Thursday, January 31, 2008

Some Basics

I'm starting to feel like this cough/cold of mine is finally starting to let up. Although if you ask the people around me, they might think otherwise. But I can feel it's grip on me starting to ease. So today I kept it simple, didn't do too much, but wanted to hit the major movements.

Warmed up with Super Joints "Select". That's what I'll call it, since I didn't hit everyone of the 17 movements but a select group. I pulled my rattan staff out of the garage and practiced the Russian Pool movement today. The second half of this move is pretty rough.

Then onto the kettlebells...

2-Hand Swing: 16kg - 30, 24kg - 20, 32kg - 10

Halos: 16kg - 4/4

Circuit - 3x through:
Pistols: 16kg - 3/3
Military Press: 16kg - 5/5
Snatch: 24kg - 5/5

I wanted to press the 24kg but wasn't feeling it this morning, so dropped down to the 16kg. Forearms are hurtin'. Pistols felt good, got down rock bottom. Snatches felt light as a feather at top with good drive from the legs and hips. (Probably should have thrown in a few more sets at the end, but opted out today.) Time to prepare for morning rush hour!

2 comments:

Aaron Friday said...

Howie, what's up with your forearms? Get some deep body work and work that stuff out. Foam ball or roller at least. High-volume snatch with 24kg is well within your reach.

Howie Brewer said...

Don't know. I did get a foam roller this week and am starting to try to work things through. Maybe I'll flip through the Yellow Pages to see if there are any good massage therapists in the area.