Friday, July 20, 2007

Upper Conditioning

Work is cresting again and I hard a hard time falling or staying asleep last night.  At least I've taken some steps that should eliminate the overtime at the end of the month.  Regardless, I got up this morning and put in my time.  I did:

12k Kettlebell Warm Up
KB Snatches: 10/10x16k, 20k, 20k, 20k
Turkish Get Ups: 3/3x12k; 3x1/1x16k
Overhead Press: 6/6x16k, 16k, 16k
Bottoms Up Overhead Press: 5/5x16k, 16k, 16k
V-bar (between sets): 1/1x90, 115, 140, 140, 140, 140, 140, 160, 135
Braced Bend: Isos in various positions

This time I decided to do the most demanding work first.  I also pushed the snatches.  By the time I got to my presses, I was tired.  At that point my v-bar was tempting me away from the conditioning workout.  With the grip contest next Saturday, I let it.  How often do I actually WANT to do v-bar?  Sets across on the presses and lots of v-bar finished the workout, along with a little braced bending.

Tomorrow is going to be my free day.  I have planned lots of sets of triples in the deadlift, clean, pushpress, and front squat.  After all this high rep work, it will be fun.  I think a heavy workout once a week will keep my strength up as I work on my conditioning.