Anvil or Hammer

Morning Person

Posted in Cardio,Kettlebells by Mike on July 13, 2007

Yesterday, Thursday (07/12)
12K Kettlbell
20 2 hand swings
20 1 hand swings/arm
5 windmill to OHS /arm
16K Kettlebell
12 standing presses /arm
12 triple crushes
12 rows / arm
I looked down at my HR monitor and saw that I was only in the 120s, clearly this strength stuff does not elevate my HR as much as I woule like
20 2 hand swings
20 1 hand swings/arm
At this moment I had a rare and brief moment of “What do I do next?” Rather than debate it, I went with what I know works
10 2 hand swings
20 1 hand swings/arm
10 2 hand swings

Average HR 133
Max HR 146

Today, Firday (07/13) eww, Friday the Thirteenth
Warmup 12K
20 2 hand swings
20 1 hand swings / arm
5 Windmill into OHS / arm
16K kettlebell
20 2 hand swings
20 1 hand swings / arm
20 sumo deadlifts
20 clean and jerk /arm
20 goblet squats
Avg HR 136
Max HR 157

As you can tell, I like the little warm up routine. The whole thing in general is a weird mental relationship. I get up, try to think about what I want to do and can’t come up with anything. Finally I give up and just go outside and do whatever. The little wake up routine comes first and then whatever I add to it. I’m not much of one for routine but this seems to help. I thinks established a bit of a pavlovian response. I wake up, I start swinging a kettbell, The body says “Hey, better get moving.” For this morning thing, that could be important. so I guess I’ll stay with it until my HR stops climbing. Then it’ll be time to change it up a bit.

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