Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Hill reps in vibrams

Simple workout tonight. 1m run. 4 reps of earls way. Which is a convenient 1/4m long hill, then the 1m back to home. Simple but taxing. Done the work out in my vibram sprints. Little bit of calf ache but then they have been worked.

Jason rounding up for the night.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Stage 3 RKC sntach test

Have ignored snatches for a while but thought time to return. No messing, straight into stage 3 of RKC snatch test guidelines.

As a warm up 20 around body passes, 20 swings.
As mentioned previously should be with a 24KG KB but only have a 20 at present.
5 snatches on the right, 5 snatches on the left, on the minute for 20 mins. Total workload 4800kg. Completed and more left in the tank if required.

Jason nursing blood blister left hand.

vibrams and sludge

Today I finally got the chance to try a run I had been wanting to do for some time. Road, bridal path and finish back on road. Distance only about 3.5m. Set off at a reasonable pace for me. (the pace always seems to feel easier in the vibrams) Hit the field at the 1m point. No sooner had the vibrams hit the grass wetness could be felt in the toes. From there on in I was slipping and sliding about, no traction at all, yet good fun at the same time. Would like to see the look on some other users faces when they come across my foot prints in the sludge. After a while you get a wet suit effect where although your feet are wet they are not cold. Enjoyed my run came back covered in muck and smile on my face. but todays lesson is vibrams offer zero grip on sludge.

May have turned a corner as no discomfort in the calves. Not during or after.

Jason now drying his vibrams

Friday, 13 February 2009

Newport routine

Today followed the newport routine from Art of Strength. This is tough. Acts a s a ver barometer as to where you are with things fitness. Have not done this routine for a while so had the sense to drop the bells by about 50% even than had to take the occasional rest. A good overview is here so I will not re-invent the wheel. No idea of workload as work for time and not reps and have enough to do without counting.

Jason resting

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Wheels are turning again

Opened the account with 10x32 deep front sqt and 10x32 suitcase sqts before work.
Tonight ran the bells for 6.20 to complete 3 rounds. 2760
Then followed that with.
2x5x20 press, 10x20 upright row, 2x10x20 elbow raise, 10x20 curls, 5x20 tri extn, 4x10x20 chest press, 10 janda negs
Total workload 5300kg.

Jason that feels better

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Sunday and Tuesday

Sunday run with Jen at local park. Snow and ice made for a fun run. Hard on the eyes due to the glare. Enjoyed though.
Monday 4m undulating. Good to be moving again, had a poor week last week.

Jason needing to pick up the pace

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Sunday morning 300

First time this year for the 300. Had the sense to keep it realistic and performed with the 12kg KB. Timed at 18:50. Pleased with that. Rounded off with 10 Janda negatives and 20x20 side bends.
Workload 4oookg.

Jason looking forward to lunch