Inching up, inching up!
Was shooting for an 8 minute jerk set today. It didn't work out exactly as I'd hoped...
Jerk: 2 x 20kg - 7-1/2 minutes - 6/6/6/6/6/6/6/2 (44 reps)
Snatch: 20kg - 6 minutes @ 14 rpm
Treadmill: 20 minutes walk/run
I could have made it to 8 minutes with the jerk given my conditioning and strength. Unfortunately, my technique was breaking down and that forced me to stop the set. The bell in my left hand was shifting, wasn't sitting right and kept landing on the knuckles of my hand. I was losing balance with that bell in subsequent reps and tried to end it clean.
It's ok. This is still a PR for me. My longest jerk set with the 20's yet. And most reps to date. Next week I am going to make my baseline sets 6 minutes rather than 5 and keep on pushing.
Snatches felt good. I'm now getting a real strong finger lock with the right hand. Need to focus on same with the left.
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