Jerk @18kg x10min @16 rpm
Target: 160 reps Achieved: 134
Jerk @20kg 1min e.s @14rpm x4 sets
Box Back squat 55kgx8; 65kgx8; 67.5kgx6; 67.5kgx6
Circuit x2 rounds
Glove snatch 16kg 100 reps
10min jerk set with the 18kg at 16rpm was a massive fail – as i had expected. I finished 5min on the left but only managed 3.5min on the right. Although i failed time wise i did have enough energy to do 4 interval sets with the 20kg and a short glove snatch at the end.
Coming off 3 weeks of consecutive fails in my jerks it is no surprise i failed today. I won’t go into massive analysis but here are a few observations:
* I seem to be good at short fast sets
* I am not so good at long fast sets
* I have been failing all my long fast sets this cycle (with the 20kg)
* It seems to take me more than a week to adapt to the longer set and reach my targets in both reps and time
So..taking into account the above i am a bit intrigued as to why we chose to to a 10minute jerk test today? I am very curious as to the rationale behind it. On Monday i reached 6min with everything i had in the tank..so it was a bit ambitious to think today i would reach a full 10minutes. If i had done a 7min test as per the logical progression i would have been fine…my next question is following the logic of the program wouldn’t i have been ready for a 10minute test in 2 weeks time instead of today?
I like to know the rationale behind my programming and right now i am not really feeling like we are tweaking the program as a result of the outputs i am actually getting. With no set comp date locked in wouldn’t it make more sense to slow down and give each long set 2 weeks of adaptation?