Listened to Fluke’s album “Risotto” during the latest kbell session. Simple stuff, but feels good on my still-sore-but-much-better ankle and post-head cold self. Monday night during the football game I felt that sore throat comin’ on, and woke up Tuesday with a terrible headache and sore throat. Tried to work, but didn’t make it, and ended up with a four hour nap (and some drugs) feeling worlds better.
Today it was nothing but a slightly nagging cough and a bad memory. Fast acting. A friend of mine who went shooting with us Monday morning also had a bit of a cold last night. Makes you wonder–did we all pick it up at the range? Dunno. A good time was had there anyway 🙂 .
Pic of my target afterward below (I have another I want to take, but my camera ran out of juice). Argh. Two nasty flyers by the head. Of course, we were borrowing each other’s guns for the first time, so who knows–but it seemed like most of the borrowed went where I intended, as did my .45 and .44 mag. Various distances; from up close (7 yards, I think) to the furthest setting (25 yards, maybe?).
Note I used tape and 3X5 cards to cover the holes for continued use of the target. Also–I’ve noticed that having those cards help me focus better on the target. Cheating? Hey–you saw the bowling pins vid, didn’t you? 😀
Back to the matter at hand; I’ll get done with this update, catch a shower and hit the trail looking for grub. Today was another under-feeding day.
Due to my ankle, and for some variety, I stuck with the Clean for most of my kbell work. Using the 24kg, I did a simple 10 minute set of 15 seconds lift, 15 seconds rest, alternating hands. After that, I did a 5×5 of kettlebell reaches with the 24. They probably have another name, but that’s what I’m calling them right now. Basically the from-the-ground portion of the Turkish Get Up. Not completely halfway up, so that you’re on your knee, but more like a quarter way up. Sort of like a weighted twisting crunch. Nice for the abs, esp the obliques. Easier on the ankles and knees.
The 5×5 refers to doing five on each side as one set, then repeating, for a total of five sets. After that, some stretching (esp the abs 🙂 ) and then some Qigong. I’ve been revisiting that, the Iron Shirt stuff in particular.
Here’s the second pic of the target I took after I got juice back the camera.
As you can see, you can extend the life of the target by applying 3×5 cards over an area that’s been shot out. Plus, they seem to help me focus on an area better than just rings.