Thursday, April 24, 2008

Life gets in the way

of training sometimes.Had to skip yesterdays training and havent had to do that in eons.But 36 hours of no sleep and no food doesnt bode well for snatch vo2 day,especially the 36:36 protocol. But it did show me just how well the warrior diet works. When you get into fat burn mode you can go a LONG time with no food and not suffer. In fact, it almost gets easier the longer you go- to a certain point. Like the Hungarian RKC team says : "eating makes you hungry".
Didnt get to the workout til 3:30 today, another 20 hours with no food .Things didnt go too badly, all things considered.

Snatch Vo2 36:36 16 kg
17 sets of 16 reps
272 reps
9792 lbs
136 points
HR at end 175

This was so easy to about 12 sets then it got tough, mainly in the grip, towards the end.Used corkscrew technique and had no problem getting 16 reps per work bout, which is just about 8 reps per 15 sec pace-the fastest I can go. The rest period seemed really long, again, up to sets 12 or so.I can really see where this method helps with grip lactic acid tolerance but I hate taking my forearms into heavy fatigue so I didn't push to twenty sets.15:15 pushed cardio much harder for me,although I guess if I tried to fit 17 reps into 36 seconds I could get my HR up more. Next time.

Torch Swings
2 15 lb Clubbells x 5 sets of 8
These went well with lots more control than last week. Really like the shoulder linkiing and the elbow traction;as well as being able to work external/internal rotation in a dynamic movement so easily. Great move and a solid counterbalance to kbs.


BW 157.2!


Aaron Friday said...

Funny how you weigh 157 when you don't eat! Interesting skill you've developed there. I believe fasting was one of the 3 essential skills written about in Siddhartha.

I miss sessions all the time. I expect that will catch up with me before long.

Taikei Matsushita said...

No sleep? Seems like you're in Navy SEALs BUD/S hell week!

I like the Hungarian RKC saying. Did it come from Peter Lakatos RKC?

Mark Reifkind said...


ya gotta remember I weighed 130 when I got out of college then went into ultra training and got to 125. I'm not naturally a big or heavy guy at all.
I love Siddartha, could be my favorite book of all time.
I never miss sessions. I have ocd :)

Mark Reifkind said...


I read that in the last issue of Hardstyle. I think it was Peters quote but not positive.
no sleep sucks.

Aaron Friday said...

Yeah, but after that you wrote the book on pecs, right? No 125er is going to write a book on pecs.

Now that all of your training is functional and your workloads are huge, you have a massive torso. You may not be a naturally big guy, but you have a torso like Paul Bunyan.

Probably half your bodyweight is condensed into that massive torso.

Mark Reifkind said...

oh man I definitely got myself big, 200 at one time but my natural weight is light. and yes 99% of it is from the hips up.

Jordan Vezina said...

During the 36/36 I've found my excuse machine kicks in right around set 14, but I fight through. :)
I just re-tested my cadence yesterday and about to embark upon my new number for 36 seconds. It is going to be unpleasant.

Mark Reifkind said...

good man jordan, let me know what you get.

Jordan Vezina said...

Did it today. 15 reps per 36 seconds on the 20 kilo. Made it through 14 sets before I found myself floating above my body in a white tunnel with Grandma and Elvis.

Mark Reifkind said...

say hi to elvis for me mext time; and grandma too :))