Friday, March 27, 2009

2009/03/27 - Day 21: Down-scaling

The global economy is in disarray and even the really big corporate players are down-scaling and reconsidering the way forward. My training "economy" has gone through a similar process over the course of the last couple of days. My own thinking and the help of my bail-out consultant, Howie Brewer, brought me to the conclusion that I'm trying to do too much at the same time. Today's session looked a bit different as a result. I did:

Forward Pressure (level 1): 5 rounds with 2 minutes rest

Flowfit: (level 1): 1 round of 11 minutes

L-Sit (bent legs): 7 x 6 second holds


I dropped down from 8 rounds of FP to just 5. I also decided that I would rather keep moving with Flowfit rather than doing shorter multiple sets. For this reason I dropped back to FF level 1 and did a continuous 11 minute set. I probably went about 10 times through the flow in this time. In stead of feeling wasted after Flowfit I actually feel invigorated. I could have probably gone on for another 5 minutes or so and I really enjoyed getting into the flow of things. I will probably stick to Flowfit for a while, even in my next cycle, but for now I will stick to level 1 and keep moving until I have really nailed a 14 minute or longer set. Tomorrow will be exclusively devoted to the bells. Hopefully that will allow me to get the kettlebell sets under control again.

2 comments:

Howie Brewer said...

Sweet. Just realize only hitting the bells once every four days (assuming you do a Forward Pressure day followed by a KB day, followed by a no-intensity and low-intensity day)will slow down your 'progress' to heavier bells, but at the same time might be a better fit for your overall goals.

hunashaman said...

Yup, I definitely think that my progress with the bells have slowed down given my current schedule. I want to see what happens now that my high day will be more focused on the bells. I think it will help. I do like the diversity off the current schedule though and am enjoying the effects on my body.