Friday, August 29, 2008

The Simpler the Better

Thursday August 28, 2008

Weight: 181 lbs

AMT (Alternative Minimum Tax) Circuit

A1: 24kg x 1 x 10/10 One-hand swing
A2: 32kg x 1 x 1/1 TGU

Number of sets: 10

This was part of a group workout I did at work with my supervisor, a c0-worker and his eleven year old daughter. I trained my co-worker back in July of 2007 and he in turn trained his daughter. She handles the 12kg with relative ease for swings, push presses and rows. She uses the 8kg for TGUs. She can also do doubles of dead-hang chin-ups. She looks like any ordinary kid but is a very strong young girl .. pity the poor boy who decides to give her some trouble at school.

Friday August 29, 2008

Weight: 180 1/2 lbs

Z-Health R-Phase

16kg Mixed Swings:

16kg x 1 x 50/50 One-hand swings
16kg x 1 x 25/25 One-hand swings
16kg x 1 x 25/25/25/25 One-hand swings
16kg x 1 x 25/25/25/25 One-hand swings
16kg x 1 x 50 Darc swings
16kg x 1 x 50 Darc swings
16kg x 1 x 25/25/10/10/10/10/5/5 One-hand swings
16kg x 1 x 50 Round-about/Darc swings

Total: 600 swings

Originally I was going to take the day off but decided on an early morning easy and short training session. It was fun to go light but still break a decent sweat .. it certainly doesn't get any simpler than this. Although I didn't measure the time between sets , the rest periods were minimal.

3 comments:

Franz Snideman said...

A1: 24kg x 1 x 10/10 One-hand swing
A2: 32kg x 1 x 1/1 TGU

Nice! Program minimum is really all we need to stay in top shape. Although I love doing snatch work as well as I know you do.

Have a great holiday weekend Franklin!

Jason said...

Very nice, Franklin! That 11 year old girl is going to be ready for great things later!

You gotta love easy days that make you feel good at the end! Have a nice Labor Day!

Gabi said...

Oh yes, you just can't beat the program minimum! I'm planning to give it a go today, I'll see if my shoulder can handle the full TGU. I'll have to use a lighter weight (and more reps) though.