Yesterdays MAX OUT FRIDAY was a big success, several new PR's were set and I expect those records to keep climbing.
Today the focus will be on strength, with squats, push presses, and deadlifts. Usually not as fun as heavy snatches or clean and jerks but these strength oriented lifts lay the base for later increases in the classic lifts. Just remember that it is important to do the lifts we are doing today with the same joint angles, speed, and even rhythm that you use in the snatch and clean and jerk. The closer you come to doing everything the same the greater the carryover that you will get.
So pay attention to detail and set yourself up for a big PR on the snatch next Friday!
Squats 1 set of 5. Use a weight that is heavy, but one that you absolutely WILL NOT MISS. You are going to be trying to up this weight every Saturday for the next few months.
Push press for 1 set pf 5. Same loading strategy as the squats.
Clean grip deadlifts. Same loading strategy as the squats. As heavy as you can go without any chance of missing.