Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bad Post Record

Ok, so my posting record has stunk lately but my training carries on. Got less than a month until RKC and I am so excited! I feel pretty ready strength wise. I just worry that 3 days of training straight is going to kill me. I rarely find 3 days straight now that I can train. I have put on a few pounds of muscle since bumping up the weights. This was unintentional but I am not complaining. It will help in April.

Today is Tommy's birthday. We started out going down to Oak Island to go skydiving (him, not me...been there, don't need to go again now that Kai is here.) Unfortunately, they cancelled due to high winds. So he is out back trying to put up his new climbing training board. I love it when he gets cool training gifts that I can use too.

Todays Practice: Felt awesome today
Indo Board 2 minutes
Z warm up, pump, halos
Swing intervals. 20 reps X 10 sets, 16kg. 30 sec. rest b/w sets.
1A. Clean Squat Press 3 sets X 5 reps ea., 16kg
1B. Pullups/Chin Ups/Close Grip 1 set ea. X 5 reps (slow)
2A. Get ups 2 sets X 3 ea. 16 kg (continuous)
2B. Plank 1 minute X 2 sets

Time to plant the garden.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Snatch Day

It has been a while since my last post. I have been trying to get started on construction of my gym. Tom and I are building one in the backyard (nicknamed the poolhouse for the sake of the neighbors). So every second I have to spare has been spent on that. I have been staying on schedule and really trying to practice my snatches. Every time I think I have it down, I start to muck it up again. So on with the practice. Today:

Snatches with 12kg 10/10, 12/12, 14/14, 16/16, 18/18, 20/20 My forearms are blown by the end of this. I could barely hold on for the last few. At the end they (and my hands) look like I have been plowing the field all day.
Practiced some cleans
2H Swings 16kg 10 with 10 seconds rest X 5 sets.

Can't believe I will be at RKC next month. Can't wait.