Friday, March 26, 2010

And then there's that...

Gloomy morning.  June Gloom in March.  Getting my head in the game was challenging but worth it.

Warm Up:  Super Joints, Hardstyle Locks, Halos, Pumps, Shoulder Bridges.


Box Pistols & Bottoms Up Presses with 24kg Bell.  Alternated.

For the Box Pistols I used a High Step 5 tier box dropped down to 3 tiers.  I'm feeling more and more comfortable with this tier and can see myself dropping another tier soon.  10 attempts, all pretty solid.

With the Bottoms Up press, my left hand is still weaker but catching up quick.  Lat shelf is dialing in, stability from the abs and glutes plugged into the rooted legs is coming along quite nicely.  10 attempts and pressed out 8 times up and back to the rack.  Missed it only twice.

Spent 20 minutes on these two drills and then moved on to...

Ladders alternating Negative Free Pistols & Bottoms Up Press with 16kg Bell.

Added a tier to the box, got a lighter bell and did 5 ladders of 1,2,3 in 20 minutes.  That was refrreshing and quite rewarding when form and technique with a little added conditioning allow you to squeeze in a whole extra ladder in the same time it took you to do only 4 the week prior.

Music of choice:  David Arkenstone's Atlantis.  This CD is great for slow grinds and exotic lifts.  The music is reminiscent of times long ago when there were Greek and Roman warriors sailing the Aegean sea and heading off to bring Helen home or conquer Egypt.  This is music of myth and legend that lends itself well to feats of strength.

All in all it was a very good session.

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