Anvil or Hammer


Just one of those days

Posted in Cardio,Concept II,Kettlebells by Mike on October 30, 2007

…where you just need a workout. So I left work a half hour early and got me one. It wasn’t one of my best but it did what I needed it to do, so I’m glad for that.

Concept II
1,000 meters warmup
5,000 meters intervals
1,000 meters cooldown

For the intervals I sprinted 100 meters out of every 500, my distance didn’t start to count until I go under 1:50. During my coast I stayed below 2:15.

Time 20:56
Initial HR 114
Avg HR 163
Max HR 174

Heart Rate Recovery
Start 159
1 minute 124
2 minutes 112
3 minutes 108
4 minutes 106
5 minutes 102

I decided to try a ” fa’ rilz” Secrect Service Snatch Test. I was aiming high too. I was thinking minimum 35/35 with an unatainable ideal of 50/50. For this test, one had switch and no set downs.
23/23
I was annoyed. Actually, I would have been stopped at the first 23 cause number 24 came out of my hand at the bottom. I went to far, I was trying for 25 then some rest then see how far I could go. The 23 on the right side was just pure discomfort and “I don’t wanna” setting in. I keep saying that resting with kettlebells is hard and it is. I think I’m gonna start doing rests for time. It sounds dumb but I think it’s important.

I decided to follow up with some jerks, thinking I might earn back some of my wounded pride. Not so, it was even more disappointing. I didn’t give myself any rest and it showed.
10

I’d just like to point out that for the lowest possible ranking in the American Kettlebell Club, my three numbers (left snatch, right snatches and jerks) have to add up to 199. My number is 56. Ouch.

Avg HR 171
Max HR 177

Another ouch. I have a lot of work to do with kettlebells.

24K kettlbell snatches 3 X 10
24K kettlbell jerks 3 X 10
I had to make up for my poor performances

Pullups 4 X 4 (a little kicking on the last two sets)

Burpees 3 X 10

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