Wednesday was another snow day. The Federal Government was closed, our office was closed, the roads were treacherous, and much snow digging needed to be done.
I was able to work from home, but only made a partial day of it.
However, with both me and the roommate home, we did something unusual. We did a PT session. Twice. The first one was a pre-lunch session, and was devoted to hand-to-hand striking practice. First on the heavy bag, with lots of practicing various strikes and combinations, but most importantly, getting the strike correct. You can hit the bag (or a body) ineffectually and potentially damaging to yourself. Or, you can do it in a way that is powerful, fast, and relaxed. This has to do with relaxation and alignment.
So, we worked on that, with the addition of some hit-to-body work to show and practice application. Then it devolved into light deadlifting with the EZ Curl bar (and some cleans-and-presses were thrown in), and that finally developed into a circuit for my roommate:
– 5 DLs, EZ Curl bar (135 lbs)
– 5 high pulls, kettlebell (32 kg)
– 5 high pulls, kettlebell (24 kg)
– 5 high pulls, kettlebell (16 kg)
Meanwhile, I had been doing various uncounted demonstrations of the movements, and then did several types of military presses with the kbells, including a couple sets of the double see-saw press with the 16 and 24 kg kbells (switching the bells for the two sets).
A good session indeed.
Later, pre-dinner, we were feeling froggy, so I led him through that TACFIT sample I downloaded from Coach Scott Sonnon a couple of days ago. Again, a brutally simple 4 bodyweight exercise workout. Very nice indeed. He did a good job going through it. Before starting out, I had purposely underdressed in board shorts and water socks (and a sweater) to go outside in the wind and snow for some snow shoveling. I wanted that cold training boost.
Anyway, it was a good day for that sort of thing, snow shoveling, workouts, and the like.