Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Back from the AKC Coach's Certification

What a great weekend! Coming from someone who has been training alone as of late, in a cold, dark parking garage, being among a group of others who share my passion for lifting the bells and also in the presence of some of the best lifters in the country makes for a great time!

We did a lot of work this weekend. I estimated that I personally lifted approximately 22 tons on the first day and another 16 tons on the second day of the certification. I received some good technical refinements that I will now be putting into practice.

I took yesterday off to rest my weary body, but still felt a bit of the effects today. I also lost some skin on my left palm toward the end of the second day. I wasn't sure if my hand was up to snatching today. I did a bit, but stopped early. I'll be doing some teaching tomorrow, so my hand will have another 48 hours to continue to heal before I attempt any more snatches.

Here's today's session...

Jerk: 2 x 20kg - 5 minutes @ 8 rpm

Snatch: 20kg - 1 min left/2 min right @ 14 rpm

Swing: 20kg - 15/15, 20/20

Jump Rope: 5 min on / 2 min off / 3 min on / 1 min off / 2 min on

That's it for today. By Thursday I should be back to 100%!


Boris T. said...
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Boris T. said...

Lifintg in a parking garage? Sounds familiar to my storage locker situation.

Good stuff with the weekend cert. I find that it helps the mojo to get going when you're surrounded by like minded people.

Howie Brewer said...

Hey Boris, yes I work in an office building that has a corporate fitness center. They won't let me bring my bells in to train, so I keep everything in the trunk of my car, park in the corner of the lowest level of the garage and work my sets on my lunch hour. I have a few pics of my setup on Facebook that you can see if you're interested.