Saturday, April 5, 2008

An Almost Spring Day

57 degrees F outside today. Sunny with just a few clouds. This is an almost perfect Spring day. It was a bit cool, but once I started moving, it actually turned out to be the perfect temperature. That is because today I brought the Brett Jones Prep Workout #2 outside today.

My forearms and shoulders were feeling good this morning. Again, when I say good, it means not worse. I still have pain in both forearms. It just might be starting to improve, but not enough for me to be really sure just yet. At the same time, I continue to train. And as long as I don't make things worse, I'm happy.

So today I decided to bring with me two 16kg bells. We were going to change things up just a bit to accommodate being outside today. Here's what today's session looked like...

BJ#2 with Double 16kg bells

Walking Presses: 5/5
Double Swings: 10
Walking Presses: 5/5
Clean & Front Squat: 10
Walking Presses: 5/5
Windmills: 5/5
Walking Presses: 5/5
Snatches: 10/10
Walking Presses: 5/5

Rack Walk with Double 16kg

Snatches: 10/10

Rack Walk with Double 16kg

The Walking Presses were performed from the Double Rack position. With each step I pressed with the same arm.

All movements that required a Clean were performed with just a single Clean to get into position.

I substituted Windmills for Getups since I didn't want to be rolling around in the dirt.

Snatches were performed with a 3-breath hold at the top of each rep. Being outside I could really exaggerate the downswing on these. I preferred to use a straight arm coming down, turning the thumb under and really tried to hike the bell behind me. These really felt great. Maybe training in my little space indoors caused a bit of reluctance to "go for it" on each rep? Not sure. All I can say is that I am glad the warm weather is returning!

Performing this while walking took me almost across the entire length of my yard. I can see that I'll be working up to multiple laps. I considered it today, but wanted instead to do a few more Snatches.

So tomorrow I am scheduled for the BJ#3 workout. I still haven't made it to this one yet, so let's cross out fingers that my schedule works out for me. Swing 'em high y'all!

2 comments:

Take One Pole said...

You are rocking the program. Bet you kick everyone's a** at the RKC! At least you know the weather will be beautiful, sunny SoCal brilliance!

Howie Brewer said...

Thanks TOP. And yes, looking forward to sunny SoCal!!