Felt much better yesterday and last night, so I am up and at 'em again this morning. Today I chose what is called the "Arm Grappler". I now understand why it is called that - my grip is shot!
Warmed up with Z-Health R-Phase thoracic, shoulder and elbow movements.
1-Arm Long Cycle (Jerk): 12kg - 4 minutes (20L/20R)
Snatch: 12kg - 4 minutes (32L/32R)
1-Arm Bottom Up Clean: 12kg - 4 minutes (32L/32R)
Swing: 16kg - 15/15
I have to admit the Bottom Up Cleans were UGLY! I had to take a quick break one minute it to chalk my hands. The sweat was making these impossible. I was then able to eke (sp?) these out, but they were still not pretty. I was forced to use my other hand at times to help stabilize the bell. Nonetheless, my forearms are shot. At the end of the 4 minutes, I attempted to pick up my towel which proved to be quite difficult.
This also made the finisher Swings taxing due to my challenged grip and hands. But you know what? It's DONE!! And so am I (for today). =)
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