Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Making it Harder

Today is Tuesday and I'm still too wiped out to video one of my sets from yesterdays workout! I am digging these deep swings. The funny thing is, when you make it harder (your workout), it's harder!

Here's what I did in Monday;

7:30 KB extended range swings / snatches

Warm up w /26

40 2 hand swings, 1 min. on, 1 min. rest x 4 sets
40 transfers 1 min. on, 1 min. rest x 2 sets

Total warm up 12 min.

Work sets / all reps extended range w/26

one hand swing, snatch, transfer 10L, 10 R, 2 min on 1 min. rest

one hand swing, snatch x 8 L, one hand swing,snatch x 8 R, 1 min. on 1 min. rest

snatch x 10 L, trans., snatch x 10 R, 1 min., on 1 min. rest

I alternated these 3 sets in this order 6 x, all three sets took 7 min. to complete including rest periods. 6 x 7 = 42 min.

Total workout 54 min.

Because I used a deeper reach with all of the reps, the arc was much larger. The first 2 work sets included a swing or a transfer before a snatch, at that point the bell was right there (at the top) and it just floated over. It was much easier on the callouses but it did give me a blister below my left pinkie finger.

I'm very motivated to stay with this type of strength training. I've got the endurance, now it's time to get stronger for the 36!

Monday AM weight 128.4
7:30 KB
7:00pm vinyasa yoga

Menu, low-calorie day

4:30-9:30 coffee w/cream 60 cal.
11:30 coffee w/ 1/2 & 1/2 70 cal.
1:00 pea soup w/smoked turkey and red chard 450 cal.
3:00 1/2c. risotto w/beets, beet greens 150 cal.
5:30 yogurt shake w/mixed berries and fiber 320 cal.

Total calories 1050

Too many carbs and no raw veggies, not a good combination for me. I'm not surprised at what I weighed this morning. I'll try again today!

I made a big pot of pea soup this morning because I had to use up some leftover veggies. Same reason I made risotto. I had some beets for over 2 weeks and I didn't want to waste them. Too bad I didn't make this beet risotto for Valentines day, it's a pretty red color!

Tuesday AM weight127.4
2:00 2.5 mile walk
7:00 Bikram yoga


4:30-9:30 coffee w/cream 60 cal., cocoa, 70 cal.
7:30 roasted veggies, shallots, butternut squash, parsnips, turnips 300 cal.
12:00 cabbage ceasar salad w/egg (1 whole & 2 whites hardboiled) 350 cal.
1:00 6 prunes 120 cal., 1/2 T. PNB 50 cal.
3:00 apple 120 cal.
4:00 chili pepper soup w/chicken and butternut squash 450 cal.

Total calories 1520

I love to get up early and start cooking. I have alot of energy first thing in the morning, the drawback is that freshly cooked food is too much to resist! When the veggies came out of the oven at 7:30 a.m. I had to have some. I estimated the calories high, I think, I mean I hope!

Today is a good day.

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