Thanks for kind words.
I am just back from the olympic lifting gym.
Today was pretty much leg day and oly lifts. I did less volume for legs than I may have done because a lot of drops and snatch balance etc takes it out of my legs. My friend is pretty much coaching me and I apologise I do not know all the names of exercises yet
I started off with lots of warm ups with just the bar for front squats.
This progressed into dropping into a snatch bottom position whilst simultaneously locking the bar out.
We then progressed into a more explosive version of this
A few sets of pulls from the knee followed on before finally we began practising the full snatch.
My friend was good at highlighting things I was doing wrong and I tried my best to correct them. Basically I left today feeling confortable with the snatching and the pull but realising I was not cathcing it low enough or dropping into it fast enough. The fact i know this means I can work on it.
I snatched 132lbs (Monster weights) for multiple singles.
I then practised the clean and catching the clean - This was trickier as I often relied on brute strength rather than controlled explosion as I knew I was strong enough to power clean it. i will also try to rectify this and 200lbs literally felt like no weight at all. that was my top set.
After that i done a few sets of front squats lighter than I normally go as my legs were fried. I probably done 100+ explosive squats with bodyweight - 135lbs so I simply done teh following
132 x 5
198 x 5
242 x 5
264 x 5
286 x 5
297 x 5
198 x 10
Called it a day - legs tired now, eating food then heading out as I have the weekend off. I will explain more about this when I have more time. Monday is chest day so it will be telling in regards to my shoulder etc