Tuesday, February 12, 2008


In the vein of Z, I've been trying to balance tension with relaxation when I train. At least I've been trying to be more aware of the tension I have when I'm training. I think my form is actually improving. Pretty cool.

Mostly a lot of Z for the last few days. I've been trying to practice the finer things I learned from R-phase. Like precision and quality of movement. On the flip side, I think maybe I've had too much Z this week. My body is getting weird on me. Why is balance so hard?

Anyway, lead a "kettlebell sprint" class yesterday at the club; a good 13 minute workout.

Todays session looked like this:

Cross-body Pistols w/ 24kg: 2/2 x 4
MP w/ 32kg: 3/3, 3/3, 3/3, 2/2
10 minutes of Jump Rope @ 140 revolutions per min.

My body was tired today, so I didn't push the presses and pistols. Oh well, that's it for now. Just trying to apply what i'm learning instead of just remembering what I learned.


Franklin said...

I just started jumping rope as part of my active rest periods between sets of C&Js. I can now REALLY appreciate the significance of 140 reps/min for 10 minutes .. incredible!

Tim Anderson said...

Thanks Franklin. It's a speed rope, I suck with a leather rope! I jump rope when I know i need to do something that is good for me but I want to do it quick.

Anonymous said...

You can definitely over stimulate your nervous system with Z drills! Try backing down on the volume or perhaps work the drills from your private session only for the next few days.

I like your last sentence about applying vs. remembering!

Keep moving!


Tim Anderson said...

Remember when you warned/advised me about progression at lunch last weekend? I'm a hard learner. But, I do learn! It just hurts when I do... Thanks for your help. Hope to see you soon.


Anonymous said...

Our conversation over lunch last week was the first thing that came to mind when I read your post. Your getting there just remember to be patient.

Great things will come via your Nervous System if you take care of and listen to it.

"All the body all the time"