We spent another Sunday working on Olympic lifting, which is always a good time. My traps were still aching from Elizabeth this week, so shrugging the weight was a bit of a challenge and prevented me from doing anything really heavy.

That being said, it’s obvious at this point that I have fixed a lot of small errors in the snatch. I’ve stopped jumping forward and T-rexing the bar, but most importantly I am way faster under the weight. The following weeks will be filled with snatch balances—and more snatch balances. My current record is 126 lb., but Mike thinks I should be drilling 150 no problem considering I can overhead squat 180. I agree! I’m excited to see where this takes my Olympic lifting.

I also worked on some cleans, but the combination of soreness and tightness in my upper body stopped me from getting my elbows around fast, and everything looked ugly. It felt ugly too. We have decided based on my schedule and how the last few Sundays have gone, that Sunday will be used for gymnastics, skills and speed work. The heavy stuff happens mid-week. I’m happy with the adjustment, and I think I’ll see some gains as a result!

This week is a light and fun recovery week. I’m planning to hit some CrossFit WODs I’ve seen on the Rogue and Again Faster websites. As well, I’m thinking about taking a run at Grace. I’ll keep you posted on the results!

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ryan

Good to hear you’re making improvements..snatches are tough. Keep up the good work!

    Crystal

    Thanks, Ryan, for reading the blog!

    Yes, snatches are tough – but I’ll keep plugging away!

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