With our house in shambles in the midst of a re-model...we have no bathroom.
OK, we have a second toilet in the basement powder room...But that's it.
So, since we returned from Texas we have made nightly trips to my parents in North Prairie, 20-30 minutes away, to take showers.
This has taken a toll on the training schedule, but we have managed to get some pretty good sessions in.
Every year it seems I start over...in a good way. More technical work, lower load and so on. It just seems right and I have never lost any noticeable amount of strength.
I have decided in 2008 I want to "go the whole ten minutes" with one hand switch, first with the 16kg, then slowly move to the 24kg.
So last night, in my parents living room, was the second time I completed a 6 minute set, changing hands at 3 minutes. The load was my 16kg Pro-Grade bell (Christmas present to myself).
At a pace of 12 RPM I completed 72 reps.
This is where a
Gymboss Timer really comes in handy.
I set the timer for 5 seconds which equates to 12 RPM. The timer beeps every five seconds and I complete a rep and hold the bell overhead until the timer sounds again.
You're probably thinking, "But, with only 16kg that should be a piece of cake." Guess again.
It's tougher than it sounds.
After that set I did two more 2 minute sets, switching hands at the 1 minute mark.
Finished it up with a set of 25 R/L One Hand Swings.
All and all not a bad session (in light of being in my parents living room), hit my goal of six minutes. Upping the time will be rough and seems to be as much mental as it does physical.
Next stop: 7 minutes @ 12 RPM. That's a total of 84 reps, not record breaking and I know I could pound out plenty more if I upped the pace. I trying to take the way of the tortoise, slow and steady.
It'll be interesting.