, as it wasn’t the unknown. We had done this workout about 5 weeks earlier and I knew where I was at. I knew all the movements, so I was excited to go again. Gary decided to do it on the friday night and got 31 HSPU out. That night he hatched a plan for me, to pace through the HSPU which would be the weakest part of the workout for me.
Saturday morning I gave it a shot, and the plan worked pretty well until about the 35th HSPU where they started breaking down. I ended up getting 50 HSPU out, and I failed my last two reps … so I felt pretty confident that I had hit my capacity for where I should be. I was also proud of the improvement from the previous year. I dont think I even got 20 HSPU out last year … so I was super happy about that progress. I decided not to repeat it. Probably my most satisfying workout of the Open so far.
the before and after shots
Week Three and the announcement is Full Snatches and Chest to Bar pull ups. This week is for the strong people … as the ladder goes up to very heavy snatches. The announcement itself was a little confusing, but once you got your head around it … it was a little easier to understand.
here is the workout:
I knew going into the workout that I was not going to be able to finish the workout as my snatch is not heavy enough. Even tho the first round is light, it still got gassy very fast cycling between the chest to bar and the barbell. The 43kg snatch were ok, and I had a plan going into the next round. I would lift 50kg, 55kg then try the 61kg. This is what happened. I got the 55kg – which was a PB … and then got under the 61kg but couldn’t stabalise it.
I tried to re-do on the Monday morning, and a similar thing happened … although I made a bit of a mess of a few of the 43kg reps, stopping me from getting a faster split time. Sometimes I guess trying to rush you sacrifice form.
So … its clear I need to work on my lifting in the next year. It is certainly a lot weaker than my fitness.