Thursday, May 06, 2010

Yesterday and Today...

Yesterday - very easy day
Bodyweight pull-ups x 8, 8, 8 (neutral grip)
Pistol Practice (8# counterweight) x 3, 3, 3
(down on 2 w/iso hold, down on 2 -up on one, full pistol)
Good amount of stretch etc...

24 kg Windmill x 5 + 5
2# Club swinging
32 kg MP x 5+5 x 5 sets
32 kg FS x 5+5 x 5 sets
24 kg Snatch x 5 min = 90 reps
10+10 9+9 8+8 7+7 6+6 5+5 (didn't realize that another 5+5 would have been 100 - duh)
continued with 4+4 3+3 3+3 (110 total)
I had time to rest between sets - 100 in less than 5 will be easy as I decrease rest etc...

Clubs, MP and FS were performed as a circuit with rest in between sets.

A quick note -
I had let myself get talked out of using the Foam Roller some time ago and I regret that.
I still use the foam roller with light pressure and avoiding the "near death" pain that some people look for but this is an amazingly effective tool. {sorry Rif ;-)
Your local Dick's Sporting Goods has a Fitness Gear brand foam roller (you might recognize the guy on the DVD).
You can also order good foam rollers from Perform Better.


Mark Reifkind said...


thank you Sir. I knew you would see the light eventually. BTW, I've come near death pain experiences, ANYTHING on the foam roller isn't even close.

Mike Perry said...

Brett, I just saw your pic at Dick's sporting goods a few weeks ago. I was getting some plates for a client and said.."that guy looks familiar" I looked at the flyer and saw your bio/pics etc. Well done sir

Brett Jones said...

all depends on frame of reference and if facial expression and sweating is any indicator most people are overdoing their foam roller work - I find light pressure to be more than enough.
Thought you would enjoy that but I haven't named my foam roller (yet?).

Thanks - it is a good gig with more in the future.

Mark Reifkind said...


Keats Snideman CSCS, CK-FMS, LMT said...

You mean I'm not supposed to be bleeding after my foam roller session? I knew I was doing something wrong!

A little discomfort is OK IMO but flat out pain or grimacing is not. Just want to keep them out of the sympathetic/fight or flight state right..that's my basic interpretation of not going crazy with any device or even my hands and exquistely pointy elbows :)

Brett Jones said...

Agreed Keats - just find the triggers and give them a little attention and get off and get moving.

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