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sean



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Location: Magheraveely

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:57 am    Post subject: So Close and yet so far Reply with quote

Last Friday i.e. 23/10/09, after no real training for a while, beyond 20-30 kilo - what I call "dead hang snatches", where I try to snatch the bar form a standing position and without any dip, I decided to devote my lunch break (so to speak as I work for myself from my converted garage-office) to wl.

Somehow, the bar felt lighter than normal - I know its only 20kg!, so I got to my max/pb snatch of 60 with only one drop at 50kg. Suddenly I was back to a year ago, when I was continually pulling and sadly dropping 65kg snatches all over the place. I took eight attempts and still couldnt get the f***er.

Then I had another go today and didnt even get 60, though I did pull it to my nipples at least. Excuses I admit, but I find it hard to go for it when my three year old daughter is cheering me on and running over or talking as I am just about to lift. Yea, excuses, either I am weak or cannot access the mindset I used to reach!

As Brendan would rightly say, hogwash - well he wouldn't necessarily use that word, but somehow he can feed positively off distraction -I wish I could.

Then I get an email from Pete which seems to tell me I should be able to do what I did years ago - i.e. 85kg, or should this be lets see 105kg i.e. bodyweight plus 20 kg, just by focusing osoemthing.

I WISH
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