It's been a busy weekend and I hadn't had a chance to update my journal here, so let me fill y'all in on what's been going on.
On Saturday, I held my 2nd kettlebell class outside in a local public park. Two members showed up and we went through the basics of kettlebell lifting. We reviewed swings, cleans and presses.
One attendee brought along her DD 14lb bell which she said she wanted to work toward being able to press it. At her gym, her trainer only has her performing dumbbell presses with 8lb dumbbells. Well, with a bit of coaching she was able to press that baby a few times in each arm right off the bat! I was so proud!! =)
Mixed into the class we also did some joint mobility work, some stretching and some qigong breathing exercises. We were lucky to have a beautiful morning to workout in and it was the start to a good weekend.
Now Saturday, mind you, was supposed to be my rest day. But after giving that class and all the demonstrating that went along with it, I decided to rest up on Sunday instead. So yesterday was nothing (except 2 sets of swings to loosen me up).
Today was my scheduled 'heavier' day. Here's the play by play...
Warmup: Z-Health R-Phase - Lumbar and Thoracic
16kg - 2 min (16L/16R)
24kg - 2 min (16L/16R)
32kg - 1 min (3L/3R)
2x 16kg - 10
2x 24kg - 10
16kg - 10/10
24kg - 10/10
I was very happy with how much easier the 24kg jerks felt. But first time attempting to jerk the 32kg, wow, what a difference. But hey, gotta have something to work toward, right?
That's it for today. Tomorrow is scheduled rest day, Z is on the docket. Jerk 'em high y'all!
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