Anvil or Hammer


Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on July 30, 2009

Took Tuesday off because I needed to go buy my text books for the fall semester. Swapped a good yoga session for dropping $400 on books.
Yesterday I wanted to play with doing some higher rep swings.
16K kettlebell 4 X 25/25 with no rest
It was interesting to monitor my heartrate, it didn’t raise as much as I would have expected as I went through the exercise. It’s interesting to me that heartrate seems far more tied to the weight involved in the exercise than the duration or perceived difficulty.
I wrapped up with 5 X 5/5 Sots press
This was also interesting. I’ve been looking at the squat movement lately and it has occurred to me the the biggest hindrance is ankle mobility, specifically the Achilles tendon. It’s obvious I’m not the first person to think of this, that’s why Olympic shoes are the way they are. With the Sots press what I found was that I couldn’t really do it flatfooted, it required that I get out of balance and tweak my back in a weird way. If I roll forward to my toes then I could very easily and smoothly complete the movement. I realize that this is a verboten body position to a lot of physical therapists and so on. I’m not sure what I think of it at the moment.
Finished with 1/2″ band back flies 3 X 10

Tonight I’m looking forward to a bit of yoga.

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