Anvil or Hammer

AoS Providence again

Posted in Kettlebells by Mike on March 8, 2007

I just could not work up the motivation to go to the gym. The idea of an “upper body” day sounded so…boring. So, instead, I went home and did Art of Strength – Providence again. I’m glad I did too. I went all the way through with a 16kg kettlebell. I was doing really well till round 8, squats, they started to smoke me. Round nine was the first one where I fell behind. I spent the rest of the tape trying to keep up. I did manage to knock out 80 reps on the 3 minute snatch test (25, 25, 10, 10, 5, 5) at the end.

I think in a couple months of hitting that once a week and doing some other work another time a week, I’ll be ready for the next tape. In the mean time I may play with using the 24K for a couple of the exercises as I near being able to do the whole thing.

I also have two more kettlebells on their way soon. 32 and 40Kilos.

Switchn’ it up

Posted in Gym Strength by Mike on March 8, 2007

Took Wednesday off this week. I’m headed to the gym tonight though.

I’ve been doing the full body workout thing for a while and I like it but I’m having real trouble sustaining it. It seems like my recovery is getting worse and worse and it seems like I’m flatlining if not regresing in areas. I’m thinking about trying to work some kind of split. It seems like a lot of my “full body” days I hit squats and some kind of pull. I wonder if I’m not overworking the lower body a bit or at least underworking the upper body. So I’m thinking about some kind of pper body” concept for today. I don’t know that I can totally resist something with the legs but we’ll see.