Keeping my promise to myself, I did the PT thing this morning, after a morning hot tea (white jasmine tea–the last bag).
It was fairly intense; I definitely was spouting sweat and getting some breathing in.
Simple Tabata protocol for kettlebells and some bodyweight stuff. At first, I thought my GYMBOSS had had it. It was blank, and wouldn’t turn on–I put a new battery in it, and it still wouldn’t turn on. Then I happened to notice the little “REBOOT” indent in the side. I took a paperclip and applied it, and voila! It turned right back on. Makes me think I wasted a battery… 😦
So, I had that going for me…
Started off with eight rounds of 20 seconds doing jerks with the big bell (32 kg). You know the drill–20 sec left hand, 10 sec rest, 20 sec right hand, etc. for eight cycles. That only really amounts to four cycles a hand. But, oddly enough, you still feel it… 🙂
That was the first total round. Took a minute rest, then I took the medium bell (24 kg) and did the same operation with LCCJ (long cycle clean and jerk). Minute rest.
Took a break from the kbell thing and did the same protocol for abs, starting with V-ups, then crunches, then alternating crunches, etc. finishing up with four sets of alternating side planks (20 sec each). Minute rest.
Finally, back to the bells for eight cycles with the baby bell (16 kg) doing simple one-handed swings (alternating). I really paid attention to my breathing pattern for this, esp once I hit my groove about half-way through the round. “Leading with the breath,” as the Systema people say. In other words, starting the breath action slightly ahead of the rest of the physical action: start to inhale–swing the bell up… at the height of the swing, start to exhale–drop the bell into the low part of the swing. Repeat. Interesting experience.
At the end, do the cool-down/stretch thing, and it was good. Nice way to start the morning! Again, continuing the fast from yesterday was no problem (broke fast for lunch today).