Happy New Year everyone! I decided to start off the new year by kicking my workouts up a notch. I realize that I have a long way to go in terms of conditioning so today I introduced the Gymboss Interval Timer into my Swing sets. Wow, what a difference!
But first, let's start at the top...
2-Hand Swings: 16kg - 30, 24kg - 10, 32kg - 10
Turkish Getups: 16kg - 5/5
Clean & Press: 16kg - 1/2/3 x 2 (2 Ladders of 3 Rungs each)
Pistols: 8kg - 1/2/3 (1 Ladder of 3 Rungs)
1-Hand Swings: 24kg
Set Gymboss to 30 sec on/30 sec off: (L/R)
Reset Gymboss to 30 sec on/60 sec off: (L/R)
As you can see, it took a little while before I realized that I should be doing sets of 8 here. That was a good tempo for today. Following the first three sets, I couldn't catch my breath, so I decided to lengthen my rest period. This felt better! I was able to crank out another 6 sets. On the last set I could feel my lower back starting to tighten up, so decided to end it there.
Finished off with a bit of Z - elbows, shoulders and neck.
What a difference using the Gymboss. Up until now, I would perform a set rest until I felt ready and go again. Using the intervals really makes you concentrate and push yourself past your comfort zone. This is a good thing. I was probably going too easy on myself and resting too long before now. Making this a regular in my workouts should really help catapult me to the next level of fitness.
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