Saturday, February 02, 2013
22 kg Snatch 9/9 x 10 sets
Thought I was pretty much done with the bronchitis but last night it reared up again and it made breathing a bit more difficult than usual today. Slept well but still not great energy for this workout. Weighing in at 155 didn't help either and I haven't been trying to drop any weight :( I have been eating 'extra' clean and as long as I don't drop below 155 I'll keep it but if I do it will be time to break out the ice cream.
I know, I know, I'm not getting any sympathy on this and don't want it :) Just the facts. Lighter bodyweight DOES make the bell heavier. At 155 the 24 kg is 34 % of my bodyweight. For a 220 lb guy the 24 is just 24 % of their bodyweight. I would only have to use a 16 kg bell to get a 24 % weight. BIG Difference eh?
To all who say it doesn't matter, drop twenty pounds and watch ALL your lifts go down and feel heavier :) Of course I could also get heavier but that's not the goal- BUT it does make it tougher. Fact.
45 minute AM stretch out and everything is still attached. Nothing talking to me except my lungs which is nice. Knee is behaving well and learning how to unlock the fibula via my toes is very cool. Everything is connected, that's for sure.
one arm swing warmup: 16 kg x 5/5 x 2 sets
16 kg x 5/5 x 2
20 kg x 3/3
22kg x 9/9 x 10 sets
this was not as bad as I imagined but it wasn't easy. HR was up higher than usual. My lungs opened up, right on cue, after my 7th set:)) the last three sets were the easiest. Next time around with this weight is 200+ reps then we up the reps to 10/10. Fun! ,lol.
Two hand shield casts
25 x 10/10
35 x 10/10 x 2
this was rough the first set then settled down. The shields are easier on my wrist than the gama cast.
Pushups on rings ( feet on box)
YES! 4 sets of 5 full pushups on rings and NO destabilization.
NICE! Dips are coming soon. Didn't get the full lockout I wanted but very close and most important shoulder was fine. Going to rotate floor pushups, pushups to straight bar and ring pushups on the two days a week I do these. SO SO SO happy to have this pattern back again.
Bodyblade laterals SS band laterals
3 sets of 10/10 on each
My next tattoo.
Arm courtesy of John Wild Buckley. Kanji by Nazo.