Anvil or Hammer

more of the same, sorta

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on August 24, 2008

I just like this group of exercises but I need to throw some variety at it.

Snatch, Squat, Push up, Row, Triple Crush, Crunch – 16 kilo kettlebell 11 sets of 5

I never intended to go to 11. I gave myself 30 minutes and marked the first set as being done at 27 minutes. It seemed like 10 sets would be a stretch. I hit 5 and found myself at 18 minutes. I hit 9 and had 7 minutes to go. I had 5 minutes to go at the end of 10. I got one more in, one I was not mentally prepared for. I didn’t have time for a full 12 this time but I could have, if I had been ready.

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Bad Blogger, Bad!

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on August 24, 2008

I’m still not doing well at maintaining the blog habit over the long haul. I start out the week with all kinds of motivation to blog each day and it drains from me by Wednesday. I’ll try to catch up as best I can.

I believe it was Wednesday that I did my last workout, very much like the previous kettlebell workout:
Time 48 min
Weight 12K kettlbell

Snatch 5/5 10/10 15/15 20/20 20/20 15/15 10/10 5/5
Squat 5 10 15 20 20 15 10 5
Row 5/5 10/10 15/15 20/20 20/20 15/15 10/10 5/5
Crunch 5 10 15 20 20 15 10 5
T Crush 5 10 15 20 20 15 10 5

As you can see, it’s the same template except that I dropped the pushup from the line up. Adding that extra set of 20 was pretty killer. It obviously slowed me down on the way back down the ladder. Slower moves from one set to another an rest midset on the triple crushes.

I need to try and workout today. I’m thinking of doing a similar group of exercises but with the 16K, including the pushup and just doing sets of 5 for as long as I can.

I failed at logging it here but it’s been good. I’m not doing the low carb thing right now, in fact, I’m arguably doing the high carb thing right now. I know there were some comments on this and I’ll go back and address them individually in a bit but basically, I’m going for a “balanced” diet. Those first couple days were too high carb for me to be happy but I don’t feel like going all the way back to Eggs, meat, salad, meat, salad, meat right now either. I haven’t done anything to forceable reduce my calories, I’m just aiming for “clean” at the moment. I’d say I got it right 90% of the time. I did go for a burger on Friday due to some logistical issues and we bought this spread yesterday that has horseradish in it that I have eaten way too much of on crackers but other than those two, I haven’t had junk.

One one hand, I’m interested to see where my weight hits tomorrow. On the other, one week means nothing right now. I’m trying to get myself excited to get back on track but right now I’m just excited to get a training schedule going, which I don’t think I will be successful at until school starts and I have more of a forceable applied schedule.

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