Anvil or Hammer

50 rep snatch, a word of explanation

Posted in Kettlebells by Mike on May 29, 2007

I owe a word of explanation on my recent acquisition of a quest for a fifty rep snatch. As you might have figured out by now, I read a few blogs regularly. One of those is Royce’s Blog. Royce is a big guy, like someone I know, who is trying to drop 60 lbs, the hard way.
Through that blog I came across Rif’s Blog. I don’t know a ton about Rif but I know he is a former powerlifter turned hardcore kettlebell guy. Rif was the first person I encountered who even suggested the idea of a 50 rep snatch (a brief search tells me I don’t know where it is he first mentions it).
Anyway, it s to Rif that I owe a thanks for the proposition of the 50 rep snatch. I recall when i went from 10 to 20 that my ability to snatch for time went up dramatically. I see a shot at 50 reps as a triple threat: TSC preparation, cardio, grip. So that is why I strive for it.

A hammer and anvil quote for today –
“We feel like our heads are hammered on a horrible anvil”
Barber of Seville

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Article madness

Posted in Dinsoaur Style by Mike on May 29, 2007

I wrote part II to my article. I’m particularly proud of the video, it’s my first with editing.

The plan stan again

Posted in Goals,Gym Strength by Mike on May 29, 2007

This week I start my summer semester at school. Just one class but two days a week. I have class Monday and Wenesday. With the gym duty on Friday, my workout schedule is pretty locked up. I’m gonna do gym lifts Monday and Friday. Wenesday will be kettlebells and bag work. I’ll try and squeeze in an additional workout, maybe on Sunday.

My goals and intentions haven’t changed. Mid to high rep work in the gym and kettlebells. Focus on weight loss first and strength second.

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Monday Morning Weigh-in 3

Posted in Diet and Bodyweight by Mike on May 29, 2007

Gah! 250.6

and yeah, I did this on Monday morning. I had my wife tape me, 45″ at the waist. down and inch and no pounds, I don’t trust this. Calipers it is, Chris, I know you have told me like four times but what kind of Calipers do you have, they will be ordered. I checked Perform Better but theirs are a little pricey.

I think it’s due to allowing quite a few “indiscretions” last week. This week will be better for that.

EDIT: These look like the ones.

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