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CrossFit Lynchburg – Weightlifting Practice – Week of 8/24/2015

By August 24, 2015No Comments

The purpose of this work is to give CrossFit Lynchburg athletes more practice in the snatch and clean & Jerk, to work on things they won’t get to in class or to work on things more.  Think of weightlifting the way you would golf – it is practice – practice for a skill that just happens to be a strength sport.

There are three days of work listed below.  The intention is for it to be “between day” work or open gym work.  Ideally it would be done Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.   Typically the “Day 1” work is medium heavy, with percentages in the 75%-85% range.  The “Day 2” work is lighter, and you are more likely to see power versions of both lifts.  The “Day 3” work is the heaviest day, with percentages getting into 90%+ range.

Now that you know the purpose and what to expect you can plan your training a little better.  Good luck!

Before each session get warmed up with a barbell and practice positions of the lifts.  Here’s some suggestions:
Barbell Work
Olympic Lifting Warm Up – Mobility
Olympic Lifting Warm Up – Activation
Olympic Lifting Warm Up – Movement Prep

Day 1
Muscle Snatch + Tall Snatch
8 Sets as heavy as possible

Hang Clean  + 2 Split Jerks (below knee on hang)
8-10 Reps between 75% – 80%

Accessory Work
3 x 10 GHD Hyperextensions
**Hold 10th rep for max seconds**

Day 2

Snatch + OHS
Work to 85% of 1RM, 8 sets at most

Tall Clean
Work to a heavy single

Jerk Dip + Split Jerk
Work to a moderate double for the complex

Accessory Work
Heavy KB farmers carry.  Heavy as possible for 300m each hand.

Day 3

Snatch
-Accumulate 8 reps between 90%-95%

Jerk
6 x 2

Accessory Work
Work to a max height box jump

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