Monday, July 14, 2008

Rainy Monday Morning Kettlebells

I REALLY need to set up a video camera in my bedroom. It's not what you think... ;) This is happening way too often now. Last night I specifically made sure that the alarm was set and that the volume was turned up for this morning. Earlier I woke up on my own at 5:40am. The alarm had been set for 5:00. As I looked at the clock, the alarm was turned off. I must be sleep shutting off during the night. This is crazy. I know my solution is to move the alarm away from the bed, but somehow that seems like self-induced torture. Oh well, I still got in my workout this morning.

I took yesterday off as I could really feel the impact of switching over to the 16kg. And bad me, I didn't drop back on my time. Neither today. I kept on with the 4 minute sets but slowed my pace. And I am proud to say that I was not chasing reps. I found a nice tempo that would allow me to get through the 4 minutes and tried to keep that pace. Here's what today looked like...

Warmup: Z-Health R-Phase - thoracic, shoulders and neck

1-Arm Jerk: 16kg - 4 minutes (20L/20R)

Snatch: 16kg - 4 minutes (16L/16R)

1-Arm Long Cycle: 16kg - 4 minutes (12L/12R)

I will have to wait to see how I feel tomorrow. I may drop back down to the 2 minute sets if this proves to be too big a jump for me at this point. Only time will tell. Jerk 'em high y'all.

2 comments:

hunashaman said...

Nice Howie! I'm glad to see you are slowing on the pace. Although not strictly keeping to the AKC protocol I don't think maintaining the 4 minute sets is a bad idea. You'll be up to your usual pace before you know it.

Howie Brewer said...

As I said, I may drop the time. But with Steve Cotter's cert coming up soon, I don't want to go too easy on myself right now. But then again, I will of course listen if my body tells me different.