But it always feels better after I break a sweat( that don't take long these days) and get started and I know this so I just get out there. And I am right.But it still ain't nowhere near easy.
Just like if you want to lift heavy you have to make big jumps, if I want bigger swing numbers than I have to do higher reps per set. SO today was tens on each arm followed by DARCs. But after Monday Snatch Hell, anything is low reps and slow.
One arm swing/ DARC combination
10/10/10 x11 sets
max heartrate for any one set: 166
Its also interesting that on wednesdays: I am always tired but my groove is always better,lol.Very smooth and strong. shorter strokes and LOTS of focus on just the hip snap and keeping the hips locked in longer. It's way too easy to jsut snap the hips and relax the glutes which immediately leads to me leaning too early.
Tracy is right, we need to go back and do more swing work.AS usual once I am warm this aint bad.I like getting big chunks of work cut out each set and I dont have to sacrifice power yet either.
16 kgx60 sec x 3sets
Stick slides 4 x6
Stick Shoulder extensions ( both grips) 4x8
I LOVE This exercise, it really gets all the little stuff around the scapula and mid spine.Just hold a stick behind your butt, shoulder width at arms length. With LOCKED elbows raise the stick as far back behind you as you can and feel the stretch on the front delt, biceps, radiobrachialis, prontator teres and the scapular retractor muscles contract hard! Not to mention the triceps. I do it with an overgrip and undergrip. I also use the mirror to make sure the shoulders and the stick stay perfectly level as I raise it behind me.
Think straight arm front raise with the stick behind the back! LOL> I'll get a pictureup when I can. but its easy and its great.Excellent counter stretch to the kettlebell grip muscles tightness.
Rack walks 16 kg
switching hands as usual every 200 feet. A bit beat by now.Don't think I ate enough last night.
rifga stretch 15 minutes ( really needed this)
I was wondering why I was getting so tight and then I realized I havent had any anti inflamms for 3 days which is a record for me lately. Like the last 7 years.So not quite ready to come all the way off but getting closer.
The foam roller and the thumper and the individualized stretching routines might not be the latest in neurological approaches to balancing the body, but just like I prefer in training I need a simple, direct hands on approach I can use daily.The bottom line for me, again just like in training, is 'am I seeing results and can I rely on myself to get it done?' And I am and thats way good enough for me now. I try not to get off horses that aren' t broken.Lord knows I've riden some broken ones for far too long.
datsit. Gotta stretch AND eat.