Work up to 5 heavy sets
2 clean+ 1 jerk (power cleans, push press or push jerk all OK)
Then we worked our way around the room giving everyone a chance to do their “best” Clean and jerk. Best was to be a balance of technique, improvement, and weight- not just going heavy!
Tom A: 185 looked easy, 195 was a no go. Needs to work on getting under the weight and elbows higher. Push press @ 185 looked light, there is strength to move a lot more weight!
Brendan; Great improvement, hit 165? With consistent footwork that will be really easy quickly. Also using all strength/ no drive to go overhead.
Sara: missed once, came back to hit 124 easily. Pulling the heck out of the bar, not getting under or elbows around at first. Got a little aggressive with the lift!
Chris W: Big improvement on the second pull, not sure of the weight.
Steve O: Sandbagged a little @ 205, but a good example of speed. Making the bar accelerate and look light is the key. I’d like to see Steve clean 275 by Halloween (gauntlet being thrown down)!
Reggie: Still muscling the weight, but notice how he makes himself do the front squat after? this will pay off in the long run.
Elliot and Brenda got to work on the basics, no cleans until the deadlifts and front squats are developed.
15 Min. AMRAP
5 PUSH PRESS