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More and More

Posted in Cardio,Kettlebells by Mike on June 22, 2007

Yesterday Morning:
I didn’t have my heart rate monitor but I didn’t push it too hard. I was using the 8K for swings and found it too be too light.

Yesterday Day:
Nada, day off.

This morning:
Average HR 136
Max HR 155
12K KB
20 2 hand swings
20 1 hand swings/arm
20 1 hand Snatch/arm

Tonight is Dumbarton. I’m planning on fewer pulls than I have been doing. Maybe a heavy squat and then some conditioning work.

Tomorrow I get a new cellphone (cool) and I’m planning on heading down to the Uni for a 10000 meter row.

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  1. Ben said,

    What kind of cell phone are you getting? Btw I found rubber mats are much cheaper at local farm stores. A rubber mat that is 3/4 of an inch thick and is 4×6 costs $84 per mat online at fitness websites. At the farm supply stores it runs only $40 per mat. Just a little FYI if you ever decide to build a home gym.

  2. Mike said,

    Hey Ben,
    i got and En-V, it’s one of those phone, Mp3 player, camera, backscratcher and dog walker all-in-one phones.
    I realized after I talked to you that the guys on farmstrength are big fans of stall mats. They order through McMaster-Carr. If you go to their forums and look in the pinned wish list thread, you’ll see more stuff they got from there.
    Good luck with the home gym, I’m looking forward to doing a little lifting there next time I am in town.

  3. Scott Styles said,

    Any chance you know what McMaster calls the stall mats? I’ve got one and would like to get another. The nearest Farm and Fleet is 45 minutes each way, which is the only reason I haven’t purchased it. They won’t deliver.

    I’m not sure if you bought any mats yet Ben, but be aware that they stink. The one I have had to sit outside for a few days to air when I bought it. Even now, about a year later, you can smell it in the garage gym. It’s not offensive to me, but the scent of rubber is definitely still there.

  4. Mike said,

    I can’t find anything to say for sure but I think it is the anti-fatigue mats that they are using. Probably 3/8″.

  5. Scott Styles said,

    Found ’em on there. I think I’m going to hold out for the 3/4″ stall matts. I seem to drop things pretty often now that I’m training in the garage.

  6. Mike said,

    I can totally understand, I would probably do the same, I just wasn’t sure if they would get too kooshy at a certain thickness. I would think a sqishy mat would be really annoying.

  7. Scott Styles said,

    The 3/4″ stall mat is pretty firm. It’s made for livestock to walk on, after all. I’ve got this idea in my head that if I stack two of them, I’ll be able to juggle kettlebells on them and not worry about drops. It might work better in theory than reality though. We’ll see.

  8. Mike said,

    I will warn you that:
    A) on mats, kettlebells have a natural magenetizim for your ankles. That may not make sense now but you’ll figure it out.
    B) kettlebells can get some distance on them when they hit a mat. your floors will be protected from your bells but not your bells from your floors.

    Let me know how it works out for you, I’ll have my turn some day.

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