Tuesday - Clean and Jerks. Week #3 Cycle #3 | Hill Sprints #18
Today went better than I expected. Clean and jerks (and pressing, in general) are my weakest lift, and if something is off I can easily fail to complete a set. Anyway, by the time I finished my second working set, I was feeling pretty nervous and was even worried about being able to clean the weight of the final set into position. I had the butterflies in my stomach and all that fun stuff. So, really, I was happy to have gotten that first rep, which was pretty shaky, and wasn't expecting to do much better than that. After I finished my final set, I decided to do 5 sets of 5 of clean and jerks instead of weighted dips. I figure I need the practice if I'm going to get any better at this lift, especially since I've only been doing a grand total of three cleans every 8 days or so. I also did 5 sets of 10 for chinups in between the last five sets of cleans.
Oh, and thus far, after three cycles, my clean and jerk has gone from 195x5 to 205x5.