Monday, June 2, 2008


After a long, busy weekend I was actually hoping to get some rest during the week (isn't that just the opposite of how we typically think?) but instead, after dragging my butt out of bed at 5:40am, made myself work through one circuit of kettlebells.

Today I had planned to focus on two things, (1) to exhale on the downswings and (2) get my elbow planted on my hip on each clean.

As simple as this may sound, it proved difficult to do both! My primary focus was on my breathing. This is the opposite of what I have been doing for the past year. So this alone kept my attention pretty much undivided.

I decided to increase the length of my sets to 90 seconds per arm today, while also increasing my rest to 2 minutes in between movements. Only ran through the circuit once today as well. So this is what it looked like...

Clean: 12kg - 90 sec each arm (22L/23R)
2 min rest
Snatch: 12kg - 90 sec each arm (24/24)
2 min rest
Clean: 12kg - 90 sec each arm (24L/21R)

That was it for today. Not sure yet what tomorrow will hold. I guess we'll have to wait and see. Just don't hold your breath. Breath out on the downswing!

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