Monday, February 4, 2008

Snatches, Swings and More

Warmed up this morning with some Super Joints Select. Then moved right on to...

Turkish Getup: 16kg - 3/3

Combination Squat/Snatch/1-Hand Swing: 16kg - 8/5+5/5+5 for 3 sets

Snatch: 20kg - on the minute for 5 minutes
1-Hand Swing: 20kg - on the minute for 5 minutes

This was a single 10 minute period after the first 5 of snatches switched over to swings. I could have squeezed out a few more sets of snatches if I tried, but I heard this little voice in the back of my head that sounded like Rif saying, "train, don't strain". But this was good. I think I like this method and will try it out with the 24kg on my next snatch day (Wed?). I'll work within the same 10 min block. As I get closer to finishing the entire block with snatches, I'll then make it a bit longer by adding more swings to the end.

Finally finished off with some easy wrist extensor curls with a mere 2.5 lbs. Performed 3 sets, rolling weight up and back down to the floor.

This will be part of my new forearm rehab program. I need to dig up a few tricks that I learned in physical therapy so long ago. I also ordered some finger extensor bands from IronMind yesterday to try out and see if it helps. In the meantime, I am going to try to lay off cleans as much as possible, as I think they are the major culprit here. That's it for today, time to start a new week!


Taikei Matsushita said...

Yeah, train as long as you don't strain. That's how RKC is in my view.

No, I lied. There's more in depth for this.
If you don't feel well, use a training method just enough to recharge yourself. Enough for you to pass a day.

If you feel good, go for it.

On selective occasion, may be once in 3 months or so, go for lunatic fringe. Or may be just for me.

Aaron Friday said...

For the lunatic part, swing and snatch your 32kg. To make 24kg a "normal" weight, you need to play with heavier weights.

Glad you're getting some good sessions in. I'm not. I've been obsessed about economics and powerlifting.

Howie Brewer said...

Thanks Boys. Now that I'm recovering from my month-long illness I will be kicking things up a notch. 32kg will become a regular workout in the very near future.

Aaron, economics and powerlifting... you are truly a rennaissance man!