Day 361: Barefoot Snatching
Barefoot in shoes that is…
Much as I love my new shoes, I really can’t get past the fact that they are the embodiment of an oxymoron!
Oxymoron of not, they were awesome things to wear for my PT on Tuesday morning 🙂
I wasn’t sure if they would end up hurting my calves / feet due to me not being used to them, but they worked out really well 😀
Most of the PT session was spent Power lifting…because that is exactly what you need to do at 7am before work on a Tuesday!
Actually it was exactly what I needed to do…it was awesome!
We more or less spent the whole session working on snatches, and various moves that lead into snatches, and improve snatches and suchlike.
I started with hip mobility exercises, then practised overhead squats.
I then learned the motions involved in the power hang snatch (which according to my research seems to be what we were working towards)
I repeated various sections of it multiple times, and also did some power split jerks and shrugs…
more or less everything was done in sets of 8, including the deadlifts we threw in for good measure.
I didn’t go very heavy on the deadlifts this week, I did 8 @ 60kg
The last thing we worked on was a negative pistol squat to roll back, it was basically a controlled falling over backwards..on one leg…
Raise one leg, squat down with the other one, and at the bottom of the movement sit down and roll back in a controlled way. I think it is about balance and leg strength 🙂
For the first time in a long time, we did no boxing, but to be honest, my shoulders hated me enough after 20kg power shrugs…If I had boxed on top of that I might have had to stay in bed! 😉
Day 361 Complete 😀