So today, I did an early, then a late PT. Just kinda worked out that way.
Going back to yesterday (Saturday), first… it was a pretty explosive session, which included lots of heavy bag with stick and limbs for the pre-fatiguing/warm up. Then went into the tabata protocol of 20/10 that I’ve been using a lot with kettlebells.
I stayed totally with the medium bell, Wilson (24 kg), and did mostly jerks. Other stuff, too, but I don’t quite remember. It’s all starting to run together… 🙂
Finished off with a nice thorough stretch for cooldown. Ahhhh. Then off to get some steak salad then see some friends for a couple of movies later.
Music: Afro-Celt Sound System, POD
Today, I had the noonish session, also concentrating on the tabata protocol. After some martial arts practice with the roommate, concentrating on stick, and knife, I went through two rounds of eight sets, doing sit outs, abs (kettlebell pullover), and legs for the first round. Second round ending with four sets of legs, this time.
Rounded it all out with a healthy session of stretching/yoga.
Music: The rest of the POD album from the Afro-Celt Sound System.
Next saw me going to meet some friends for a birthday party and my meal of the day at the local Capitol Ale House. Had some of the prime rib, yummy mushrooms, and a small dab of mashed potatoes. Also a Great Divide Hibernation Barley Wine. It was… okay, but for me, the maltiness was a bit much. It was great to see all the fencers (past and present) and to meet a couple of new folks! Then it was back home to get some stuff done.
The evening session had me going for more of a straight up grind. Instead of explosive lifts, I stuck with a simple count (not tabata) of ten or so each hand cleans with the 24 kg bell, then five each hand with the 32 kg bell. Then back to 10 with each hand with the 24.
Next, I hit up the kbell military press. 10 or so each hand 24s, then five each hand with the 32 kg bells. And back to 10 with the 24 kg bell. Some stretching, and that was it. Good stuff. Got warm, but not really sweaty, though I could definitely feel a bit of working going on. One thing to say about all this working out stuff, it getting my breathing a lot more… locked in, if you will. I’m still not a “hard style” guy so much, where you squeeze super tight and add all the tension you can, but I am trying to tweak my breathing all the time and pay attention to how I breathe and where in the movement I inhale and exhale.
Music: None. Just the rush of air in and out… 🙂
There you have it.