Sunday, May 13, 2007

Kettlebells!

This was the perfect morning for lifting weights.  Leading into yesterday I had about 9 hours sleep, got in a one hour nap, another two hour nap, and a full 7 hours that night.  I'm pretty well caught up on the sleep debt from moving now.  Feeling particularly enthused, I even brought the computer downstairs to listen to Rhapsody while I worked out.  I did:

Warm Up with 12k
One Arm Swings + High Pulls: 5/5+5/5x12k, 16k, 20k, 24k, 28k, 3/3+3/3x32k
Snatches: 5/5x20k; 5/5x24k (PR)
Bottoms Up Presses: 5/5x12k; 2x5/5x16k; 3/3x20k; 2/2x20k;
Renegade Rows: 3x3/3x16k
Walk 60ft with Kettlebell Overhead: 1/1x20k
Side Bridges: 2x30s/30sxBW

High pulls are the secret for bringing my snatch form together.  I am getting so much more power that the snatches with the 20k feel easy.  I know enough to take my PRs a small jump at a time, but I could have done more with the 24k.  The stabilizing muscles in my upper back and shoulders were completely fried by this workout.

No stretching this morning.  I needed to use that time to get ready for Mother's day.  Maybe I'll do some this afternoon.