Friday, January 22, 2010

Biofeedback Feedback

I've been using biofeedback this week to guide my training. Here's my feedback from today's biofeedback training. :)

Double KB Deadlifts tested well. I had no hip issues during the deadlift portion of my training. It was amazing. I pulled with ease.

For pressing, I first tested push presses. No good. I then tested double military presses. Good.

Circuit 1 - 6 Rounds
Double KB DLs - two 24 kgs - 6 reps
Double KB MP - two 12 kgs - 6 reps
RPE - 7

I finished my session with a snatch and swing circuit. My training plan had me resting 30 seconds between snatches and swings, but that didn't seem challenging enough, so I adjusted the rest time to increase intensity. I gotta get my 20 calories/minute burn!!!

(See the ACE study regarding VO2 Max snatches if you don't know what I'm talking about.) Here's the link:

Circuit 2 - 5 rounds
Snatches - 16 kg - 8 L, R
rest 10 seconds
Double Swings - two 12 kgs - 10 reps
rest 25 seconds
RPE - 7

I am blown away by how good my hips have felt this week, especially today. Usually, they get pretty jacked during training. Between my Zscription and the biofeedback training, I think I'm making some progress.

PS - 2 weeks to Grip-n-Rip!!!!


John Roberts, RKC said...

Hi Amy,

Nice progress. I have been skimming through some of the biofeedback videos on Adam Glass' site and was wondering if you are using the toe touch as a benchmark. If so, do you judge the depth or comfort levels, etc, or is it Top Secret and have to wait for the DVD? :)
BTW, good article on the MV02 and two weeks will be here before you know it. Have fun!

Amy Jurrens, RKC said...

I do use the toe touch for most drills since I am most focused on my hip mobility and strength. I do use the overhead arm test sometimes for presses.

I use depth and intuitive feel. Does it seem effortless to lay my palms flat on the ground, or did it feel like I was pushing past my comfort level? If a drill tests poorly, I usually can't even get my knuckles on the ground.

Since you practice Z Health, you'd easily be able to tune into your body to know if a drill tests well. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

John Roberts, RKC said...

Cool stuff Amy. I'm going to wait for the DVD and watch your progress along the way. Thanks for the insights!