Training Week 1/31 – 2/6/10
February 7, 2010 § 5 Comments
I wanted to focus on building my presses this week, so I spent 2 days doing just that. Not sure if it’s the pressing volume or the snatches or both, but my elbow was bothering me after the first session which included snatches. I would like to start Enter the Kettlebell pressing 10kg because 8kg is going to be too easy. I can press 10kg about 20 times with the left side but I am not sure if I’m strong enough to do the high volume of pressing that is required for ETK. I can do 12 TGUs comfortably with 12kg. Here’s my week:
Sunday, 1/31 – kettlebell practice – single 12kg TGUs followed by 16kg swings for as many rounds in possible in 20 minutes. Totals: 11 TGUs, 275 swings.
Monday, 2/1 – kettlbell practice – 8kg clean and press/pull ladders, 3 ladders, 5 rungs (total of 90 presses). Did 6 chin ups for the pull but my hands were taking a beating so switched to rows. 5 minutes easy pace snatches. 64 in 5 minutes. 3×3 barbell squats. Entire workout was under 40 minutes.
Tuesday, 2/2 – 45 minute spin class. Tough, near vomitting, good time. 🙂
Wednesday, 2/3 – kettlebell practice – 8kg clean and press/pull ladders, 5 ladders, 4 rungs (total of 100 presses). Chin ups used on the single pull only, then switched to rows. 7 minutes of swings, sets of 30 w/20 seconds rest. 194 total. Entire workout about 40 minutes.
Thursday, 2/4 – As many rounds of this circuit in 20 minutes: 3 barbell deadlifts, 5 TRX atomic push ups, 20 kettlebell swings, 20 seconds rest. Completed 9 rounds + 20 swings. The totals: 27 deadlifts, 45 atomic push ups, 200 swings. I could have completed more rounds but the TRX was slowing me down a bit. Next time I’ll try just regular push ups.
Friday, 2/5 – 45 minute spin class. Same instructor as Tuesday but not nearly as tough. Boo!
Saturday, 2/6 – OFF
Not sure what my plan is for next week yet, but I will continue to press. Until next week friends, train hard. 🙂