Monday, June 8, 2009


Wowsie! My training has been a pain in the asterisk!!** I've been doing lots of pistols to a low bench as well as 1 leg deadlifts. Maybe I'll actually grow some butt to replace the pancake I currently possess. Ha! At any rate, I don't remember ever having this much soreness in my rear. It's an unfamiliar ache. I'm taking it as a sign that I am building up my pistol strength.

Here was today's training:

Clean & Press - 12 kg - 5 x 1, 2, 3, 4 L, R
-As before, I'm doing 1 clean, 1 press, 2 cleans, 2 presses, etc. up to 4 on the left and then I switch and do it on the right.
-I tried to press the bell up very quickly. (I ready Marty's last column about Sandy. I do the EXACT same thing Sandy did - one speed.) Light weight needs to be moved more rapidly than heavy weight.
-I had a very tight left trap. Time to see the chiro.
RPE - 7 on the left and 6 on the right

1 Leg, 1 Arm Bent Knee deadlifts - 24 kg (53 lb) 6 x 5 L, R
-Oh how I wanted to cut these short. My asterisk was killing me. I did Z between ladders and stretches, but nothing would release it.
RPE - 6 (except for the pain)

1 Arm Swings - 20 kg (44 lb) - 5 x 12 L, R - 20 secs between arms
-Not too taxing.
RPE - 5

I just received a phone call inviting me to an event Wednesday night to meet Mike Huckabee. He's going to be endorsing Bob VanderPlaats for governor of Iowa. I want to go so badly. I have a KB class Wedesday and Bible school. I'm directing music again this year, which I love, love, love. I guess I'm not supposed to meet Bob and Mike. Bummer!!


Sandy Sommer, RKC said...

I've making progress in my explosion without losing tension at all. I just keep practicing it and I'm finding that on an "Absolute Strength day" like today heavy is starting to speed up to. Interesting

John Roberts, RKC said...

At the risk of sounding like an asterisk, sorry in advance... Get a replacement kettlebell intructor and Bible teacher or cancel both. Go see Huckabee. Relax your movement on the trap. Whatever you do, its the right thing! :)

Amy Jurrens, RKC said...

I will keep working on my speed. Hopefully the 20 kg will go up fast and easy soon!

Amy Jurrens, RKC said...

If you click on Iowa under RKC instructors at dragondoor, you will see my little locator balloon all by itself in NW Iowa. I am an island. No other RKC to call on, my friend. Hence, the dilemma for Wednesday. You are welcome to fly out and teach for me. :)

John Roberts, RKC said...

Amy, thanks for the offer, but I have to plow the lower forty. Wow, enjoy your monopoly while it lasts!