Day 2 – Loads of Work
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
So first of all I just want to mention how much I hate cleans. This probably means I am not doing them properly but my forearms are banged up today. I’m also back to being a kettle virgin so I know I do have some toughening up to do. At any rate, 16kg was just way more than I can repeatedly clean right now.
Cleans: 1:1 Work/Rest cycle – 1 hand switch
3 min set – 16kg bell – warm up
*5min set – 16kg bell – 8 rpm
*The warm up set sucked so bad that I only made it 90sec into the 5 min set and I bailed on it. Next time I think I should do 12k bell for my warmup and then move up to 16kg.
1 Arm Jerks:1:1 Work/Rest cycle – 1 hand switch
3 min set – 12kg bell warm up
5 min set – 12kg bell – 10rpm
5 min set – 8kg bell – 12 rpm
2 min set – 12kg bell – 14 rpm
What was funny here was I initially glanced at this and scoffed at the 8kg bell work. I had it in my crazy brain that I was going to use 12kg and 16kg bells. After I finished the warmup set using 12kg (which was supposed to be 8kg) I realized there was no way I could follow the rpm scheme here and use a 16kg bell. After admitting Boris was right I switched back to what was prescribed. I’m so glad I did. By the time I hit the 3rd set I was feeling it. The light weight made it easier to focus on technique, especially when I started to get a little fatigued. I could not have been as composed at a heavier load (at least for now….).