Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Nice 20kg Session

A few good things came out of today session. First allow me to spell it out, then we can discuss...

Jerk: 2 x 20kg - 4 minutes @ 6 rpm

Snatch: 20kg - 4 minutes @ 14 rpm

1-Arm Jerk: 28kg - 8L/8R

Swing: 28kg - 10L/10R

Jerk - this set felt relatively ok. I still need a lot of work with my rack but lasting the four minutes is getting more comfortable. I plan to continue with the 4 minute sets until I'm in one and by the time 4 minutes rolls around I decide to go for 5 minutes.

Snatch - technique is feeling good except for the last 30 seconds on my left side. The bell isn't landing solidly at the top. It's a fatigue issue. I will continue to work the 4 minute sets until I can remain strong throughout. There might be a 5 minute set in my near future, but it will be at a slower pace.

OAJ - the 28kg bell is feeling good with these. I am ready to bump up to the 32kg.

Swing - I am now beginning to feel more solid on my left side which has not been the case up till now. My right side has always felt solid but not so on the left. That's changing now. Once I lock this in comfortably, I'll introduce the 32kg. Will do this at the same time as the OAJs since I am already loading the trunk of my car with over 150lbs of bells each day (killing my gas mileage).

That's it for today! Jerk 'em up y'all!


hunashaman said...

Well done Howie. It is amazing that you are starting to contemplate the 32kg bell already. I'm sure it won't be long before you are swinging the 40kg.

Howie Brewer said...

40kg?!?!? I'll have to research to see if there's a 36kg available. Maybe by the end of the year? =)