Thursday, July 15, 2010

Quick and dirty pr

A Rob Zombie inspired workout today.

We had a delivery of new flooring coming to Girya today right at Tracy and my workout time so I figured I had to get in my presses at 9 am when I had a cancellation. My 8 am client ran late and I was just not feeling it; I hate rushing my training,especially when it's not my normal training time.

But Tracy came in from one of her three or four scheduled workouts today ( on her way to Bikrams) and I knew I had to get something on the books. I had done some pre emptive presses tuesday in case this didnt work out but I had the time so I got something done.

Didn't expect to feel so strong , much less get a pr. but there it was. As my tag line pn my blog says, you have to lay in wait for it, patiently, and be ready to grab when Grace lays in down in front of you.

There it was in front of me so I picked it up.
Strong feels so good.

Clean and press

16 lkg x5/5
20 kg x5/5
24 kg x3/3

28 kg x1/1
x5/5 PR

I had no idea where my strength would be with the 28 today when I started, that's why I choose singles to begin with. Really I would have been ok with doing 8-10 sets of 1/1 today. no lie. But after each set I said to myself,'self, that was easy. lets do another rep on the next set'.

I had no expectations of doing fives, as the most I have ever done with this weight was triples and that was just a few weeks ago. So when the triple went up so fast I tried fours and they went the same way,fast strong and easy. I thought abut stopping there but I was feeling solid so I went for the fives and they rocked. Nice, a real PR. Gotta love those.

5 sets of 15 seconds

Started against the wall and tapped off to a free handstand. with my pressing strength up these are feeling very solid.

Datsit. 30 minutes, quick and dirty.


Diana said...

Strong DOES feel good! I got quite a few PR's for myself tonight!
How can anyone NOT love a kettlebell???? I just don't get it!

Mark Reifkind said...


I don't mind at all that not every body 'gets' kbs. they are hard, they require a lot and most people are just not up to it. that's fine.

they separate the wannabe's from the ones that will accomplish their goals.
thanks for the comment and what we're your pr's?

Diana said...

Exact details of the workout are on my blog, but pretty much double 16kg's for the entire thing! Cleans are looking nice since the RKC-feels good when the moves are right on the money!
Plus snatched the 20kg for first time!
Love, love, lovin' it!!!!

Mark Reifkind said...

nice job on the 20 kg snatch diana, that's great. and double 16's are no joke.