Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Feeling Well

Been feeling good lately. I've been practicing some weird "holding back" method. It works like this: if I've made up my mind to do five sets, I do four. If I want to hit 250 reps, I might only do 220. I'm holding myself back and trying not to be greedy. I know it seems silly, but it may keep me healthy.

This week:

Sunday 1/6/08

A1-Front Squat to MP w/ 24kg (ladders) 1,2,3/1,2,3 x 5 sets
A2-Pull-ups: 6 reps x 5 sets
Snatch w/ 24kg: 10/10 x 4 sets

Monday 1/7/08

TGU to Windmill w/ 24kg: 3/3 x 3 sets
Swings w/ 16kg: 30/30, 20/20, 10/10, 10/10, 10/10, 10/10, 10/10

Tuesday 1/8/08

Suitcase Dead Lift
95lbs: 3/3 Then 115lbs: 3/3 x 4 sets
Side Press w/ 70lbs on bar: 3/3 x 3 sets
Double MP w/ 2(24kg) KB's: 5,5

Wednesday 1/9/08

TGU w/ 32kgs! 2/2, 2/2, 2/2, 2/2 (it's been a while!)
Snatch w/ 16kgs: 10/10 x 10 sets = 200 reps
Sprints! Yep ran about 8 100 yard sprints today. Time to get my speed back...

That's the deal so far. I start each workout with the Z-health neural warm-up and do some Z-health for a cool down/reset.


mark blakemore said...

nice new years resolution. love the simplicity.

question about the z. how many reps do you recommend? i have the r phase.


Doug said...

Good idea, lots of time when I feel good I push harder than I need to and end up tweaking something.

Taikei Matsushita said...

Holding back, I'm learning that method gradually. It was hard but doable. Great description and explanation on this subject! People ought to read.

Tim Anderson said...

Thanks Mark. I only do 3 reps of the Z moves. I am going to the R phase cert in about 3 weeks. Kind of excited about that. Hopefully I'm doing the moves correctly.

Tim Anderson said...

Doug, that's me too. Always tweaking something. But now i'm getting tired of getting tweaked, so i'm trying to get smarter. Maybe I'll get this right eventually.

Tim Anderson said...

Taikei, Hopefully I will stick to this and not forget. So far so good. Thanks for your encouragement.

Brett Jones said...

You are on the right path - keep on being simple and pain free!