Consistency ft. @morgan_wallace13
Shown are Morgan's warmups on the Snatch leading to her working weight with 64 kg (140 lb). In the past two months, she's worked up to a heavy single in the Snatch 3 times. The first time, she Snatched 61 kg with 0 misses working up, the second time she Snatched 66 kg and 67 kg (Both PR's) with 2 misses, and the third time she Snatched 70 kg (PR) with 1 miss. In each of these workouts, Morgan made above 90% of her lifts, from warmups all the way to her heaviest single for the day. If a lift wasn't technically sound, then the weight was repeated before Morgan moved up in weight.
Consistency pays off in Weightlifting. The format of a Weightlifting meet allows for THREE attempts on the Snatch, and THREE attempts on the Clean & Jerk. In my opinion, A lifter who is allowed to miss as many reps as they make in training is much less likely to hit lifts in competition vs someone who has a habit of making lifts. Furthermore, a lifter who hits each lift in the same technical manner is more likely to be successful vs a lifter whose lifts look different each time. The results in competition with both me and my lifters dramatically improved when I started focusing on being more consistent. To paraphrase Bruce Lee, "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 Snatches once, but I fear the man who has practiced one Snatch 10,000 times." (It makes sense if you think about it!)