Saturday, July 21, 2007

Easy Does It.


Today, I kept it easy. Simple. All I did was joint mobility drills followed by light Bent Presses and Pistols. I paid careful attention to how I picked up the kettlebells each time, assisting each hand with the other hand. Trying to ensure I don't aggrivate the elbows. I gave myself one rule: if it hurts, or feels uncomfortable, DON'T DO IT. And for once, I listened to myself. Lucky for me, it didn't hurt! But only because I used light KB's, was careful and not willing to push anything...

A1-Bent Press with 24kg 5/5 x 4 sets
A2-Pistols with 16kg 3/3 x 4 sets

After that I went and ran sprints. More than one way to skin a cat... I'll get an anaerobic workout without using my grippers. (I think kettlebells are easier than sprints.) Oh well, nothing fancy but it feels effective; to me anyway...

8 comments:

Mark Reifkind said...

tim, doing snatch holds with the wrist allowed to bend a bit will stretch out those flexors as well, jsut be carefull you dont tweak the wrist.

Tim Anderson said...

Thanks Rif. I appreciate the tip.

Doug said...

Tim, I have been through the same stuff with my elbows. To much rock climbing and KBs at the same time. I found working the extensors helped some as well as the stuff Rif has said. Take a rubber band off some veggies place it over your fingers and open the fingers. You can add more rubber bands as needed.

Tim Anderson said...
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Tim Anderson said...

Doug, thanks for the tip. I just bought some rubber bands today. I take it your elbows got better?

It's good to hear from you.

Tracy said...

Tim, I was amazed and moved by your wife's testimonial that I read on Mark's blog. And even more inspired by her comment about it.

I don't know if I'll have time to expand my thoughts about it, but I would like to share it on my blog. OK?

This "kettlebell thing" is just beginning! I'm very excited to be a part of it.

Tim Anderson said...

Tracy, what's mine is yours. Use anything you like. I told Addie, she's happy to share also. Kettlebells; who knew?

Doug said...

Yes, they get fired up now and again but not bad