Although I have been dealing with some nagging shoulder pain, I am excited for today’s workout. Overall since starting our gym’s nutrition challenge, I have been overall feeling pretty good. My strength numbers seem to be going up, and while I have only lost a pound, that wasn’t my incentive for signing up. I just wanted to feel better, and I do- and with less than one week left, I will be curious to see how the last few days go. I plan on continuing on, with some modifications – so hopefully the results will come over time, as that’s typically how nutrition changes work!
Anyway- Today’s workout is….
STRENGTH / FOUNDATION
5 SETS, EVERY :90:
2 HANG POWER SNATCH
- This will be a fun strength for me. I love snatching, it requires heavy technique, and I enjoy the challenge. With my shoulder being a little “sticky” I will probably try and keep the weight a little lower today. I want to focus on keeping my shoulders over the bar longer, and not pull the bar into my body as hard. We shall see how I do.
FOR TIME, 20:00 CAP:
120 DOUBLE UNDERS / MOD: 200 SINGLES
THEN, 4 ROUNDS
15 PULLUPS (RX+ C2B)
15 HANG POWER SNATCHES 95/65
THEN, 120 DOUBLE UNDERS / MOD: 200 SINGLES
- Normally, this would be my kind of workout – but as I have previously mentioned- my shoulder is feeling less than optimal so 60 pull-ups might be a challenge. I have been working on my chest to bar, as I typically have to do them with a mixed grip in order to get the required “standards” but I have made improvements. The double unders should be no problem. I haven’t decided if I am going to try and do all of them unbroken (my previous max was 136 reps in a row, so I know it is possible…) or break them up into two sets of 60 to save my forearms a bit? I also am not worried about the snatches, as 65 will be a lighter weight to work with. I will probably break that up into 8 reps, and then 7 – simply to manage my heart rate.