Thursday, February 18, 2010

Returning to Basics

Today was Snatch Day. Today I finally lugged my 20kg bell into work with me. Through the underground garage, put one elevator, through the building lobby, up another elevator and into my office on the fifth floor. As you'd expect the handle stayed nice and warm today. Hurray!

Unfortunately, the cold weather and its effect on my sessions has taken its toll. Here's what happened today...

Snatch: 20kg - 7 minutes @ 14 rpm

Swings: 20kg - 15/15, 15/15, 15/15

Cool down with Z-Health R-Phase.

The time away from long sets has definitely had a negative effect on my grip. I was shooting for an 8 minute set but decided to change hands at the 3-1/2 minute mark. My grip was shot and I did not want to risk tearing my hands. I then decided to finish off with a few swing sets. Maybe because my hands were fatigued, but even these didn't feel as comfortable as I remember. I definitely don't do enough swings. So it's time for me to return to basics. Time to move ahead.


hunashaman said...

You are way too hard on yourself. This is good work. BTW, all your comments about spring crawling closer frightens me - it means that winter is coming for me. Keep em swinging!

Howie Brewer said...

Yes, perhaps I am way too hard on myself. But I suppose that's how I keep myself motivated.

After this post, I went back into my training journal and realized that this session actually beat all but one of my earlier snatch sets! Although I had done 8 minutes in the past, they were at 12 rpm. So I ended up not feeling so bad afterall. =)