Wednesday, October 31, 2007

24kg Snatch Update

By the looks and feel of things I should be able to crank out around 28/28 early next week. The only problem I had today was in my right hand on the last reps I started to feel my palm tear, so I readjusted on the down swing of the last two reps and completed my set.

15-12-10-8-6-6 Left - 1 minute rest between 15-12-10-8, 30 second rest between 6-6. Completed in 7:35.

15-12-10-8-6-6 Right - 1 minute rest between 15-12-10-8, 30 second rest between 6-6. Completed in 7:28.

Both hands are fairly consistent with each other. I'm a little curious now as to how many statches I can do with the 16kg.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


So, it appears that I might have fallen over on this one! And we're not all perfect, but I'm okay with that. Obviously, since I'm smiling about it.

Today's Workout went like this...

5 minutes on the mat
5 minutes of swings with the 24kg, 15 reps, rest for 15 seconds
5 minutes on the mat
5 minutes of 10 squats, 5 push ups, 1 pull up, rest 15 seconds
5 minutes on the mat
5 mnutes on the mat

Ate a good lunch, 3 eggs over-easy with 2 pieces of whole grain toast, and chocolate milk, yummy!!

About 2 hours later...

Snatches with the 24kg

12-10-8-6-4-2 Left, rested 1 minute between 12, 10, and 8, rested 45 seconds at 6, and no rest for 4 and 2

12-10-8-6-4-2 Right, rested 1 minute between 12, 10, and 8, rested 45 seconds at 6, and no rest for 4 and 2

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Get Up Sit Up

When teaching the Turkish Get Up we always run through the entire movement without weight, or naked as it's often called. After this, we teach the Get Up Sit Up with weight. From the Get Up Sit Up we progress to the full Turkish Get Up with weight. The progression is simple in that it introduces the entire movement and then introduces the movement slightly disected with weight. It helps to stress the importance of keeping the elbow extended throughout the movement, as well as the keeping the arm vertical and perpendicular to the ground.

Training: Yesterday's training was brutal. I had written to a fellow RKC, Harinder Sabharwal, just to see how his training was going and he sent over this Kettlebell and Jiu-Jitsu workout he had been doing, thinking I'd be interested. It looked awesome, so we tried it out yesterday, it was a little tough for the first 3 rounds but I didn't think much of it until the 4th and 5th round, when I realized that I was getting exhausted quickly.

It was 5 rounds without rest of...
5 minutes of Kettlebell Snatches, switching every 8 reps, resting 15 seconds after each 8/8
5 minutes of training on the mat

Thanks Harinder that was great!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I still feel quite beat up and a little broken from Saturday's matches. Training has been going well though. Did some drilling and conditioning on Monday and Tuesday, and some jiu-jitsu on Tuesday night and this afternoon. Seems like my strength is good, so I just have to maintain that for November.
Back to the 40/40 kettlebell snatch training early next week, should feel good and recovered by then.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

BJJ Competition Videos

First match was won by one advantage against the blue belt. This was interesting, we spent half the match dancing after getting tapped in the forehead as an attempted distraction. She was determined.

Second match was lost by two points. I looked at the scoreboard with less than a minute left in the match and actually thought I was up on points so I just held out, but I should have fought a little harder at the end. It also looks like two points were awarded to green when they should have been awarded to red, me. I hate that arm triangle choke.

It was a long day, we went up early in the morning to watch the kid's and teen's matches. I found out when I got there that they had not only paired the Women's white and blue belts together, but that all the Women's belts were fighting together.

After the kids/teens we waited a good 8 hours or more before any of the adult BJJ matches started. Stepped outside for about an hour and did a kettlebell workout on the sidewalk to kill some time, get the heart rate up, and get the jitters out. I didn't compete until after 8:30 at night, so I was getting sleepy and low on energy from eating nothing but protein bars and trail mix all day. Last year I was nervous before my match, this year I felt great. I was pretty pleased with the effort I put forth in my first two matches. I think I could have performed a little better on the third match.

Five weeks until the next tournament.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Four Days To Go!

Been a little lax with posting all of my workouts. Mostly focusing on the jiu-jitsu competition this Saturday. Doing a little conditioning and spending time on the mat. Have still been training 24kg kettlebell snatches for the 40/40 goal, I'm at 17/18 as of last week. The normal workouts will resume next week after the competition is over.

5-4-3-2-1 Left/Right TGUs - 16kgs

2 x 7/7 Kettlebell Snatches - 55lbs (Was shooting for 6 sets, but wripped up one of my hands at the end of 2nd set.)