|I wish I looked like this when I did split jerk|
My head wasn't in the game yesterday, I have had a big week at work and was mentally fatigued. I find Olympic lifting quite draining as there is so much to think about and with that in mind I planned to keep the weight low and work on my form. I find the split jerk difficult, particularly as the weight gets heavy but I tried to take on board everything the coaches were telling me.
As we headed into finding our 1RM I started to feel more at home with the movement, it was like the technique part had finally sunk in and I started to increase my weight. I hit my previous PR and it actually felt really good and then increased it to 37.5 kg. I was surprised that it felt pretty good too and even though I had already done the required number of sets I decided to do one more at 40 kg AND lifted it! It was quite possibly the ugliest split jerk but I got it up ... 5 kg more than my previous best!
One of the Open WODs last year had a 45 kg clean and jerk so I'm hoping I can improve my lifts by the time this comes up. Fingers crossed!