I was a little apprehensive about today’s session. I was unsure (more than usual) about how I would fare on the snatch.
On Wednesday I lifting from a hefty 3.5″ deficit (it doesn’t sound like much, I know. Try it for yourself!). As I am long in the leg and short in the torso, I needed to narrow my feet to get my legs in between my grip! Pulling from that position seemed to do me no harm at all, as I worked up to 102.5 from the deficit.
After talking it over with coach, he said it was worth a shot for me to try pulling from the floor in the narrower start position. I worked all the way up to 107 with no misses today, which is really encouraging. However…110 felt ridiculously heavy through my back. The extra 3kg felt like 10!
Anyway – the session ended 107/143 and a 175 2RM front squat…which is a PB!
Tomorrow sees us descend on Reebok CrossFit Glevum for the 2nd Athletic Evolution Olympic Weightlifting Workshop, and I’m really excited to see people make some progress!