Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Unicorns do exist

At least, if you saw my head yesterday you would think they do. I whacked it pretty good. Got a big ole golf ball sized knot right in the middle of my head. Hurt like a @#$$@#!! 

Anyway, sometimes pain lets you know you are alive. I was living yesterday! After hitting my head, I was still able to knock out a few sets of pull-ups and reverse pushups. No sprints this day, it was raining so hard I would have needed a boat.

Today was a lot less painful and my workout seemed to go really well despite the new shape of my head. 

Double Snatches with 2 24kgs: 5 x 15 sets
Pistols with 24kg: 3/3 x 4, 2/2 These felt the best they ever have!
Presses w/ 32kg: 4/4 x 4, 3/3 These also felt great; they had good speed.

Hopefully I can do some sprints tomorrow. It will only be 96 degrees. Won't have to worry about getting my blood warmed up...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Back to Reality

Vacations always seem so short. Especially when they are over and you go back to the real world. At least the memories will last for years, if not lifetimes. Maybe life is supposed to be about making good memories. 

Anyway, I was able to train while on vacation. And why wouldn't i be? Kettlebells are made to travel; they come with that nice handle made for carrying them wherever you wish to take them. That and you can run sprints as long as you have space to run...

This week, my back to reality week, is also my deloading week. Time to back off a bit. 

So, today this is what I did:

Dbl kettlebell snatches with 16s: 10 x 8
Cross body, bottoms up pistols w/ 16kg: 3/3 x 5
1/2 kneeling waiter's press w/ 24kg: 3/3 x 5

Then, I practiced handstands and neck bridging throughout the day. 
Today, I held a handstand for about 4 to 5 seconds! No walls, in the middle of the room. Its a start....

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Do these kettlebells make me look fat?

Cause I'm getting heavier! 5 lbs heavier anyways... I weigh 168 lately. My kettlebell sessions have been making me more hungry. Eating is good.

It has been a good week or two since I last posted. I celebrated my 13th year of marriage to my perty, hot wife. And, I now have a 6 year old little man. My boys are growing up!

Training has been going pretty well. Still playing with the moves I want to get better at like the bent press and the pistol. Here is a look at what i've been up to:

TGU w/ 24kg 3/3
SLDL w/ 2 24's: 5/5 x 10
Bent Press w/ 32kg: 5/5 x 6 sets - felt thick after doing these!

TGU w/ 24kg: 3/3
Snatch w/ 32kg: 5/5 x 12 sets
BW pistols: 5/5 x 6
Hand stand pushups: 5 x 6

I've been doing 70 yard sprints over the last week. They feel really good. Except for the fact that they are much longer than 40 yard sprints!

That's it for now. Have a good weekend.