Today’s class was Clean and Jerks. We did a lot of technical work on Tuesday on the jerk part of the lift which is technically more difficult, so today was mostly power clean and jerk, and not too heavy. Power means that you are not catching the bar in a deeper full squat but you are catching it higher and landing in ‘power position’. I find the power cleans easier than cleans. We usually alternate power clean and jerk, clean and jerk but for some reason today we only did power. Power cleans are easier to me because I find getting down into a deep squat and catching the bar lower takes a lot of warmup and mental preparedness, and catching the bar in power position usually means it’s lighter therefore you can catch it higher. I was the only girl in class today out of five of us so it wasn’t as socially exciting, but I enjoyed it anyways and got to work through a few of my issues with my lifts.
I really hate having my camera out for class so I do it discreetly, and I also try to only do it for a few moments so that it’s not a distraction for me and for others. The footage you see is not going to be my best or favourite lift of the day because of it but you will get a little peek at what an oly lifting class is like and it will give my post a little bit of interesting content (I hope!).
Align Crops, Heathered Dark Cobalt Cool Racerback (WMTM), Lorna Jane sports bra (no longer available), Nike Romaleo 2