Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I hope that everyone reading this entry has a great day and is able to be thankful for something truly wonderful in their life. As difficult as life is, I still wouldn't pass it up. I am extremely thankful for my health and my beautiful family. I am also thankful that I stumbled across the American Kettlebell Club earlier this year which changed the way I look at my lovely kettlebells. I am also thankful for them and the joy (and pain) that they give me.

So before I head over to visit family today, I squeezed in a short workout that looked like this...

Swing: 12kg - 10/10; 16kg - 10/10

Snatch: 12kg - 6 minutes @ 16 rpm - total of 96 reps

Jerk: 2 x 12kg - 3 minutes @ 6 rpm - total of 18 reps

I was very happy with today's session. I dropped back in time on the Snatches so that I could increase my pace from my previous workouts. I could definitely feel the difference but it wasn't anything that was too overwhelming.

I was almost ready to quit after the Snatches, but after reading Scott Helsley's blog post yesterday about improving your rack, I decided to keep the reps low back work on my flexibility a bit.

This worked out rather well. I learned that I am not flexible enough (yet) to reach my elbows to my hips without unlocking my knees. I decided to allow the knee bend for now since the bells are light enough that my legs can handle it. Hopefully, my flexibility will improve so that this won't be an issue when I start moving up to the bigger bells.

I think it's time to get ready to eat now and give thanks. Thanks!

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