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Harder than it oughta be

Posted in Cardio,Kettlebells by Mike on October 11, 2007

Because of car stuff I couldn’t go to the gym. I’ll do a heart rate row on Sunday. Tonight I jogged with the dog and bent a couple timber ties just to play with folding. I have a long way to go. Then I hit a light kettlebell thing.

24K kettlebell
5 X 10/10

I didn’t monitor it or time it exactly, it was about six minutes. The point was to keep it slow and to not set the bell down, rest plenty but always with the bell in the top position. I was thinking I would do twice as many before I started. I’m clearly gonna have to work up to that.

Brief Update

Posted in Rant by Mike on October 11, 2007

Just a quick touch base, there was a lot going on here yesterday.

T-shirts: They seem to have gotten a good response which is cool. Right now, I take $1 from each one sold, I’m considering dropping it to less, but I’ve also considered giving at least half of it to the Special Olympics. I haven’t decided. I also forgot to mention, half the reason I created them was so I could get myself a bunch of cheap T-shirts. I’ve ordered my sample one but haven’t actually bought any yet. So don’t think I’ve gone all commercial or anything. I just wanted so cheap T’s that I like.

Diet Experiment: I documented every single food and drink that I consumed yesterday. I’ll go back and add in some notes on the flickr feed later. I think that was a pretty good representation of my diet. As evidence of that, I weighed exactly the same weight this morning as yesterday morning, 235.8.

Tonight’s Workout: Long story short, my car is in the shop. The logistics make it unreasonable for me to try to get to UB tonight. I’m gonna do something with kettlebells, I think. I’ll plan on making my heart rate row Sunday.

Double Overhand Bending: I thought about Chris’s suggestion to bring the elbow together out front rather than down. I got up this morning, wrapped a timber tie and bent it. It was fairly easy, effort wise but very slow. I need to practice this on a lot of ties before I’m ready to move on to some real steel. I may have to post a tearing effort, maybe someone could help me get through this massive Baltimore directory I have.

YouTube: Brent over at asecondchance is starting a YouTube account: MSUweightlifting. No vids yet but when some get posted I’ll mention it.

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