Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One thing I suck a little less at

To Melissa;

There's plenty I suck at. Today, I feel a little less like Overhead Squatting is one of those things...

Smolov (which the first two weeks have in fact taken me about 5 to complete) called for 10 sets of 3 today at 165lbs.
The first few sets went very smoothly, and as anyone who's worked the OHS knows, the next few sets only got better... Something about the OHS: You're never warmed up until you're 3rd or 4th set...
So, the first nine sets went great. I lost rep one around set 6 or 7, but I turned the music up, cleaned it back into the rack and started over.
Everything felt so good that I decided to go for a little extra credit;
set 10, I completed 4 reps. I think that was all I had. But pretty good shit for what should be a 'I don't know if I am going to finish this workout' type of stuff.

So, 165lbs x 4 reps. New rep max. New MAX MAX. I have never done 165 before, so yay me. It suggests a max around 190lbs. I used to snatch pull 155 pretty consistently... Why can't I snatch more?
Jan-Feb, we'll see what we can do about that!

1 comment:

Melissa Byers said...

YES. That's what I'm talking about. Nice MaxMax, solid effort. My squats are getting better, one more video for you to critique and if you give me a thumbs-up, I'm ready to start my own heavy-duty program.