Today was SNATCHTABULOUS!!!! Because pretty much everything I did was snatching and/or snatch accessory work. I remember the days when I used to talk about HATING snatching. I used to hate it with the burning passion of a thousand suns. The main reason I hated it was because it’s pretty much impossible to master. Being an obsessionist and perfectionist, things that are impossible to master often times leave me frustrated beyond belief. Never makes me want to quit, but it makes me drive myself into the ground until I “get it right”. Lately, though, I’m loving snatching. Things are finally starting to make sense and feel right. I know that I’ll never be a really really really good weightlifter…. I started too late in life for all that business. I’m okay with being the best weightlifter/Crossfitter I can be. And, if that means I’m just “good”, then it is what it is. I’m not really doing this for any sort of competitive purpose anyway. Enough of the chit chat… let’s talk about my snatch-a-palooza! (Keep in mind, we’re still in deload week here)
Power Snatch: 70% 2 reps x 5 sets
Touch and Go Power Snatch: 5 reps x 5 sets @ 95 pounds (95 pounds because there is a Crossfit workout called “Isabel” that is 30 power snatches at 135 for men/95 for women for time). I haven’t done touch and go in a long time. I find it actually to be a bit stupid, especially when workouts call for 30 of them… but 5 or less reps at a time can definitely be a great tool in learning fluidity, positioning, and SPEED!
EMOM 10 (Every Minute On The Minute for 10 minutes): 3 power snatches @ 95 pounds
Snatch Push Press (Behind Neck) + Overhead Squat: 70% 3+1 x 4 sets
Strict Press: 3 sets x 5 reps
Clean Pull: 100% 2 reps x 3 sets
And tonight…. it’s going to be CRUSH CITY when there is pizza and ice cream in front of my face.