Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Kettlebell Swings Both Days

Did a nice little ladder of pull ups and heavy swings yesterday.

Swings with the 32kg, were 2-4-6-8-etc-20
Pull Ups BW, were 10-9-8-etc-1

Took 15:03.


Today got a little circuit in around 4:30.

1 minute rounds of
Thick Ring Rows
Dbl DB Push Presses
24kg KB Swings
24 inch Box Jumps

Completed 5 times, with 30sec rest between each round.

Jiu-Jitsu at 8:00.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

In Addition To Strength Training

Although I love my kettlebells and my kettlebell training to death, it's not the only training I do. They are usually a part of every workout from the pure strength to conditioning, however they are often mixed in with other tools.
Plyo boxes, bodyweight, medicine balls, rings, straight bar, and sandbags just skim the surface of what my kettlebells get to play with on a regular basis.
Yesterday I took off.
Today was Jiu-Jitsu for about two hours. Rested about an hour and ate, then decided that Bella needed to go for a run, beautiful day.

Friday, September 21, 2007

09.20.2007 Workout

Spent 2 hours training BJJ today, that's a lot longer than usual.

After some rest and food...

12/12, 10/10, 8/8, 6/6, 4/4, 2/2 Snatches with a 55lbs KB. Rested 1 minute between sets, except no rest between the 4s and 2s. Total working time 8:10.

A good quote...

"Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strength."
-Lois Wyse

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Busy or Lazy, Both Bad Excuses

Got in a good workout today, after being busy and tired most of the weekend, I didn't train as hard as I would have liked to.
Ladder 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Snatches 40lb KB
5 FS, 15 Swings L/R 20 Weighted Walking Lunges L/R
10 Swings
Run 2 lengths of the soccor field
15 Swings
Run 2 lengths of the soccor field
20 Swings
Run 2 lengths of the soccor field
25 Swings
Run 2 lengths of the soccor field
(around 1pm)
2 Hours of BJJ in the evening

Thursday, September 13, 2007

24kg Kettlebell Snatch Video

Here's the 15/15 from yesterday.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

And the humidity is gone...

Kept it simple today...

One hour on the mat, drills.

24kg kettlebell snatches 15/15 (video will be up tomorrow) Felt pretty good after the snatches, was aiming to do 12/12 but felt pretty strong so I kept going. Probably could have gotten a few more but wasn't sure.

Got an urge to do the circuit that I put the evening group workout through...
20 reps each of
Elevated Lateral Jump Squats
Elevated Reverse Lunges
Box Hops with a Reverse Lunge
Kettlebell High Pulls
Jumping Pull Ups
Elevated Hand Walk Overs
Medicine Ball Push Ups

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sluggish Already, It's The Humidity

I really feel like I pushed myself through today's workout just because I had to. I really wanted to exert a little more effort. It probably all started when at the last minute I switched from box jumps to box hops because I didn't want to re-injure my knee. My effort didn't decrease at all throughout the workout, but it didn't increase either.

6 - 1 minute rounds of...
Box Hops
24kg Kettlebell Snatches
Alternating Reverse Lunges
Push Ups
Pull Ups
Sit Ups

Consistantly got 30, 6L/R, 28, 15, 6, 15 respectively. 32 minutes, rest included.

BJJ tonight. No training all drills.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Where We're Starting From

I always pick a few training goals and a time period to obtain the goal. Without the goal my training suffers and without the time restriction the goal can get lost. That's part one...here's part two. State the training goal outloud, so you can hold yourself accountable.

Where are we? At some point I've had a 295lb deadlift. At some point I've side pressed the 32kg KB. At some point I've done 130 KB snatches in 5 minutes with the 16kg. I've snatched a 36kg KB with my right arm. I've gotten a 10kg weighted pull up.

Where are we going? Here'e the list that means something right now! Here's the list that makes my training move forward. Here's the list that will make all the things I've listed above come even easier.

Military Press the 32kg KB Left and Right

Snatch the 40kg KB Left and Right

Muscle Up on the Rings

Snatch the 24kg KB 40 reps Left and Right

24kg Weighted Pull Up

The time line hasn't been defined yet. That will take another day or two. One more thing, the trick with the goals I've listed is to also stay well conditioned for the two BJJ competitions coming up in October and November.