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.



Video of final set below:

1 comment:

  1. Way to go on your PR for C&J, Gabe! Btw, I checked out one of the videos of you deadlifting. Holy sick form, Batman! Seriously, that was very impressive. If that bar was any closer to you, it'd be under your skin. Excellent work.


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