Since today will mostly likely prove to be an awful day to head south on 95, I’ve decided to go in late, then come back waaay late, to try to avoid the worst of the traffic.
In so doing, I found myself with some spare time… what better way to use this morning free time than to do some PT. Hoo yah. So I did, and had a good sweat-fest with the help of kettlebells and the GYMBOSS (they should pay me for advertising it! 🙂 ).
After the initial training on the GYMBOSS on YouTube the other day, all became clear, and setting it up this morning was a snap.
(As a side note, I really wish the Boss had a longer time frame. That way I could use it as a sleep alarm. I saw a fellow who uses a timer to sleep, instead of a clock. I thought that was really interesting, but I don’t have any timers that last that long. And a regular old clock on it would be nice, too. And the ability to time the entire PT session, at the same time, as well. But I do tend to ask a lot of my tech…)
Anyway, this morning’s session started out with a few minutes of air striking (ooooh, I like that!) with the bokken, then right into a 15/15 session of snatches with the little bell, Peta (16 kg). Did 20 rounds, which amounted to five minutes of alternating hands for 15 seconds of snatch and 15 of rest.
After that I went for three, one-minute long cycle clean and jerk (LCCJ) rounds with the next two bells. For this, I set the Boss up for two intervals: the first one, one minute, the second one, 30 seconds. So, do one minute of LCCJ with the left hand, 30 seconds rest; do one minute LCCJ with the right hand, 30 seconds rest, repeat until fragged.
That came out to be about six minutes time under bell, at three minutes each hand.
In this case, I did two rounds with Wilson (24 kg) and then one round with Ivan (32 kg). I know some of you hard people out there can look at this and snicker, but for me it was a quick, intense SweatEx indeed!. Then a little cool-down and stretching. Just what I needed–gets it done, but doesn’t take all day. Less than 20 minutes.
I’m writing this after slugging down about a liter in H2O, with a handful of vities and minerals to replace what was sweated out.
As a side note, I’m starting to slide into a “cleaner” way of eating again. It’s been happening gradually, but it’s happening. For me, “clean” means “more Paleo,” as in more meats and fruits, and staying away from more and more “processed” foods. Sure, I’ll slack off and have that pizza and ice cream (my brother–he “forces” me to do this… 🙂 ), but I’m making sure that that’s the exception, not the rule. Adding to that, I under-eat intentionally some days or parts of days for that intermittent fasting effect. I find that a lot easier where I’m working now, due to not some many people wanting to go out and eat lunch together.
Anyway, have a good Holiday for my US friends, and enjoy your weekend for all the others! Cheers!