Motivation
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We went to Sea World on Saturday as part of the family reunion with Sarah’s Family.  I believe there were 52 of us total.  It was not as crazy as I thought it was going to be.  We had a schedule for what time we would attend each show.  Between shows each individual family was free to do whatever they wanted.  Sarah’s parents (mom in particular) would arrive to each show as early as allowed to start saving seats.  This process included more of the parents as the day went on and grew busier at the park.  It was interesting to see how important it was to Sarah’s parents that we all be together during the shows.  Our older kids would go off with their cousins to go on rides together.  It was interesting to see how each show brought everyone back together.  It was great giving the kids some freedom together and then have them rejoin us for the shows.  As a parent I was exceptionally grateful that my older kids really wanted to spend time with their Mom and Dad.  A couple times they chose being with us rather then going off with their cousins.  Sea World really is a neat place.  It is so fun to see so many families together.  I love people watching and enjoyed seeing kids with their parents  and extended family and friends.  Parents acting goofy or dancing just to make their kids smile.  The weather was perfect.  Overcast all day with the temperature staying in the low 70’s.  I hope my kids cherish the day as much as I will.  At the end of the day, with tired eyes, and heavy legs we piled into the car.  All the kids accounted for.  It was then when I realized why Sarah’s mom had made sure their was room for everyone together at the shows.  It doesn’t really matter where we are as long as we are together.
Strength
Lots of repetitions today with the Snatch movement so I would like to see lighter weight.  Today’s focus is more on technique than Strength.  I would like to see us finish the lift better meaning keeping those arms straighter for longer.  Working on making sure that bar path is a vertical line.  That we shrug and then move our body around the bar to get underneath it.
Workout Strategy
Intensity is what allows us to get results.  Move as fast as you can while doing the movements correctly.  The beauty is still in the movements.  Do not compromise to much technique for speed.  The ball slams should be the hardest part of this workout.  It is also the easiest part to not give a full effort.  We can not measure how hard you slam the ball.  That part is up to you.  I encourage you to slam each ball as hard as possible.  Challenge yourself on the toes-to-bar, knees to elbows, or knees raises.  Do the movement to the best of your ability.  Be less concerned with you time as you are with how well each movement is done.  There are 27 total power cleans.  Smooth and steady will give you a fast time.
 
Workout of the Day
Strength of the Day Snatch: 3 every 30 seconds for 10 minutes
Level 1:
30 Jump Ropes

3 Power Cleans, 

30 Ball Slams, 20/12#

6 Power Cleans, 

15 Knee Raises

9 Power Cleans, 

15 Knee Raises

6 Power Cleans, 

30 Ball Slams, 20/12#

3 Power Cleans, 

30 Jump Ropes

Level 2:  30 Jump Ropes

3 Power Cleans, 95/65#

30 Ball Slams, 20/12#

6 Power Cleans, 95/65#

15 Knees to Elbows

9 Power Cleans, 95/65#

15 Knees to Elbows

6 Power Cleans, 95/65#

30 Ball Slams, 20/12#

3 Power Cleans, 95/65#

30  Jump Ropes

Level 3:30 Double Unders

3 Power Cleans, 135/85#

30 Ball Slams, 30/20#

6 Power Cleans, 135/85#

15 Toes to Bar

9 Power Cleans, 135/85#

15 Toes to Bar

6 Power Cleans, 135/85#

30 Ball Slams, 30/20#

3 Power Cleans, 135/85#

30 Double Unders

Level 4:
30 Double Unders

3 Power Cleans, 155/105#

30 Ball Slams, 30/20#

6 Power Cleans, 155/105#

15 Toes to Bar

9 Power Cleans, 155/105#

15 Toes to Bar

6 Power Cleans, 155/105#

30 Ball Slams, 30/20#

3 Power Cleans, 155/105#

30 Double Unders

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