Tuesday, March 11, 2008

First Workout in DST

DST, that's Daylight Savings Time. Yesterday morning wasn't happening for me. With the time change over the weekend and my inability to fall asleep at a decent hour on Sunday night, I slept through my normal workout time yesterday morning. Today takes its place.

Getups: 24kg - 3/3

Pistols: 12kg - 3/3, 3/3
Palm Press: 16kg - 5/5, 5/5
(These were done as a superset.)

2-Hand Swing: 24kg - 10

1-Hand Swing: 24kg "On the Minute" - 6/6 for the first 12 minutes, 5/5 for the next 3 minutes
Total of 15 minutes, 174 swings, 9,187 lbs or 612 lbs/min (if one is interested in density).

I had originally wanted to make it through at least the first 10 minutes with the 6/6 and then hoped to finish off another 10 minutes with 5/5. But I got a bit greedy and kept up the 6/6 for another 2 intervals. At the 15 minute mark, I was tired. And as is now becoming a habit, a Mini Mark Reifkind was sitting on my shoulder telling me, "Train, don't strain!" So that's when I hit the brakes.

I then finished up with some forearm work. I experimented a bit with my last (silver) theraband and was able to find a nice angle to perform wrist extensions that perfectly target my problem area. (Luckily it's the same on both arms.) I've also been experimenting with some wall stretches to better target the spot. So we shall see. Lastly, performed two sets of French Presses with the 16kg for 10 reps each.

That's it, time to get ready for work. Swing 'em high!

3 comments:

Franklin said...

Excellent workout! Nice job with the weighted pistols.

Also I would like to encourage you to post a video of your elbow/forearm wall stretching and theraband rehab work.

Aaron Friday said...

Well, you missed 20 minutes, but now you've got a no-brainer goal to work toward. Excellent swings as is, IMO.

Howie Brewer said...

Thanks Guys. Yeap, 20 min of 6/6 is now a short-term timed workout goal.

Franklin, maybe this weekend I'll have a chance to video something. I only have my digital camera to right now, but that should work for short pieces.