Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A 10 minute set!

Last night I achieved my first 10 minute set. And I think I had a little left in the tank. It was kind of a fluke. I went in with a goal of a solid 6 minute set, but I just kept going.

I switched hands at 5 minutes, from right to left and I think I could have gone a little longer on the right if I needed to.

I paced the whole set at 12RPM (1 snatch every 5 seconds) so I ended up with 120 reps, 60R/60L.

My hands handled the set fine, a little rubbing on my left palm towards the end. My hand was so fatigued I couldn't rotate the bell properly.

Not sure where to go from here, maybe back down to 6 minutes and I'll up the pace to 15RPM and work back up to a 10 minute set.

After the snatch set I banged out a set of one handed swings. All my KB sets where done with a 16kg bell.

5 sets of Double Clubbell Swipes w/ the 10lbs clubs and some quick mill practice rounded out the session.

I'm very pleased with the progress so far, it's always more fun when you progress faster than expected!


Joe Sarti said...

Congrats, that is a step in the right direction for you.

BJ Bliffert said...

Thanks Joe. I have a feeling my number will jump as I increase the pace. It may even get's so hard to go slow.

Jordan Vezina said...

Great job. Hitting your goal and knowing you've still got some left is a good feeling. There is definitely a fine line between the lockout being a benefit and becoming a negative.

BJ Bliffert said...

Thanks Jordan, now I just have to try to go faster to up the numbers.