Ah, Friday. Half of this week was composed of training sessions in the morning and another in the afternoon which I presented. I was glad that I could get a couple of days rest from that.
This evening, I did the following exercises, which started with another one of my favorite exercises:
- Hang power cleans
- Side-to-side pullups
- Single-leg back extensions
- Horizontal pullups
- 1-2-3 throws
- Dynamic planks
One of the female trainers at the gym I go to here in Lima who has been friendly with me gave me a few pointers today while I was doing my hang power cleans. She told me (in her limited English and simple Spanish for me) to try for a quicker action, in short, try to generate more power instead of the rather slow movement I was doing. She also suggested me to do some jumping exercises on steps in order to develop jumping power in the legs. When I mentioned that the power clean was one of my favorite exercises (which I am seeking to improve), she told me that she was doing Olympic style lifts before she was a trainer, and I could see that she indeed had the build for it. I might try to do those exercises tomorrow morning as an auxiliary session.
Now, as I am writing this post, I am already looking for more hang power clean pointers on the internet! I am just wondering how I could get a video of myself doing these so that I can take a good hard look on things I can do to improve my technique.