It's been awhile since I posted because I've been extremely busy. I'm going to try and update the past few days.
USAW Lv 1 Sports Performance Coach Certification
This cert. was by far the BEST coaching course I have ever taken. Right away, Glenn told us that he was going to skim through the book so we could go straight to hands-on coaching. We spent the first day reviewing and going over progressions for the snatch. Since this is arguably the hardest lift to master/coach we ended up running over and having to finish on Saturday. We also went over Jerk and Clean progressions (separately) and power assistance exercises. Overall, the weekend was awesome. I met some great people and had a lot of fun learning how to be a better coach.
Monday after the cert. I really wanted to work on some Olympic Lifting. I abandoned my CrossFit stuff for the day and instead focused on the Snatch. I used the progressions as my warm-up and then attempted to max out. The session went like this:
Snatch Progressions (OH Squat, Snatch Balance, High Hang Snatch, Above/Below Knee Snatch)
165x1 (7.5lb PR)
Today I decided to work on the Clean&Jerk. I went through similar progressions as I used for the Snatch.
75 - singles
95 - singles
115 - singles
215x1 (10lb PR)
There's something to be said for persistence! I knew the biggest thing holding me back on this lift was my brain. Once I finally talked myself into proper set-up and execution it went up nicely...notice I didn't say easily.
Front Squat, 135lb
By far the hardest thing about this WOD was the HSPU. I need to get better at bodyweight gymnastics stuff (pistols, HSPU) if I stand any chance at sectionals....ugh
10 min Ladder
1 Power Clean, 155lb
6 Rounds + 3 PC
Legs are spent from the past 4 days. I don't think I'm going to do a double today....