Friday, August 6, 2010

Snatch Balance 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

I've been looking forward to trying my hand at this lift for a while. The past few weeks, I've been waiting for the right place to throw it into my little "S.E.M" rotation. Today was the day. I've only tried to hit higher loads on snatch balance once or twice before- and both times I shut it down around 205 or 215lb. The more I train the major lifts, oly lifts, and skill transfer lifts, the more I realize the importance of progression and the need for a proper warm up. It might also be because I turned 30 this year and now my body figuratively "flips me the bird" every time I try to rush into a WOD. Any WOD. At any rate, I took my time, and although I missed once or twice I managed to hit alot as well. I'm both happy and thankful to report my 2nd PR this week with a Snatch Balance of 245lb. Then I realize that I'm really not that cool because I have the same as Snatch Balance PR as 2010 CrossFit Games 3rd Place finisher, Chris Spealler's Snatch Balance PR. I weigh 200lb and Speal weighs 140lb, yet he can throw up 105lb OVER his own BW! In France, I believe the word for this phenomenon is, "Le-Git". It's all downhill for me from here, kiddos :)

Here's some video of the workout:

205lb...
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...a 225lb miss (featuring bonus temper tantrum footage)...
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a successful 225lb attempt...
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...here's 235lb...
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...and finally, the 245lb PR...
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