Thrusters can be either barbell or kettlebell. I’m posting both videos below.
50 Thrusters (10 less each rnd)
10 HP Cleans (plus 10 each rnd)
Record modalities and load.
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Why? Because we like you!…”
I’m posting the link because I know blogger likes to cut off the edge of my wide screen postings.
Well, 2nd in my weight class and a personal best. What did we learn on Saturday?
You know, after being to a number of these things, I just can’t say how much I love the people I run into at each one. If you’re in the New York area and haven’t plugged into the GS community here yet, then you really need to get your arse in gear. You’re missing the party.
At any rate, what did I learn? To take absolutely nothing away from my fellow competitors, I learned that I am the first person to defeat myself. Lost a few reps there all on my own. Didn’t need any help there. Why? How? Where did those reps go wrong?
1. Fixate the bell immediately in lockout.
2. Wait for the judges count no matter how long my lactic acid drunk brain thinks he/she is taking to make the call. In truth, they’re probably right on it, it just seems like an eternity in my own brain.
Ok, so I need to adjust my training. Fault 1 is that I wasn’t training with someone counting, so my ear wasn’t attuned to waiting for the count before going on to the next. Utilize a training partner. Check.
Fault 2. Fixation was a little slow in coming at times. That’s a little harder to train. But you know what’s interesting, both points boil down to one thing. Patience. Patience on the platform, under 100+lbs of load, especially in the second half of the set is hard. But then again, isn’t that the point?
Looking forward to seeing everyone in August at the Worlds.
Hope you’ve been practicing with the bilateral jerk…
Ok, well it’s time. Time to step up to the big leagues. I’ve been cutting my teeth for about a year now in local regional girevoy sport competitions. Not having gone for an event organized by one of the major national bodies, I’m jumping in.
Oh, poor David. Poor poor David.
This guy, I have to tell you, stuck out what had to have been the toughest hour to knock on his door in a long time. And you know what? He kicked its ass. Hardcore.
Now, next time he hits this workout (see below) he’s going to blow it out of the water. His times are going to drop like a rock and his reps are going to shoot through the roof. The point is he kept moving, pressing forward.
One of the big problems many of the athletes I run into have is that they’re way to willing to allow themselves to hit their lactic threshold (the wall) and just stop. If you keep stopping when you hit the wall, you’re never going to progress. You’ve got to intentionally hit that wall, dig yourself in and get set for the long slog that’s going to drag you through it. By progressively pushing that envelope further and further, we grow.
David’s determined to grow. He clawed through. Awesome job. I’ll see everybody (and anybody that wants to come) next Wednesday, 8pm, here at West River.
burpees decrease by 5 each rnd
Tabata (20 sec work/to sec rest) 8 times each movement before moving on to the next.
Kettlebell High (overhead) swing
Body Weight Squats
Kettlebell jerk right arm
Kettlebell jerk left arm
Body weight row
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So here’s the breakdown, high intensity anaerobic threshold training with a huge variety of tools, body weight, TRX, kettlebells, free weights, cardio intervals and Olympic lifting to name a few, Wednesday nights, 8pm at West River Health & Racquet Club. $20.
If you’re planning on coming, shoot me an email just so I can program the evening as efficiently as possible.
West River Health
424 West End Ave
@ W81st St.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I am so very grateful to everyone that came out to the class tonight. You guys worked so hard tonight. Man, it beautiful.
There were also a number of people who couldn’t make it to class tonight that stopped in to contribute anyway. To you guys, your generosity is so touching. Thank you.
My brain keeps trying to come back to the train of thought that says “That’s nice and all, but in the grand scheme, how’s one little class going to help with all that destruction?”
You know, it’s not just one small class. Each of our participants tonight didn’t just donate $30.They were participants in a collective effort to help and support. Tonight was a puzzle piece in a picture that stretches clear across the entire planet right now. Classes, fundraisers , collections, telethons…you know, individually, a few hundred bucks at a time isn’t going to do much. But put enough drops in that bucket and eventually it’s going to overflow.
If anyone couldn’t make it last night, here’s the link to donate. Please give. Be the next drop in the bucket. They’re still pulling people out of the rubble. They’re still trying to figure out how to get water in there. Water. Coming up on a week later, they still don’t have water. We need to keep giving.