Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Training alongside the Fighters

So I've now begun to train my kettlebells in the local MMA. It's quite a change from the parking garage! First of all, there is actually air circulating and light to see. That alone is a big improvement. Today while I trained, there was a boxer working out next to me and a crew of jiu jitsu practitioners working on the mat. Having other dedicated individuals around you while training is definitely a great motivator. In a sense, it also makes me feel somewhat primitive, just pumping out reps while they engage in higher order activities. But we all do what we do, right? =)

So here's today's session...

Jerk: 2 x 24kg - 5 minutes @ 8 rpm

Jump Rope: 5 rounds of 2 minutes on / 1 minute off

Snatch: 24kg - 4 minutes @ 12 rpm

Even taking the jump rope 'break' didn't help much with the fatigue from the jerks. The first few snatches in particular were shaky. They firmed up but two minutes per side was it for today. All in all, a good training day!

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