Holy M effin’ forearms… I am still a little tight and puffy from the met con I did this morning… at 5 am!
“POP EYE, MUDDA TRUCKAS”
Clean and Jerk (starting weight: 135/95)
CA$H OUT: 500M ROW (SPRINT THAT SHIT!)
Clean and jerks and any sort of hanging from a bar will swell your forearms up like you’re pop eye. Today was an especially swole day for these puppies. Yes, I used the word swole, like I’m some college douchebag who does 3 sets of 10 concentration curls at the Rec Center. Jerks start off at that initial weight and 10 pounds are added every round. It felt really, really good…. getting stronger makes things a whole lot easier! I remember when I first learned to clean and jerk and I imagined how IMPOSSIBLE it would be to do a workout like Grace…. (30 clean and jerks). I would get to 5 and feel like I was about to pop a blood vessel! I was throwing that weight around pretty quickly today, if I do say so myself. Strength never hurt anyone… 😉
Then I went in later to take care of my lift.
Snatch-3×5 @ 75%
Jerk-3×5 @ 75%
Front squat- 3×5 @ 75%
Snatch deadlift- 5×3 @ 100% (of snatch)
Just to clear this up, this specific program is “reps, sets”, not the typical “sets, reps”. So, it’s not 3 sets of 5 reps, it’s 3 reps for 5 sets. Anytime there is a percentage, the order is reps, sets. If there is no indicated percentage, it’s the opposite (example, 3×10 pullups would be 3 sets of 10 pullups). Easy capeezy, right guys?
Jerks after this morning felt ridiculously painful and horrible and I could barely get it up for the third rep of each set. My entire body has been hurting consistently for the past couple weeks and I’ve been choosing to kind of ignore it… DON’T DO THAT! I feel like shit. However, my snatches today were hella quick and I’m pretty happy with how they looked if I do say so myself.
I feel like I’m talking in circles right now, so that’s it. Train smart.