Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tuesday 1200 swings, 550 snatches

I skipped Bikram yoga this morning in exchange for cleaning my house and making some killer beef, barley, & mushroom soup in my pressure cooker, (Dang, I love my pressure cooker, and big 'ole pieces of beef that fall off of big 'ole bones, lol). I've probably been averaging 6 out of 7 days a week with my Bikram practice, so it was time to reprioritize. Cleaning up around the house gave me much more 'peace of mind'.

I did 700 swings with an 9:30am KB client, then ran home to finish some sort of workout. Here's what I did,

9:30am KB "I go, you go" style swing combinations

10 x 10 reps = 100 (5 min.)
10 x 20 reps = 200 (10 min.)
10 x 40 reps = 400 (20 min)
1 x 100 reps = 100 (1 min rest, 2.5 min set)

Total time 38.5 min w/12kg. Whoops, I guess I did 800 swings! I'm such a lousy counter!

10:45 KB 100 rep swing and snatch sets w/12kg

20 2 hand swings,
20 transfers,
10 swing / transfers (20 reps),
20 transfers,
20 2 hand swings,

100 reps, 2 1/2 min. work, 1 min rest x 5 sets alternating with 5 min snatch sets w/1 min. rest.

snatches w/12kg

15/15, 10/10, 15/15, 10/10, 15/15, (130)
10/10 x 5 (100)
10/10 x 5 (100)
10/10 x 5 (100)
10/10, 15/15, 10/10, 1515, 10/ 10, (120)

I thought I might be able to keep up the first snatch combination for all 5 sets, but it was too much, expecially with only 1 min. rest between swing/snatch sets. But after doing the math I had to "round off" the total with the last combination set.

Total workout @ home 47.5 min. 500 swings / 550 snatches
Total workout today 86 min., 1300 swings / 550 snatches, I guess I pass on my evening walk, lol!


Happiness Within said...


I woke up this morning with a "I need to deep clean NOW" feeling. I have something stashed in every corner. Why?! LOL

I have to pull out my pressure cooker again. I have to flip through my 2 pressure cooker cookbooks to see what I'd like to create.


Keturah said...

I'd take off from my walk too! I'm just amazed at your training sessions! I cannot wait until the day I can do that many swings and snatches. (If it ever comes, lol) Thanks for giving me something to aspire to.

BTW, I have never used a pressure cooker but your are tempting me more and more to dust off my mom's and give it a whirl.

Gabi said...

Nothing can beat "big 'ole pieces of beef that fall off of big 'ole bones" :)))

Tracy Reifkind said...


I'm on a mission to get things organized around the house so I can have you all over to cook in my kitchen...speaking of which, let's make a date!

I never look in a "pressure cooker" cookbook for idea, I look in regular cookbooks and adapt any "braising" recipe to use the PC with. I'll show you how and what I mean by that when you come over!

Tracy Reifkind said...


My training sessions prove that I'm eating too much food! I should be skinny by now, lol!

(Butterfinger candy bar binges certainly don't help!)

And, mark my words...pressure cooking is going to be the next big thing! Especially if I have anything to do with it!

Tracy Reifkind said...


I'm so glad I'm not a vegetarian! I love my meat, especially beef and pork!

I'll be writing a blog post about being, or not being vegetarian....any thoughts? I'd be interested in your opinion.

Aaron Friday said...

That's it? A bazillion swings and half a bazillion snatches?

For the record, I just want you to know that I can regularly surpass your daily numbers in about a month or so.

Tracy Reifkind said...


Not all of us were born studs...some of us have to actually work at it.

Aaron Friday said...

We're both working at it. It's just that your day = my month.