15 Jul 2010
Perfect practice makes perfect, and we strive for perfection. I know that it’s taking a while for me to commit to a facility and that’s delaying our progress towards working up to heavy barbell work, but I promise you, the work that we’re doing now will transfer over to better performances once we start Olympic lifting with heavy loads. Refine your fundamental techniques now while you can.
Much thanks to our candidate trainers for leading the workout portion of the day yesterday. You’ll be seeing them take a larger role in class as they prepare to build the necessary experience to become TracFit instructors.
Workout (Compare to 5/10/10)
In groups (focus on technique, time less of a factor):
25 back squats
25 front squats
25 overhead squats
25 push presses
25 push jerks
50 squat cleans
AM Group = 24:30
Hoa’s Group = 37:32
Mychal’s Group = 39:33
Alex’s Group = 37:12
21 May 2010
25 back squats, front squats, and overhead squats (each with PVC pipe)
25 presses, push presses, and push jerks
50 squat cleans
Yesterday’s workout was skill development centric. Confidence is built upon repeated success, and success is obtained through practice and hard work. We spent time reviewing the points of performances of the squats, presses, and Olympic lifting series.
We could have had everyone do the workout individually, but that would have put to much emphasis on completing the workout first. By having the athletes complete to workout as a group, we took the tempo down and kept a closer focus on perfecting their technique. It also gave us an opportunity to further develop the interaction between the athletes.
Sarah’s Kids Workout (Sarah just turned 8!)
8 frog jumps
1 ball slam…8 ball slams
1 jump rope…8 jump ropes
Continue with the frog jumps until we work up to a round of 8 ball slams and 8 jump ropes. Sarah’s time = 9:55.