Lucky number 7

Warm-up
2x
30sec Samson stretch
10 Shoulder dislocates
10 Shoulder dislocates (bottom of squat)

Skills
PVC
Snatch Deadlift
Snatch High Pull

Strength
Snatch Grip Deadlift – 2-2-2-2 (maxed 80kgs, 50kgs)

WOD
Scorpion Bowl
7 rounds (15 minute cap)
7 Thrusters (40kgs, 25kgs)
7 Burpees

Today felt like a day for new things. We practiced the hook grip on all the lifts, which in theory can let you add 5% more weight. It hurts your fingers more than the additional weight though, but what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger right? According to Phillip, you can’t lift anywhere near your normal deadlift vs using a snatch grip deadlift. So looking at the numbers, that means our old 1RM of deadlifts are now out the window and we could theoretically go heavier. I am quite curious regarding this and would like to test myself out with this lift. Hopefully we can see how we’ve progressed so far.

I have mix feelings about the WOD. I initially had 45kgs on the bar but had to bring it back down to 40kgs after 3 rounds as it was getting too heavy to do the prescribed amount of reps without sacrificing good form. The burpees were getting harder as the rounds piled on. At the end of 15 minute cap, both Socs and I finished 6 rounds even.

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3 thoughts on “Lucky number 7

  1. @ Socs, don’t worry, it absolutely counts!
    @ Allan, Grip is one of the limiting factors when dealing with heavier weight, and most high level Olympic lifters use the hook grip for the security it provides. If you managed to hit a heavier load today on a snatch grip deadlift, odds are you can crush your old deadlift PR. We’ll just have to see. šŸ˜›

  2. Phil, I felt I could get close to my deadlift PR (105kg) earlier if came to it. I think all the technique that translates to the deadlift is finally going in my head šŸ™‚

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