First....Tuesday's disaster. I just now looked over the first video, the second isn't even worth remembering much less posting, so let me just recap this one. I thought I had rested and recovered enough after training and teaching in the morning, by having a nice big lunch (probably too big), and taking a fairly long nap, longer than usual, over an hour. I got out into the garage gym around 4:15 and took about 15-20 minutes to warm up. The 12kg felt fine, the 14kg not bad, but the 16kg felt heavy. I never like to say out loud that the weights feel heavy; it's a superstition of mine.
I always start with my "good" side, my R, and things were going along okay...oh, probably what kind of set me off in the wrong direction is that up until the minutes before my workout I thought my sets were with the 14kg. I checked my program before I went out to the gym to find out my coach had changed the workout the day before....totally unexpected, and since I hadn't looked at it for days I was kind of blindsided. I probably should have just stuck with what was in my head, but that's where the mental breakdown started. Anyway, just reviewing the video minutes ago it all came rushing back to me....I'm so glad it's over now. It was just a not good day.
The Swing Quest event on Sunday took more out of me than I realized. It wasn't the 2014 swing reps, it was the "event". The responsibility the adrenaline, etc. Then without enough recovery Tuesday's teaching and training in the morning, eating too much at lunch, not enough rest, last minute program change = recipe for a challenging workout.
28 R/ 17 L, with multiple, multiple re-cleans. This was supposed to be a 5 minute set at 12rpm (30/30). I was also having some forearm pain from the pressure and the weight of the bell and tried removing my wrist pads because they weren't seeming to help. Well, removing them didn't help much either. Man, that was a long story for such a short video! Goodness.
This was good and bad, both. Good because I did indeed finish 5 full minutes without re-cleaning. Whew, I can in fact complete 5 min w/16kg. Bad because I probably could have kept going on my L, but I would never know because I quit.
I switched at 2.75. I got lost and as I approached the end of my 6 min set....wait a minute (literally), did I say 6 minute set? This was only a 5 minute set! So have I been jerking for almost 3.25 min L? Apparently I had! Crazy. 6 minute total. Okay, now I know I can technically jerk for 6 minutes. 29 R/29 L isn't a PR by any means, but I can, in fact, complete 6 minutes.
132 total reps, right in the money, I think. 66 R/66 L. Maybe an extra rep, but not one less. I'm pretty sure I hit 11 reps every 30 sec but to be honest I haven't sat through this entire video to confirm. I'm not going to day it was an easy set, but I'm not going to say it was hard either, but it was only 6 minutes, not 10. That kind of pace is crazy fast for much longer, in fact I'm sure it would have dropped off substantially if the set was any longer.
I never did get to my 10 x 10 video.
after a quick 12kg, 5 minute 100 swing warm up:
Double and moderately heavy two hand swings
230 dbl 16kg's
30 min, 580 swings
Well I guess not turning this into a big long story didn't quite workout!