Today’s little soiree of sweat was a near repeat of last time. Enjoyable, so I kicked it up a notch.
First, I threw on a couple of 5.5 lb plates onto the EZ-Curl bar, for a total of 157 lbs. Then did 10 or so Yates rows followed by a clean leading to 5 or so overhead jerks.
Next set was about the same, except I did a couple of clean and jerks after the Yates rows, before settling into the plain ol’ overhead jerks.
Then I went outside to the back yard and did a simple 10 sets of 16 two-hand kettlebell swings (for a total of 160, natch). This time seemed very easy, as I concentrated on “breathing the weights out,” using the Systema “leading with the breath.” This means I would start a forceful out-breath just a hair’s breadth before the start of the swing, from the “hike the ball” position to the top of the swing. It was a little odd, in the sense that I was focused on the breath more than the lift per se, and the weight sort of rose on its own. Which was nice.
Diet: “slow carb” day; I later carbed out a bit when I went out to dinner (for an unintended mid-week carb spike)