Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Just Jerks

Well not exactly. I just liked that title.

Yesterday turned out to be a wash. My alarm went off on time, only the volume was turned all the way down so I couldn't hear it. Today, I heard it. Although I wasn't moving too quickly, I did make it up and got in a short, heavier session.

Warmed up with a few 12kg Swings.

1-Arm Jerk: 16kg - 2 minutes (16L/16R)

1-Arm Jerk: 24kg - 3 minutes (18L/18R)

Pistols: 5L/5R

Swing: 24kg - 10L/10R

My back was a bit tight this morning which made the Pistols a bit more difficult than usual. I want to start making these more regular.

The 24kg Jerks were intense. I don't recall last week's too clearly, but I only did 2 minutes at a bit of a quicker pace. That extra minute sure makes an impact, I suppose. And the 24kg Swings feel like crap. I should probably stick with 16kg's for a little longer. Only a month now until Steve Cotter's cert!


hunashaman said...

Nice work on the 24kg Jerks Howie. They really do kick butt especially when going for 6 minutes. Also impressive work on the pistols. I must definitely at some point master them because I cannot even do one at the moment.

hunashaman said...

Oops, I meant when going for 3 minutes on the 24 jerks, not six.

Howie Brewer said...

Thanks Johan. I've been slacking on the pistols as of late, I know I can do better!

hunashaman said...

Not to worry - for me pistols are more like planks because I end up flat as a plank on the floor when I try them. Aren't you the lucky one for getting to attend the CKT in just a month. I've still got to wait until October. Please do post a review (blow by blow) of your experiences once you've been.

Howie Brewer said...

Yes, I'm excited for the CKT. And you can be sure I'll provide the blow by blow account of the weekend. cO (<-- does that look like a kettlebell?)

hunashaman said...

LOL! Yes, albeit one with a slightly skew handle.

Charley said...

Am I reading 12rpm with the 24kg correctly? That is intense! I need to try them out, and I think I'm ready to start trying assisted pistols again.

Hope you don't mind I plugged your blog in mine.

Howie Brewer said...

Hi Charley. I best go back and clarify my description. I am performing 1-Arm Jerks. So maybe not as intense as you think. Since I'm following the AKC Fitness Protocol, all movements are performed 1-Arm, take for granted and forget that most people are used to doing 2-Arm Jerks. And that's for listing me, I don't mind at all!