Monday, June 23, 2008

2008/06/23 - Pushing it a bit

When I was following ETK one of my training days used to be a Saturday. Now that I train more along the lines of GS I train Mondays to Fridays and take weekends off (apart from a bit of yoga and joint mobility work). As a result I find that I want to work hard at my training on Mondays. My current goals are focused on getting to 10 minute sets with only one hand switch in the 24kg OAJ and the 16kg Snatch. My session today was another step in this direction and was a bit of a breakthrough for me. Here we go:

Intuflow warm up

OAJ (24): 6 minutes @ 8rpm (minutes 1-4) and 7rpm (minutes 5-6): 46
Snatch (16) 8 minutes @ 12rpm: 96
Swings (24): 10/10

Some light practice of the Prasara Yoga Cricket flow.

I must admit that I set the bell down for about 10 seconds at the start of the 7th minute in the Snatch set. I thought I was going to lose the use of my left hand permanently. Since GS is also about mental toughness I decided to tough it out and cranked out another 12 reps.

I feel great after this session, not only physically but also mentally because once again consistent training paid off.


Howie Brewer said...

Nice job Johan! Your consistent work is certainly paying off.

hunashaman said...

Thanks Howie. If the planet wasn't so big we could have gotten together from time to time to swing the bells together. For now we'll do so in cyberspace.