After yesterday and the attempt to go all out with the pood I said today I’d just do the easy stuff and lot of it. 100 halos and sumos, sets of ten each followed by a 30-60 second break. All done in 22.5 minutes. I’m sure whatever was working its way out is out as I have my energy back, I think a couple of paleo/primal meals helped. Flyleaf accompanied me.
My 35 pound/16 kg piece of torture, from Ader, arrived this week. What a big difference 15 pounds makes. Holy shit. Holy shit. I took a run at the RKC minimum day one with it. I got through the warm up on AOS first. I managed 50 halos and 50 sumo dead lifts. Swings. OMG. I got 100. Both arms are twitching and my heart is exploding. Becoming a man won’t be easy. I moved the kb to Five Finger Death Punch, his guttural vocals helped at the apex of later swings.
As of now I’ve only had 2 meals since Sunday. I feel like a machine. Focused. Chopping mountains down with my bare hands awesome. I did the exact same routine today as yesterday and added a rep. I got called in for work to restart some ESX hosts so I had 35 minute break before the last round. Sue me. Principle and all. 40 halos, 40 clean presses left and right, 80 swings, 40 sumos, 4 chest press ladders. 26 minutes and rocked to Sevendust. They worked yesterday and again today.
This week I plan to water fast daily with a daily session on the KB and nice primal meal post workout. Today I sat and thought about a few things and looked up a new movement to see if I could do it. Turns out I can. 3 sets chest press ladders, these go across left and right, in a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 fashion. 30 sumos, 30 clean and presses (new move) on the left and right. 30 swings and 30 halos in 20 minutes. Less reps due to focus on form.
Audio was Sevendust…good choice I must say.
I slacked for the last few days. No excuse but being lazy. I missed it. So today I did the first 3 minutes of AOS as a warmup for safety, followed by the RKC minimum warmup Halos and squats for 10 minutes. Swings followed this, sets of 20 across 12 minutes. Knocked out 220 swings, 70 halos, 70 squats. I WILL do the same tommorow. Disturbed provided beats. Indestructible.
Well another day to mix it up, they are personal challenges more than anything. I started with AOS and its first four rounds.
Round 1, Swings 30 seconds of 2 handed, 30 seconds of left handed, 30 seconds of right handed, last 30 seconds are alternating left and right singles. Brutal pace if say so myself. You get a minute break here.
Round 2, cleans, 5 left, 5 right, 4 left, 4 right, 3 left, 3 right, 2 left, 2 right, remainder of the clock is singles alternating left and right. Again pace is high. You get a minute break here.
Round 3, chest press, a break :), 5 left, 5 right, 4 left, 4 right, 3, 2, 1, then you alternate to run out the clock. I’m jello now. You get a minute break here.
Round 4, squats/sumos, 30 seconds left squats, 30 seconds sumo deadlifts, 30 seconds right squats, 30 seconds sumos. Now it hurts.
A 2 minute break then I do swings. Today I did 60 left, 60 right, 60 two handed. Total time is about 26 minutes. Ronin called it. Papa Roach works to keep the pace.
I did a repeat of yesterday’s action. I met the times and here are the reps. 60 halos, 70 sumo deadlifts, 140 swings. Less swings but made an effort to do them right as opposed to fast. Total time 22 and half minutes. Once I got done I realized I didn’t do a proper warm up, this is fail. Today I took the sounds of Smashing Pumpkins and their Pisces Iscariot record. I’m noticing a connection to heavier music allowing more reps.