Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday's Re-evaluation of Goals

Constantly shooting for goals with very limited training cycles has led to mental and physical fatigue. Training has become a job and is much less enjoyable. I have spoken with my coach and we plan to back off a bit. A new goal of mid March has been set to shoot for CMS numbers. This will take some of the pressure off, and allow me to work through a long, slow training cycle. I am happy with this plan and hope it will bring back the fun.

Warm Up
Jerk(2x28kg) 7 minutes @ 8 rpm
10 minutes rest
Snatch(28kg) 6 minutes @ L 15/15/15 -----> R 15/15/15
OAJ(40kg) 8L/10R
OAJ(32kg) 15/15
Swing(40kg) 30/30 x 1
SLDL(24kg) 10/10 x1

Today, I stopped thinking about the finger lock during my snatch set and things went much better. I just let my CNS run the show, took my "ego" mind out of the set. Low and behold, I went the distance and used the finger lock for almost the entire set. Also re-introduced some single leg dead lifts as my surgically repaired knee is starting to get sore again. On previous occasions, the SLDL has taken care of the pain in the knee, but has made my medial gluts VERY sore.

3 comments:

Todd Pigram said...

Matt,
Have a Merry Christmas! Maybe after the new year and your CMS, we could get together and I can show you my new Clubs that I am buying on Christmas Day :)

Todd

Chris Duffey said...

Matt,
I totally smell what you are stepping in... I have been struggling with the same thing. Although it is good to be goal driven, I find that when I dig in and enjoy the daily battle... that is when the results come. Focus on quality first... The Good news is we all hit walls for one reason or the other, when you overcome a technique issue like the fingerlock, it does carryover to the next level, so we can wrestle with some problem that is not even on our radar screen right now!! Be patient, and have fun. Merry Christmas!!
Chris

MKSchinabeck said...

Chris,
Thanks for the words. I had a great time hanging out in Atlanta, hopefully we can do it again sometime soon.

Matt