So, it’s rainy and in the mid 40’s in Illinois today. What the effing hell is that about?!?!??! Just a couple weeks ago I was happy as a clam that it was 80 and sunny and that I was working on my tribal African skin tone…. AND NOW THIS!!!! Deep, heavy sigh….. Oh well. That’s life sometimes. If every day was sunny, then it would just be a day. Despite the complete shit show of a weather forecast, today’s training was awesome! I hit a PR, which was pretty great…. I honestly sort of forgot what that feels like, since PRs are so few and far between for me.

Power Snatch: 70% 3 reps x 5 sets (No touch and go- drop each time)

High Hang Snatch- From Power Position, NO DIP!– 2 reps x 6-7 sets (This was my PR)

Panda Pull: 3 reps x 3 sets @ 75%

Snatch Grip Overhead Press From Bottom of Squat: 3 reps x 5 sets

Snatch Behind The Neck Push Press + Overhead Squat: 4+1 x 5 sets @ 70% (4 push press + 1 OHS)

Strict Overhead Press: 5 sets x 3 reps @ 70%- Must press from a dead stop each rep.

Airdyne Cooldown: 5 minutes :)

Days like today are really tough. Weight tends to feel heavier than it should, it’s nearing the end of the week, and I know in my mind that tomorrow’s workout contains mostly movements at 87% and up. My body is beat up, my knees creak, my neck is stiff, and my shoulders are blazing the fire of a thousand suns (aka, they hurt like a bitch) but it’s these days that make you BETTER! Am I saying completely murder your body every single day? Absolutely not. High volume and intensity requires just as much effort in the recovery category. All I’m saying is that if you want to get stronger, faster, better…. then don’t bitch. Just don’t be a bitch. As P. Diddy says…… NO BITCHASSNESS!!!!!


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