Friday, June 19, 2009

HoC/DDR+ Routine with double 24kg bells

HoC/DDR+: This week's routine included:
Doing the entire protocol wearing a 26lb X-vest
Using 2 24kg bells for each exercise.

Really was sweating bullets with this one...I lost about 5lb in water weight doing this. You will notice my pants getting darker, that is not because it was getting darker, but I was sweating and the pants were nylon.

2 songs of DDR
15 double 24kg swings, 2 songs of DDR
15 double 24kg C&Ps, 2 songs of DDR
12 double 24kg snatches, 2 songs of DDR
10 24kg renegade rows, 2 songs of DDR
15 double 24kg cleans, 2 songs of DDR
10 double 24kg see saw presses, 2 songs of DDR
8 double 24kg dead snatches, 2 songs of DDR
10 double 24kg Military Presses, 2 songs of DDR
8 double 24kg hang snatches (not on video, messed up), 2 songs of DDR
30 double 24kg floor presses (not on video, messed up), 2 songs of DDR
20 double 24kg swings(not on video, messed up), 2 songs of DDR
10 double 24kg jerks, 2 songs of DDR
==> Active Recovery along burned about 572 calories (26 songs * ~22 cal/song) alone.

All songs on DDR were Expert or Difficult failed songs.

Took about 1:15

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Some chair snatching.....

This may not be party approved, but I did it anyway:

Chair Snatch: 24kg x 10L/9R (miscounted) in about 52s

Chair Snatch: 32k x 9L/10R (miscounted) in about 58s

Thursday, June 11, 2009

PBA Experience League/Bells/New Clients

Lots of new stuff going on:

1) Adding new clients almost daily. Most of them are on a referral basis (i.e., they came to me). My strategy of seeing as many people as possible early on has paid off.

2) I joined a PBA Experience league. After two weeks, I am averaging 189. Today I started out really bad (I have a 71 in the seventh frame with 6 opens). I close with 226 and 221 games for a 584. I made the following adjustment to my game because my timing has been the shits for the last 20 weeks.
a) Try to lead with the ring finger (I had been coming around the ball early)
b) Lower pushaway (I have short legs, and if you get to the line to fast, the ball is still moving backwards when you get there and timing is off).
c) Slow feet down, so I can stay down and rooted.

I would love to average 200 in this league -- I will need to put some big weeks together. Also, bowling feels like a sport when "3 boards of area) does not mean "first arrow, second arrow, and third arrow". Also, there is no handicap so the better bowler (or team) wins. Also, I like the fact that there are individual and team matches. Makes it a lot more interesting.

3) Continuing to set new records daily in Dance Dance Revolution. The songs are starting to feel slower. Songs that seemed impossible just 3 weeks ago are now As and Bs on Expert. Here are some other observations:
* While not a complete FMS, DDR makes you move in a lot of different directions. Really opens up the hips.
* My calves are getting ridiculously vascular.
* I see DDR is being packaged as a "Youth Fitness Bundle". Given my success with it, every Boys/Girls club, community center, and day care should have DDR in their facility. It is fun, safe, and functional. ]

4) My training. Right shoulder is getting better. Here are some highlights:
* TGU with Beast with both hands
* Started doing chair snatches. Did 12L/12R with the 32kg this afternoon.
* Probably going to bail on the TSC this year.
* Weight is down to 189. Plan to get to 176 by the end of August.
* My clothes absolutely do not fit anymore. I can take off my jeans w/o unbuttoning them.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Quick Update...

I tore up my shoulder on March 3. On June 3 I did Turkish Get-Ups with the 48kg with both my left and right hands. I also "chair snatched" a 32kg bell with both hands.

If you asked me what a "chair snatch" was before I discovered kettlebells, I probably would have said that it was something in a porn movie.

Weight is down to 189 (down 15 since 12/31/08). Trying to get to 176. Need to clean up diet to get there.