30 Air Squats
20/15 Calorie Row
7 Power Snatches (115/85)
For round times, we are aiming to place ourselves in the ballpark range of 2:30, of half of the interval. This will naturally vary amongst athletes, with the take home message being… we absolutely want the rest that follows. If we are moving towards a completion time of 3:30 in the earlier rounds, we won’t be able to sustain the level of intensity we are aiming for.
Pacing wise, we want to move outside our comfort zone on the opening air squats and row calories. The training value in this effort is truly getting to the power snatch barbell fatigued. Being able to cycle the barbell with lactic in the legs and a higher heart rate is what we are after. And although we are always looking to use the clock to our advantage, today is a day where are placing less emphasis on it. Although perfectly even splits are the common goal, today it is truly a chance to become comfortable, being uncomfortable.
A micro-goal for today’s effort could be to push our pace on the squats and rowing calories to a point that leaves us a little worried about how the snatches will go (this is a good thing for today.. moving outside our comfort zone). Another could be the reverse. If we typically would break the power snatch reps at 4-3, let’s push for unbroken sets today, and see if we can hold onto the bar for all five rounds.