Anvil or Hammer


Bells, bells, bells

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on March 22, 2007

new kettlebells Here they are, my kettlebells. The latest and greatest and the two on the righ 32K and 40K and the third from the left 12K for my wife. I have to say, I was kinda down on these bells before I got them, based on the way I thought they looked on the website, but I really like them. They have a great feel about them and they look good. They have pound and kilos marked on them so that should make some folks very happy and they are cheaper than other brands. All in all, I like ’em so far.

He said it, not me

Posted in Gym Strength by Mike on March 22, 2007

“If you want a conditioning workout, do a conditioning workout.” – Scott Styles

I didn’t feel like going heavy yesterday.  So I thought I would try to push my conditioning a little.

Incorrect Breathing Squats 100K
I set out to do what I thought where breathing squats, one rep, one breathe, two reps (for grand total of 3), two breathes, 3 and 3 and so on. I was wrong but that’s okay, it was still hard. I decided to try and do a ladder, I failed at that cause it was a lot harder than anticipated
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Here I was planning on going back down to 5 but  I couldn’t get my breath under control. I could do more reps, but I wanted to try to do them with a steady breath so I set the bar down
16K KB snatches 3 X 10 per arm
Return to the bar 5 reps
16K B snatches 2 X 10 per arm
Return to the bar 4,3
16K KB snatches 10 reps per arm
Return to the bar 2,1
Now I wasn’t exactly running to and from the bar, just walking, breathing, trying to get things under control, but I wasn’t slacking either.

Romanian Deadlift (Dan John Style) 100K /Single pullup 5 sets

Standing Press/Back Jerk 60K
5/5
5/5
5/1
5/1
I was shooting for 5 sets of five on each. I was taking my last press and just dropping it to by back and going from there. At the end of tha back jerks I would just drop to bar and take a breather. That was much harder than expected.

I got all that done in about a half an hour. A good workout, my legs are feeling it a bit today. I figured I had a little time to kill so:
Dumbell Curls 35lb 3 X 10

That was it, I went home. About 45 minutes in the gym. A good sweat builder, breathe stealer and even a little bit of strength work.