Monday, June 16, 2008

Well What Do You Know?!!

It turned out to be a busy weekend for me so I didn't get any kettlebell workouts in. Yesterday was Father's Day, although I spent most of the day catching up on some work around the house. Spent a few hours working outside directly under the blazing sun which assisted in sapping my energy.

Therefore, today I decided to go a bit easy on myself and only run through a single circuit with the bells, using a somewhat easy routine. Last easy routine included 8kg Bottom Up Cleans. I was able to nail those nicely, so today I decided to attempt these once again with the 12kg... and what do you know?!! I was AMAZINGLY surprised!! This is what the morning looked like...

Bottom Up Clean: 12kg - 3 min (L24/R24)

Snatch: 12kg - 3 min (L24/R24)

Long Cycle Press: 12kg - 3 min (L12/R12)

Swings: 16kg - L10/R10

I was able to nail the Bottom Up Cleans dead on! What was it - two weeks ago or so that these were flopping all over on me?? I was completely amazed at how easy these felt relative to my last outing. And even funnier is that my left side felt stronger than my right. (My right arm could still be fatigued from yesterday's work.) All I can say is "WOW"!!

(P.S. Next time I'll attempt the BUP's half naked, perhaps I'll be able to move up to the 16kg's without any additional prep.)


hunashaman said...

Happy belated Father's Day Howie! Good work on the bottoms up cleans. I'll have to throw another one of those sessions in sometime this week.

Taikei Matsushita said...

Happy Father's day.

Your naked BU press video should be posted.