Friday, February 15, 2008

Turkish Get Ups

The hours of DDR yesterday were draining and left my legs feeling dead. With a full body session out of the question for today's workout, I decided to go for my final Turkish get up goal - 3x5/5x20k. The workout went like this:

Warm Up with 16k Kettlebell - Two hand swings, One hand swings, One arm presses
Turkish Get Ups - 1/1x16k, 5/5 x 20k, 20k, 20k

That was the whole workout. It left me exhausted, shaky, and pleased with my training. Video of the Turkish get ups is available here:
 
http://www.gripfaq.com/videos/20080215TurkishGetUps3x5x20k.wmv

Today's session highlights the fact that I am committing to much energy to general "activity" and not enough to actual training. While walking in the snow and playing DDR are fine ways to spend my time, taken to the extreme, they move me away from my goal of relative strength. I am going to scale back the non-lifting activity for the next few weeks.

I will train again on Monday.