Training of the day, Wednesday 1/7 2009
Did some “train by feel” in the morning:
ASLR and shoulder mobility progressions
Brettzel progressions – starting to feel solid
TGU progressions (Jeff O’Connor showed us some really nice variations for hip/shoulder mobility)
Clean n’ jerks: 2x28kg x 5-6 reps – Felt easy and comfortably in the lockout
Bent press: 40kg – very smooth and seamless
Swing progressions: 28kg and 48kg – starting to feel very rooted and able to work in some foot work – Feels awesome.
In the afternoon I took my advanced class through 45 sets of berserker conditioning protocol. It felt a lot better than this weekend so I guess Kenneth is right about the enzymatic benefits kicking in really fast. Still a heck of a long way to 80 sets.
My beginner class had the pleasure of being introduced to David Whitley’s furnace workout. The BJJ class on the mat beside us started complaining that we emitted too much heat LOL
One of my current goals is competing in the combined “strongman”/endurance event “EvolutionRace”. The concept is 10 km cross country running with 10 challenges interspersed during the race. Challenges include rope climbs, climbing along ropes and horizontal posts, stone lifting, farmer walks, tire dragging, precision stone throw, cold water swimming etc. The route is really hilly throw a beautiful wooden area with plenty of steep ascents and slopes. This year I plan on doing the run in Vibram Fivefingers, of course.