Monday, August 9, 2010

New Snatch PR!!!

Stick to the basics and when you feel you’ve mastered them it’s time to start all over again, begin anew – again with the basics – this time paying closer attention.” Coach Glassman

Sometimes, good things come when you least expect them. I had no intention of practicing snatch today, let alone hitting a new PR. This morning at 9:15, I did a "chipper" WOD with Grant & Seabiscuit. I'm calling it the "I need a hero" WOD because it includes portions of "Badger", "Randy", "Nate", and "Jason".

For time:

1 Rd of "Badger"
30 Squat Cleans, 95lb
30 Pull Ups
Run 800m

1/3 of a heavy "Randy"
25 Power Snatches, 95lb

5 Rds of "Nate":

2 Ms Ups
6 KB Swings, 2 pood

1 Rd of "Jason"
7 Ms Ups
21 Burpees over 12" parallette

Time was 29:45. I had so much sweat all over my hands that I kept sliding out of my false grip on the muscle ups. I wasted probably 2-3 minutes having to dry off and re-chalk in between reps. On a less humid day, I have no doubt I could do this one in around 25 minutes. No matter, it was a great WOD.

This afternoon, the Wistroms came back and went through oly lift programming that Melissa has received from Tracy Fober. I figured I'd jump in and play along. Although the workout called for reaching around 75-85% of your max for 2 x 5, once I was warm I decided to keep going up. My previous Snatch PR was 205lb back at the end of April. Today I hit a new PR with a snatch of 215lb. Thanks to all those who were there, cheering me on- the added eyes definitely helped me to focus.

Here's some video of the workout:

210lb Snatch...

215lb Snatch PR...


  1. I need to try that WOD!
    And congrats on the PR; that's awesome!!!

    -Christi Clark

  2. Well thank ya, Christi! I'm planning on making the "i need a hero" workout the CFS WOD sometime soon- so you just might get your chance to try it sooner than later :)