Today, for the first time, I felt like hitting the bells. Coach wanted me to try a 32kg snatch set:
Snatch(32kg) 6 minutes @ L12/12/12 ----> R12/12/12
OAJ(32kg) 4 minutes @ L8/8 ---> R8/8
Swing(40kg) 30/30 x 1
Swing(32kg) 45/45 x 1
This was my first attempt at a longish 32kg snatch set. I have played around with the 32kg occasionally, but I never did more than a few reps. I was pleasantly surprised how well the set went. I think this speaks to the design of the WKC rank system. Jumping from the 24kg to the 32kg bells is a large jump, but by making the CMS rank with the 28kg competitors will be able to more easily transition to the 32kg weight. I noticed two main differences with the 32kg: firstly, the pendulum effect on the backswing seemed much more noticeable, and secondly, I was forced to really focus on using my legs during the ascent of the bell.
My knee is also feeling much improved. Will plan one more week without jerks. I am hoping that the pain will not return when I start to jerk again.