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Training Like a Champion

February 27, 2013

***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.

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Learning…Always learning…

Workout of the Day

7 RFT

7 Shoulder to Overhead 155/100

7 Chest to bar Pullups

7 Burpees

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