Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday's Workout

Strength Skill:
  • Jerks (3 sets of 3, 2 sets of 1)

I was feeling pretty good this morning, but jerks are not my forte. Lighter weights (~115 on the barbell) aren't a problem, but I start to struggle a bit when jerking above my bodyweight. The problem: I don't explode under the bar fast enough, and end up short of fully extending my arms in the catch position, which forces me to muscle up the bar.

I felt like the Jerk Store called, and they're running out of me.


AMRAP in 10 minutes:
Knees-to-elbows have always been a piece of cake for me. It's just a matter of keeping my grip strong and chin tucked in. The rest is just momentum.

Surprisingly, the cleans were kind of fun, too. My technique could use still some additional refinement, but all in all, I think my form's as good as this dude's (and so what if he's just nine years old?).

But doing jumping lunges immediately after a bunch of cleans? Less than enjoyable. My quads were on fire.

Result: In 10 minutes, I made it through 5 rounds + 6 cleans.