Sunday, January 4, 2009

10 Minute Jerk Set - 20kg

The goals have been reached.  I have now officially completed my 20kg progressions.  After today's 10 minutes of 10 rpm jerks and my 10 minute 20 rpm snatch session a couple of days ago, I am ready to start the progressions over with the 24kg.

Jerk(16kg) 20 reps
Jerk(20kg) 10 rpm x 10 minutes
Swing(32kg) 30/30 x 2 sets
Bodyweight pullups 5 x 3 sets

The ten minute sessions truly build mental strength.  I can't get over how many times your mind tells, no screams, to stop.  However, after the 7-8 minute mark it is all about finishing.   I was able to settle into a nice breathing rhythm and keep relaxed in the rack, until the last 2 minutes when I was forced to just gut it out.  During that final two minutes, my hands/wrists began to fatigue, it was hard to get comfortable in the rack, my heart rate began to peak, and my breathing became more difficult to control.  Something tells me that this will never truly become easy.  I am looking forward to cycling back and starting to build my progressions with the 24kg.

1 comment:

Jon Alford said...

Nice work. I got to tag along with Brad Nelson at a Z health speed clinic for kids today. He's a level 4. Great guy. He and I are both friends of Coach Joe Hadachek so we all crashed at Joe's house last night before the class today. I asked a million questions. We were in Iowa for an Advocare meeting. We had another friend there showing him KBs so he had 2 RKC 1s and a Senior RKC all telling him what to do at the same time. Great stuff.