Saturday, May 5, 2007

Kettlebells in the Garage

I finally had time to get a workout in today, while waiting for Comcast to fix the internet.  Moving has positively drained me.  I've been putting in 16 hour days setting up the house, running on 5 hours of sleep a night.  My weight is down, the peak strength from my previous cycle is gone.  There's no stretching it out at this point.  As a result, I opted for kettlebells.  Luckily I had the frustration of spending 3 hours to get a modem switched to use as fuel.  I did the following exercises:

Snatches, including 1/1x28k, which ties my PR
Presses through the 24k
Bottoms up Presses through the 20k, including a doubles of the 16k's
Turkish Get Ups with the 12k
Goblet squats up through the 20k
Renegade rows with the 16k's
Step ups to my bench with just BW
Overhead squat attempts with a hollow bar

There may have been others.  3 hours is a long time to be in the gym.  I ended the workout with the following finisher, working through 12k, 16k, 20k, 24k 16k doubles, in one long set

Clean the KB from the matt
Carry it out of the garage
Jerk the KB
Carry it overhead past the sidewalk
Set it down and turn around
Snatch the KB
Carry it overhead back to the garage
Rack it and carry back to the matt
Repeat for the other arm

The idea here was to work stability / mobility in my shoulders and feet with an off center load over an extended period of time.  It worked quite well, and made me wish for the partner for my 20k bell.  After all of this I went for a walk and had some dinner.