***I’m 90% finished getting the pics from Pukie’s Funhouse 2013 posted to the web for all to see and enjoy…forgive my tardiness. They should all be up by this evening and I’ll have a link on the site tomorrow.***
- 5 TGU (L 53/35)
- 45 Double Unders (3:1)
- 15 Box Jumps (24/20)
- 75 Sit Ups
- 5 TGU (R 53/35)
Roadkill Fitness: Surviving and Thriving Through Variance
by Pat Sherwood – CrossFit Journal
I’m not a talented Olympic lifter, and that doesn’t bother me. I would get my ass kicked by Lindsey Valenzuela, Elisabeth Akinwale or Camille Leblanc-Bazinet using the same loading. I practice the snatch and the clean and jerk because of the positive adaptations they provide to my overall fitness.
With that in mind, I try to do 30 squat snatches a week just to keep my “skills” sharp. A few months ago I began this little ritual with 135 lb. Each week I would stay at the same weight or, if I felt froggy, bump it up 5 lb. These sessions are like a rushed heavy day for me. I don’t time them (just as I wouldn’t time a heavy day), but I move with a purpose and try to minimize my rest. The key to neurologically demanding lifts is practice.
The heaviest I recently worked up to was 30 snatches with 165 lb. I was ecstatic!
But given that we were about to begin a 100-day motor- cycle journey through 16 countries, the only gear I decided to pack was a pair of wrist wraps and a jump rope. I was prepared for my precious squat snatch to go to shit.