Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Clean it up!
Today was fun! I got to wear my new lifting shoes... tehehe...yes those all my AWESOME Converse All-Stars pictured above! Today we worked on clean pulls from the floor. We didn't bring the bar to our shoulders, but just worked heavy on getting the bar from the floor into our "pockets" as Jerry calls them. Basically, getting from the floor to the hang, and emphasizing the shrug. I really liked doing this because I feel like my pull from the floor is really what screws me up when we start doing heavy cleans from the floor and not the hang. It's weird that I can hang clean more than I can clean from the floor. That should tell you something right there. The pull needs work. We noticed that I am chasing the bar a lot and moving my hips more like a KB swing and thrusting towards the bar moreso than doing a vertical movement and pulling the bar up. I had an "AHA!" moment, and really spent a lot of time trying to get the bar up instead of out. So, overall good solid work today. My max weight while mainting the clean pull and not going to a deadlift and shrug was 170, which is 30 lbs over my clean PR. Some solid work, especially considering that my arse was VERY sore today. The flexers were tight yesterday, EVERYTHING hurt today. Ouch! Stinkin' metcon nastiness! :P Boo hiss!