Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Assume the Position

Ah, my Bootcamp Boys. Another Wednesday, another great sweatfest! They made it through an entire deck of cards doing swings, burpees, clean and press, and rows. Whew! They detest the burpees, so everytime I drew the spade cards for burpees, they would moan and say "We'll assume the position." If you come to my bootcamps, we will now refer to burpees as "assume the position."

My own training brought some challenges and a sense of accomplishment.

Double Jerks - 16 kg - 6 x 5
-These were challenging, but rewarding. It was my first time using the 16 kg bells for jerks.

Mini-Circuit of
Double Cleans - 16 kg - 5 reps
rest 20 seconds
Squats - 20 kg - 5 reps
rest 20 seconds
10 rounds
-I LOVE the double cleans.
-I had a great sense of accomplishment with my squats today. I hiked the 20 kg (44 lb) bell up to the goblet position and it felt so light. Then, when doing the reps, for the first time EVER, I didn't struggle. I have made progress on my squats!! It wasn't long ago that a 16 kg goblet squat was a struggle. Amazing!

I feel as if I've overcome a great obstacle. It really gives me confidence that the pistol is within my reach!


Steve Stenzel said...

Nice work with the 20 kg bell!!

Amy Jurrens, RKC said...

Thanks Speedo!!