Another VO2 max day on my way to a goal of 80 sets. I was joined by my wife today. It was her first attempt at the VO2 max protocol. I was on the hook for 50 sets. I told her to shoot for 30 sets and was surprised to find her working along with me all the way to 50 sets. It was a very strong performance from her. Things also went well for me. The funny thing about this protocol is that after a certain point, the pain just doesn't get any worse. You get into a groove and the sets just fly by. I have really been focusing on taming the arc on my down swing. Focusing on pulling the bell to my pubis and then hinging at the hips just before it hits me. I have also been trying to really work on the "hike" between my legs in order to load my hammies for the explosion upwards. As Pavel and Rif said at the Sept. Cert, the VO2 max protocol is a self correcting workout. By doing so many reps, one really has a chance to correct technique flaws.
Me: VO2 Max 15:15 with the 16kg (8 reps) x 50 sets
Wife: VO2 Max 15:15 with the 8kg (7 reps) x 50 sets