Starting yesterday, I have officially begun my new training program. As I get rolling with it I will be smoothing out some of the kinks, but in a nutshell: I'll be doing lots of heavy barbell training, running, swimming and minimal metcons. The goal is to become a bit more proficient in the Olymipic lifts (clean and jerk, snatch) while hopefully getting my numbers up on them (I'd like a comfortable 200+ snatch and at least a 275# clean and jerk). I am easily strong enough for those numbers, I just struggle so much with the form. As for the powerlifts (deadlifts, squats, presses), I hope t just get a crap-load stronger with all of them.
Additional in-gym focuses will be handstand push ups, muscle ups, pistol squats and stabilization work. Then, the remainder of my training time will be directed towards basic conditioning. I used to be so comfortable with conditioning, a sub-7 minute mile was a breeze, and workouts with running in them were my strongest. Now, it feels like running is chore and I don;t like the way that feels. I am sure that if I simply add more running into my program I'll be right back to my old self in a couple weeks, so, that's the plan!
Yesterday I hit light power snatches, snatch pulls, and a few full snatches. Then got a handful of muscle ups and handstand push up negatives on the paralettes. Today I did power cleans, DB strict press and front squats a few hours after I did a brutal hill run in the mountains between my house and the ocean. This was my 4th or 5th time running the 1.7 mile hill; and with a backpack on I was able to get it without walking at all (there is a large portion of it well over an 18% grade, crazy) in 18:22. I'd love to get this one in around 15 before I leave.
Tomorrow will be hip mobility work and the track at night. 12 days and I'm officially in the DC area.
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