Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tracy's All Day Food 2/13, and Heated Hallway KB's!

This is the 3rd day in a row that I've had, basically, the same exact menu with the exception of the soup. Monday and Tuesday because I was at home I had a yogurt/protein smoothie for lunch that I used the blender for....at work I don't have a blender so I brought some soup instead.

Menu

10:30am, salad w/curry dressing 300, tuna with 1 1/2 T. mayo 225 cal.
1:30pm lg apple, 1oz. raisins 210 cal.
steel cut oats, 1/2 lowfat milk 220 cal.
5:30pm soup w/ 4oz chicken breast and spaghetti squash 400 ca.

Add in morning coffee w/ 1/2 & 1/2 ( I switched from heavy cream) 100 cal.
1445 total calories

Heated Hallway KB!

I've done a couple of short KB workouts in my hallway recently. Because we have a floor furnace I can get it really hot and I can close off my hallway from the rest of our house so I've done a couple of short heated KB workouts recently. The first 2 (one each week) I used the 8kg (18lbs) and did 5 min sets (200 reps) w/2 min. rest x 4 or 5.

Yesterday I came home from my Bikram yoga class, cranked up the heat, and picked up the 12kg! It was my intention to do 2 min sets w/1 min rest, but after 90 min of hot yoga I knew 1 min sets w/ 30 sec rests were more doable! So here's what I did,

40 transfers. 1 min work
30 sec rest
10/10/10/10 1 hand swings, 1 min work
30 sec. rest
40 2 hand swings, 1 min work,
30 sec. rest

I repeated these 3 sets in this order x6 = 27 min, 720 swings total.

4 comments:

leslie said...

Another fascinating way to train! Do you count each and every swing, or do you just know you pace and go for time?

Tracy said...

Leslie, I know my pace is 40 rep/min. sets.

Regina Kettlebell Instructor said...

I like that 16kg bell is the same size as the 32kg..it makes you look really bad ass!

You will get that snatch goal. I passed the snatch test with the 16kg 19/19. I started with 3 reps and worked my way up to 25/25. I would take a couple breaths at the top, (not that you need to) or that I could during the RKC test :) and if I can do it, you can too! that is pretty much where I am at now :) though 5 reps :) I too had forgotten how heavy that bell is to snatch!

Tracy said...

Regina,

Yes, let'd not forget what's really important....looking bad ass! LOL

The smaller handle really does make a difference.