Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Let's Start At The Top

Starting to work with the 16kg now, I decided today to strictly follow the AKC Fitness Protocol and start back at Level 1. I can make through longer sets, but it obviously takes it toll on me. And I'd rather get in more training, than be forced to take more rest at this point. So back to Level 1 we go.

Warmup consisted of Z-Health R-Phase neck, thoracic, pelvis and knees.

Press: 16kg - 2 minutes (12L/12R)

Snatch: 16kg - 2 minutes (15L/13R)

Long Cycle Press: 16kg - 2 minutes (8L/8R)

Pistol: 2 minutes (8L/7R)

Swing: 16kg - 15/15

My Snatch numbers are a bit askew because I started concentrating on my hand position at the top of the movement while working the right side. That slowed me down a bit.

As for the Pistols, my right side was tighter than my left so I was not able to get rock bottom on that side today. I should probably introduce more stretching into my routine...


hunashaman said...

Probably a good decision. I always tend to overdo things and I think I'd better take some of your advice. Once I'm over this flu I might also drop down a couple of levels to find my feet properly with the 16.

Franklin B Herman, RKC said...

Considering how successful you have been by following the well laid out Fitness Protocol with the 12kg, it only makes sense that you repeat it again with the 16kg.

I don't remember pistols as part of protocol however .. ;^)

Howie Brewer said...

Haha! Very observant, dear Watson!

The pistols are thrown in the help me prepare for Steve Cotter's certification. Just a bit of icing on the cake, so to speak.