Today was a fasting day, and before adjourning to a friend’s Birthday/House Warming party, I held a private party of my own. Just me–and my kettlebells!
Simple protocol, timed using my GYMBOSS timer. Five minutes snatch with the 16 kilo bell (switching hands when necessary), one minute rest, five minutes long cycle clean and jerk with the 24 kg (ditto with the hands), one minute rest, then five minutes jerking the 32 kg bell (again, switching hands–in this case it was about every five jerks). Finish off with “dragon flags,” where you do basically a shoulder stand and holding on to something (in this case, the 32 kg kbell), then slowly lower your straightened out body to the floor.
5 min, snatches, both hands, (16 kg)
1 min rest
5 min, LCCJ, both hands (24 kg)
1 min rest
5 min, jerks, both hands (32 kg)
1 min rest
5 “dragon flags” (ab exercise)
Felt good, but I know I could’ve gone harder. I like the format. It’s hard, but doable for my “strength-while-fatigued” needs. I’ll be upping the counts for each, for following PTs.
Ankle is waaay better, too, but still not quite 100% on “spring” and compression (and flexibility). Better and better, though, and it didn’t seem to affect working in place. Don’t know if I can fence sport style, yet–or rather, with any effectiveness.
Also, I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t even notice that I’m exercising on “empty.” Just doesn’t figure in. In fact, I may even be more likely to work out now on a fast than after having eaten during the day. It probably shouldn’t matter, but it’s kinda getting that way. If I’ve eaten, I feel like I shouldn’t work out for a while.
One thing’s for sure, the fasting’s gotten ridiculously easy. I seem to have broken any compulsion to eat; especially during fasting days–hunger is more of a momentary annoyance, then it’s gone. Even on eating days, I don’t feel like I “need” to stuff myself any extra, though I know I need to tweak it a bit more. We’ll see how that goes. Still too much ice cream and cookies, I bet… 🙂