***Reminder***There is a meeting at 7:30pm on Wednesday night to review the Open. If you have questions about the 5 week competition, drug please come and ask away. It should be about an hour.
Train Like a Champion: Technique, ed Habits and Positivity by Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletics. This is a great article about a long term training mindset. I have a recent personal experience with this.
At Regionals last year, tadalafil I Snatched 195, which was 10 pounds below my PR. I had actually been stuck at my PR for over a year at that time, and was digressing, as my mechanics were flawed and my frustration mounted. Looking back, hitting 205 in early 2011 was a”miracle lift.” I threw it up there, caught it, and stood up with it. I got lucky. But over time, I couldn’t hit it again, and I struggled with 200. I realized I couldn’t repeat the same movement once the bar got heavy. Shortly after Regionals, I changed my Snatch style completely. In the beginning, this was even more frustrating, as I watched my Snatch dip even more as I changed my mechanics. For 2-3 months, I wasn’t hitting big lifts, but I saw little improvements. I practiced Snatching 2-3 times a week (which is a lot for me – I’m a CrossFitter, not a weightlifter – although I’m kind of a weightlifter, I guess). I have gradually watched my lifts hit the old levels, and then surpass them. I PR’ed for the first time in 2 years, then I did it again 2 weeks later.
It was a 6 month process to re-tool the lift. I lifted it heavy 2-3 times a week. I practiced it everyday, even if that was with a broomstick. I practiced positions everywhere. It’s STILL a process, and I’m still learning. I have good days and bad days (I missed 205 5 times on Monday before making it). I may get discouraged – but not really. It’s all part of the process of getting strong and better. But I think you have to take a long road approach.
Workout of the Day
7 Shoulder to Overhead 155/100
7 Chest to bar Pullups