Thursday, November 15, 2012
Experimenting with 40 rep sets....
A couple things.....
As "hard" as it was to pull back on my training the week before, in anticipation for, the 3 hour DVD video shoot this past weekend, it was equally "hard" to let myself properly recover! I did in fact video tape quite a bit of training this morning, but after reviewing the footage it was obvious to me how tired I was. I apologize, but I did manage to salvage a bit of video I'm not completely embarrassed about, lol!
I haven't posted workouts in a few weeks as I was practicing, practicing and practicing the routines for two DVD's that will be available for the Holiday season. I do plan on posting "companion" workouts to the DVD's and let's start here. The next new DVD to be released is titled "Top 40". The idea behind the progressive training is to work up to swinging sets of 40 reps. You may or may not be at that point already, but here is a short "experiment" to keep you busy along the way.
Surprising to me I had no idea how this "experiment" would turn out until I did it! I was reminded real quick why and how I program my progressions! If you are not at the point of swinging 40 consecutive reps this may be the first time you do it, OR, if you are, please share with me what combinations you find more "difficult" (ie, fun!).
On your own do a fairly quick warm up of maybe:
2 sets of 10 2 hd swings
1 set of 20 2 hand swing
Here is what you will find demonstrated in the video:
10/10 one hand swings x 1 set (30 sec/30 sec)
5/5 x 2 one hand swings (30/30)
20 2 hd swings (30/30)
20 2 hand swings + 10/10 on hand swings (1 min/1 min)
10/10 on hand swings + 5/5 x 2 one hand swings ( 1 min/1 min)
5/5 x 2 one hand swings + 20 2 hand swings (1 min/1 min)
9 minutes, 180 swings
Repeat or not! Or repeat the set you enjoyed the least! lol Enjoy!
PS...."Hard" is a feeling, not a fact! -Tracy Reifkind ( I love this phrase and you will hear it/read it often!)