If at first you don’t succeed, try try try try try again!

April 22, 2012

Below is a photo showing how I spent most of my training day today!

One of many "failed attempts"








Snatch, 8×2
Clean & Jerk, 8×2
Front Squats, 5×3, 401 tempo


Today was one of those days that tests your patience.  I failed many of my Snatch attempts as you will see, but I ended up pulling it together and completed a few lifts at 115lbs, which is a 5lbs increase from my last session.  My tailbone/L4 is still feeling great and my meniscus doesn’t hurt at all while lifting however as we all can see I tend to favour my good leg when coming out of the squat (left leg).  The Clean & Jerk today was very challenging, I also increased the load by 5lbs which understandably would be more difficult.  I failed a few of these attempts as well however I ran out of space on my memory card to show you these.  One was kind of an epic fail!  Haha, probably best I didn’t show it.


Today was Sunday and on the weekends I like to sleep in a little longer than 4am which results in one less meal during the day.  However, today was supposed to be a carbohydrate loading day but I am going to push it off until my next weight lifting day which will be next Friday.  For those of you who are wondering why I cycle my carbohydrates, I will get into my nutrient ratios at a later date.

7am– Lemon & cayenne water upon waking
Algae Oil, Probiotic, chlorella and Spirulina

8am– Smoothie
Full fat coconut milk, water, Sunwarrior Warrior Blend protein,
spinach, banana, raspberries, ground flax seed, goji berries, maca.
Digestive enzymes

1pm– Post Workout Shake
Sunwarrior Brown Rice protein, Medjool dates, goji berries, carob,

2pm– Vegan Pizza


2x Ezekiel shell, pesto sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, red pepper, mushrooms.
Digestive enzyme.

5pm– Snack
Sweet Potato, zucchini hummus, hemp seed, broccoli and carrots.

6pm– Salad
Spinach, avocado, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cherry tomatoes, olive oil & lemon
Digestive enzyme.

9pm-Before Bed
Algae oil, Zinc and Magnesium

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