Saturday, June 30, 2007

Worn Out

Today was planned as a test day for my goals list.  It did not go well.  The only thing I hit was the goblet squats with the 32k, which are easy for me at this point.  Everything else was just weak.  I need to rest, it's really that simple.  Anyway, this is what I did:

Goblet Squats: 5x12k, 5x16k, 3x24k, 3x32k
Cleans: 1x95, 1x115, 1x135, 5xMissx155, 1x135
Chin: MissxBW (so very close, I used the underside of my chin to finish pulling myself up)
Push Ups x 10
Grippers: 1/1x#1, BBSA; Miss/Miss x Easy #2
Bending: 1xTimber Tie, 1x7" 1/4 round CRS, Miss x Grade 2 bolt

At that point I decided to call it a day.  I got video of a lot of it, but deleted all but the goblet squats, since they are the only thing that will make it on my goal list.  I used the tripod with my wife's camera and it worked very well.  Two good pieces of feedback out of the videos:

1. It is 100% certain to me that I am trying to pull my cleans up with my arms.  My arms are bent while the bar is below my knees.  On my failed cleans, I rammed the bar into my chest, just above the nipple line.

2. I'm a big cheater on my pushups.  I don't go low enough and reach with my head.  This needs to be fixed.

Well, time to rest.  Looking back at this month, I have made no progress.  I need to spend the next month with a better focus.  In order to achieve that, I am going to cut out all video games during the month of July.  Hopefully that simple change will put me back on track.  They have been cutting into my sleep.  If at the end of July I have not progressed, it will be time to start sacrificing strength to get lighter.  I may even have to do some cardio.