Sunday, April 6, 2008

Light aint easy, it's just light

For some time now, I've been trying to vary my intensity with my training by fluctuating the weights I use up and down. I try to get in a heavy day (32kg), a medium day(53kg), and a light day (16kg). Most of my sessions seem to gravitate towards the medium days for some reason. Anyway, yesterday, I decided would be a light day. Turns out, the only thing light was the kettlebell, the session was heavy.

16kg day:
A1- Pistols: 3/3, 3/3, 3/3, 3/3
A2- Buttoms up press: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
B1-Snatches: 10/10
B2-Burpees w/ a pushup: 10
B4-Figure 8 to a hold; hand to hand style: 20
Did five rounds of B1-B4 w/ 1 minute rest between rounds.

I was good and tired after this.

Today's workout was Heavy (weight) but not as taxing.

Bent Press w/ 75lbs on a straight bar: 3/3 x 5 sets
Buttoms up cleans w/ 32kg: 5/5 x 5 sets These felt cool.

Now, I rest for tomorrow I have a kettlebell class. Take it easy.


Mark Reifkind said...


instead of letting the workouts drift towards the medium weight most of the time try cycling them.i.e workout one 16 kg workout two 24 kg workout 3 32kg.
vary the volume to deal with feeling stronger, weaker, life, etc.
if you stay on this course you will get enough time with each weight. I've done this and it works.

Tim Anderson said...


Thanks, I'll give it a shot. I know you're right. Maybe i'll be able to cycle in my 40kg one day soon. How are you doing?

Mark Reifkind said...

i'm doing great tim, training is the best it's been in years and I'm in less pain and moving better than ever. very pleased. going to denmark to teach rkc in a few weeks and really looking forward to that too.