Friday, January 04, 2013

One Session Complete

This morning I had my first of the 6 sessions with Jardan that Mal got me for Christmas.  She came up with a nice workout which consisted of:

15 snatches
10 rounds of 'Cindy' (5 pull ups, 10 push ups, 15 air squats)
15 clean and jerks
For time

The juvenile in me always has a bit of a chuckle at snatches.  I always let Mal know that today I played around with my snatch or that the coach asked to see my snatch ... I'm so childish sometimes!

The snatch still feels a little awkward and a lot less comfortable than the clean and jerk but at the same time I'm really enjoying learning the movement.  I know that with time it will feel more natural.

I noticed that with having a one-on-one session with a PT there is really no place to hide and where I can fluff around in a class like go grab a drink or set up my pushups a bit further from the pull up bar (so I can walk casually there and catch my breath) with this session I was caught out which I had a bit of a chuckle about.  Likewise, my clean and jerk was set up at 20 kg and once I did a couple I realised that they were quite heavy.  Jardan didn't allow me to reduce the weight even though I wanted to and surprise, surprise, I got through all the reps with good form.  I did have to break the reps down but I did it.  It's the push that I need.

My time wasn't marvelous but I know where I can improve (yep, dilly-dallying in the transitions).  I think I also need to work on my pre-workout nutrition as today I felt a little flat but I also think there are other factors at play there too.  Overall, I loved today's workout ... it was nice and challenging; one of those that part way through you wish it was over and then when it's finished you want to do it again (not straight away but another day! LOL!)
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