28 May 2010

Barbell squats:
70 kg x 5
65 kg x 5

This concludes the first cycle of PTTP. I am very curious to see where it goes.

27 May 2010

2 x 24 kg jerk:
10 x 10 sets
under one hour

That's sweet 4800, close to five tons.

Doing it while watching "Like Father Like Son" with my younger daughter. No effort, though felt it at the end of last set.

Current training

I've been away from the blog for a while. For some reason I cannot post from my home PC, when I try I get some error message. And I am too lazy and buzy to try and figure out what's wrong. I haven't stopped training, even though it - training - has been rather sporadic. I had some change in my work lately. To cut the long story short, my working day is 10 hours, and the hospital where I spend most time is about an hour of driving away from my home. This does not leave much time for jerking kettlebells. But it's ok, even doing it once a week makes me feel good.

Given the the low frequency of my training I now try make it up by volume. I also followed the advise given to me by Makarov (last year, mind you) and tend to work out with heavier bells. My session consists of multiple sets of either jerks or snatches. Sets either fixed or waving, as used by Denis Khanygin. For example, last week I did 7 sets of jerks with two 24 kg, 10 reps each set, liberal rest. Yesterday I did snatches with 24 kg, the sets as follows: 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 9. The rest should have been 7, 5, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, but my hands started burning, and I didn't want to rip my palms.

General idea of my current training is to build up volume up top 200 jerks or 300 snatches (150 per arm) in one training session and then start reducing rest between the sets. It should be good for building numbers, but I don't really care at this stage. Finishing the above in an hour makes it fairly good workout in itself: it's 3.3 jerks or 5 snatches per minute, or total volume of 9600 or 7200 kg! Let's see if I can get there. Or maybe I will drop the bar and settle for less. I am also planning to do continuous snatching with multiple switches.

I have also started doing some barbell work. PTTP style, only squats and not every day. I do two sets of 5, yesterday squatting with 67.5 kg in the first set. I also occasionally do some BW stuff, like hanging leg raises of pullovers over a bar and a bit of stretching. On weekends I try go for long walks. It is about 10 km from where I live to the famous Bondi beach, most of the way along the coast. Couple of weeks ago my wife and I walked to Bondi, had a snack and coffee and then walked back.

I am also going to start posting my training on the Irongarm, this way my records are more likely to be consistent.