Another early morning workout. As much as I don't like to work out first thing in the morning, this schedule is just working out much better for me. Either I hit the bells first thing in the morning or not at all. Especially with the kids spring sports schedules kicking in......
*20 sets total (snatches 100L/100R and 10 minutes jump rope)
SLDL(24kg) 8/8 x 2 sets
RBT Lateral Walks
I am starting to groove my new drop on the snatch and think this may help me ultimately increase my snatch numbers. Video above is 4 minutes of the 20 minute workout. Give it a go. It is short, sweet, and very effective.
Up and at 'em early again today. I am really liking the snatch/jump rope combo. Changing to 10 reps of GS snatches with 1 arm at a time also is working better for me. It is also allowing me to get good snatch volume while re-conditioning my hands. Hopefully this will help me transition into longer snatch sets.
*10 GS Snatches One Arm (35 sec) - alternate arms each set
*30 sec Jump Rope
*Did 20 sets total
I like this variation. It is nice to get 10 reps with one arm at a time. It really is helping me groove the snatch again. I was huffing and puffing by the end of 20 minutes of straight work. I will be doing this routine again.
Who is that guy? Where did all the hair come from? Where is that guy's neck?
I was looking through some old photos on my computer and came across this gem. That is me in 1989. A freshman in college. It was the peak of my size, around 260. I was playing offensive line at the time. About 2 months after this photo, I suffered a severe knee injury and that was the end of my football career. I started dropping weight soon thereafter. Currently I weigh in around 190-195lb. Hard to believe I was that big.....
Decided to fit in a workout today instead of getting up tomorrow morning.
My dad gave me an extra jump rope he had lying around his basement which meant only one thing......more snatch/jump rope combos today. I like this routine, although a bit monotonous it is quite effective. Switching between movements does help break up the 20 minutes of continuous work.
Warm Up: Stick Shrugs
Indian Clubs - 5 minutes
Snatch/Jump Rope Combo(20kg)
*Snatch - 15 sec R/15 sec L (5/5 reps)
*Jump rope for 30 seconds
*Repeat times 20 sets
*Total snatches - 100R/100L, Total Jump Rope - 10 minutes
Was a bit pressed for time today as I was trying to squeeze in a quick workout before heading out to my father's 70th B-day party. For those of you who aren't aware, he is the guy who introduced me to kettlebells 4 years ago. He started using them at age 65 and still is actively using the bells on almost a daily basis as we speak.
Indian Club Warm Up - 5 minutes
HS Swing(32kg) 20 reps in 30 sec/15 sec rest x 15 sets
RBT Leg Blaster - 30 sec on/15 sec rest - front squat, split squat, dead lift
Liked the snatch/jump rope combo so I thought I would give it another go tonight but increase the snatching to 30/30 seconds and jump rope to 1 minute.
Indian Club Warm Up
Snatch/Jump Rope Combo(20Kg)
*30sec L/30sec R (10/10)
*1 minute jump rope
*I was trying for 10 sets or 20 minutes of work, however, my ancient jump rope broke during the 4th set sending plastic pieces flying all over my basement gym. For the remainder of the workout I snatched at 16-18 rpm switching hands every minute
Snatch(20kg) 16-18 rpm switching every 1 minute x 10 minutes