Jason preppin’ his gear
Made up Wednesday
OHS: 285 (pr)
10 Snatches [email protected] 115 : all in 20’s except last one which was 34
Rows: 340, 239, 137, 49
good roll/stretch day. Worked on MU’s and got some help from Jason, Jim and Berretta. Starred in a video as well.
Big day today.
Oh yeah that’s right. ‘Retta’s director’s chair was out in full force this morning. I too starred in a video.
Couple of toasties gettin some open gym work in this AM. Good stuff.
Made up some work from this week.
OHS: 225# x1 — failed 245# as I was coming out of the squat. I’ll hit it next time. Thanks to Crowley for the tip about hand/shoulder position — made a huge difference.
4×10 Snatch WOD: 0:49, 0:52, 0:50, 0:56 @135#
Monday WOD: 24:30ish — a little bit lazy on the 800s. Prob could have pushed harder but glad it’s a bit warmer so we can get some running mixed into WODs.
Intended to make up Tuesday’s work this morning but due to an extended warm-up, gossiping with Shamwow about our elementary school principal, and starring in a video, I only had time for the EMOM clean complex.
EMOM 10: 185×2, 205×2, 215×2, 225×2, 235, 245
Cleans felt good so I loaded up 265 to go for a max. After the weight was loaded all of a sudden 265 seemed like a ton and all I could think about was missing the clean because of my grip, not getting my elbows through, or not being able to stand it up. I couldn’t shake these negative thoughts so I stripped the bar and called it a day. I’m over it now but I’m still bummed that I was warmed up and didn’t at least take a shot at a max.
This happens to me from time to time when I’m going for a max so I’m assuming other people encounter it as well. How are other people getting over this type of mental block when it occurs?
What I do is stack weight on, look at it then strip it off and go home.
Crowley I have found my mind can get the best of me from time to time with oly lifts at max loads. One thing that has helped me is to do double unders before I step up to the bar. You dont have time to let the weight psych you out. That way I am thinking less and in turn doing more…. Try it
Visualize yourself making the lift before doing it.
Go over all your check points as you stated but do it in a 100% positive way.
See yourself walking up to the bar, feel the hook grip, get in your set up position, tighten your core, begin lift, Arched Angel, pull the bar back towards you, throw elbows through, catch the weight, bring it up. Slam the bar down. Boom.
I’ve always found that visualizing lifts/plays in football/exams prior to doing them allows me to be prepared for the actual event. Going over the lift in your head prepares you for what is about to happen and allows you to be ready for whatever aspect you usually struggle with on a given lift (ie on cleans I need to tell myself to extend my hips all the way and then drive elbows through).