Saturday, October 6, 2007

Stumbling Blocks or Launch Pads?

Kind of a neat weak. I've been working with double kb lifts/exercises this week. Just mostly with the 16kgs; once in a while the 24kgs. My shoulder is still jacked up. Well, jacked up when it comes to any kind of pressing movement. Infact, Tuesday my shoulder said it didn't even like the push-up position. It just plain hurt. Funny thing though, it doesn't mind swings, or snatches, or even jerks. So, i've been playing a lot with double snatches and jerks... Maybe not smart, but there is no pain whatsoever. The hips drive the bells up and I catch them with the arms straight beside the ears. I get a good stretch for a few seconds and then I lower them. With all the frustration I had with my elbows, I gotta say, it feels so good to snatch. Maybe I'll be able to press again soon, but for now (and again...) I will focus on what I can do. Oh yeah, LOTS OF Z DRILLS TOO.

By the way, I had an infected/swollen salava gland in my lip. (I need to learn to eat more carefully) It was Angelina Jolie huge. I got it CUT OUT Thursday. Now my lower lip is bigger than my whole head! And it hurts. Who needs botox? Anyway...

Double Front Snatch w/ 16kgs
Double Snatch w/ 24kgs
Double Jerks w/ 16kgs
Double Snatch w/ 16kgs

Swings - not many - 15 sec on/15 sec off

w/ 32kg (2 hands) x 10 reps of 10 sets = 100 reps
w/ 24kg (1 hand) x 10 reps of 10 sets = 100 reps
Really just focusing on flexing the lats and sucking the shoulders in.
Overhead Holds

w/ 16kg: 30 sec/30 sec, 30 sec/30 sec
w/ 2(16kgs): 60 sec, 60 sec


A1-Pistols w/16kgs
A2-One Legged Row w/ 24kgs
Double Front Snatch w/ 16kgs
Double Snatch w/ 16kgs
20,20,20,20,20 - WHOOOOO! Felt great and solid. Also Tiring...
Farmer's walks w/32kg: 30 sec / 30 sec x 3 sets
w/ 2(32kgs): 30 sec x 3 sets


Swings 30sec on/30 sec off
w/ 16kg: 17 reps x 10 sets = 170 reps
w/ 24kg: 17 reps x 10 sets = 170 reps
Halos w/ 16kg

Todays workout:
A1- Front Squats w/ 24kg x 5,5 --> w/ 32kg x 5,5
A2- One legged rows w/ 24kg x 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
DBL Jerks w/ 16's x 10,10,10,10,10
DBL Snatches w/ 16's x 10,10,10,10,10
DBL Jerks w/ 24's x 5,5,5,5,5
Farmers Walks w/ 24kg x 30 sec each arm x 4 sets

Well that's it. Just playing and learning. Happy to be snatching and jerking. Slightly bummed about the shoulder, but this could be another good learning opportunity. The elbows feel next to great and I'm still Kbellin'. Life is good. Have a good weekend.


Franz Snideman said...

Hope you heal fast and that the Angelina Jolie SWELLING goes away!


Tim Anderson said...

I should have taken a picture. You would have laughed. I've gotten a lot of attention lately.