Tuesday, March 3, 2009

some olympic lifting and "huling" training .. while easy on the thumb

Below is a quick summary of my training since Sunday. Work demands have dramatically increased within the last few weeks resulting in a cut back on quality blogging:

Thanks to google's advance search function, I finally found out how the Chinese say and write kettlebell .. they were located on a few Chinese Fitness Products company websites. If my entry is accepted it should be available within a week or so in the MDGB Chinese-English On-line Dictionary.

Simplified Characters: 壶铃
Traditional Characters: 壺鈴
Hanyu Pinyin Romanization: huling
Mandarin Pronouncation: "who? ling?"

It literally means "pot-bell".

Sunday February 1, 2009

My left thumb was still very sore .. more contrast baths and Ibuprofen. No OH work.

Late Afternoon Assistance Lifts:

Z-Health: Neural Warm-up Level 2 (Dynamic Joint Mobility Drills)

Barbell Front Squats [Russian Strength Routine] (lbs)
135 x 1 x 2
155 x 1 x 2
175 x 6 x 2

These were pretty solid.

Total Volume: 2680 lbs

Tuesday March 3, 2009

My thumb felt much better after two contrast baths today. I tried a little OH snatch work with just the bar but still too much pain. No problem with clean grip OH squats and jerks.

Evening Oly Session:

Z-Health: Neural Warm-up Level 2 (Dynamic Joint Mobility Drills)

C&J (kg)
20 x 2 x 5 Hang C&J
20 x 1 x 5 Clean Grip OH Squat
20 x 1 x 5 Jerk
40 x 1 x 4 Clean-Pull + 3xC&J
50 x 1 x 4 Clean-Pull + 3xC&J
55 x 1 x 4 Clean-Pull + 3xC&J
60 x 6 x 4 Clean-Pull + 3xC&J

Barbell Front Squats [Russian Strength Routine] (lbs)
135 x 1 x 5
160 x 1 x 5
177 x 6 x 5

Tactical Grip Pullups
BW x 6 x 4

Platform Jump-ups (30")
4 x 2

The Front squats where the most demanding yet especially after all the squat clean and jerk work. The pullups seemed to nicely complement the jerk work.

Total Volume: 12100 lbs

Wednesday March 4, 2009

After some broomstick work I felt so good after last night I decided some broomstick and kettlebell work are in order.

Morning Kettlebell Session:

Broomstick x 1 x 10 Clean grip OH squat
Broomstick x 1 x 10 Snatch Balance
Broomstick x 1 x 5 Hang Snatch

Double 24kg x 10 x 10 Swings @1:30

Total Volume: 10500 lbs


Diet and Nutrition:

Goal: 182 lbs by April 2009

Wednesday March 4, 2009

Current: 182 1/2 lbs

I splurged over the weekend going out for both Chinese and Indian food. By Monday morning I was up to 184 1/2 .. no problem .. after two days of close to 100% Precision Nutrition compliance (yesterday I had a 2 oz of dark chocolate .. incredibly tasty stuff), most of it is gone.


Taikei Matsushita said...

Interesting that I'd be importing about 1 1/2 ton of 壺鈴 from China. 壺 would also mean vase of any kind.

I'll be making a CK-FMS trip this year.

Franklin said...


You are going to really enjoy the CK-FMS .. get ready for receiving a massive amount of useful information.