Tuesday, March 24, 2009

2009/03/24 - Day 18: High Intensity

I started today with some "pleasant" DOMS in my triceps. I'm not sure if it is because of the increased volume of Forward Pressure yesterday or whether it was the 10 sets of L-Sits yesterday. Anyway I was dreading today's session a bit and, as it turned out, I had good reason to. Here is the result:

Flowfit (level 2): 3 x 4 minute rounds / 1 minute rest

After this I took my customary 15 minute rest and then did:

Kettlebells: 16 kg

OAJ: (5 minutes work / 2 minutes rest): 39/36

Snatch: (2 minutes work): 16/15

The plan with the kettlebells was to do my usual 3 sets of 5 minutes each but I knew I was in trouble already in the first minute of the jerk set. My wind was absolutely fine but my arms were simply gone. I managed to finish the jerk set but when it came to snatches I decided to call it a day after the second minute. It felt as if I was either flirting with injury or simply getting very close to burning out any endurance left in my arms. I'll have to wait for my next high intensity day to see if there is any improvement. If not I might have to rethink my approach to training a bit.


Howie Brewer said...

Come on now! You don't need arm strength to perform jerks!! =)

Just kidding. It's all good. Just remember what Scott says about cocktailing. You might be stretching yourself too thin. If the snatches remain to be too difficult, maybe insert swings in their place?

hunashaman said...

I think you are right on the money! I suspect I'm working too many attributes at the same time. Maybe I should split the bodyweight stuff from the bells a bit and see what happens. Thanks for the input buddy.