500 reps, and that's being tired as hell, grumpy, and it being eight at night. Not bad. I stuck with the 8kg, only did about 40 swings with the 12kg. I did 3 two minute sets to start with. I read this article: http://rifsblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/aerobic-threshold-training.html and while I don't understand ALL of what he's talking about, I got this much: longer sets=more fat burning. So I'm trying to work my way up to longer sets. I will admit, it's brutal, even with the lighter 8kg!
I think I'm starting to get snatches down. I watched this: http://www.kettlebellathletics.com/video.html and it suddenly all made sense to me. I tried his drills and it worked! I was able to work about 80 snatches into my workout tonight! AND I didn't bang my wrist AT ALL! Whoo-hoo! Now, my blisters are another story. Ow. I called Bryan down to watch my snatches, and he paid me about the highest compliment "your form looks really good, it looks like the videos of Tracy's." I was so proud.
He offered to do some video to post, but before I started in, i was feeling so tired, I thought, no - this is not going to be one I want to have anyone look at. Now I wish I had, it was a great workout!
It's really amazing how much better I feel emotionally right now. Before I started swinging, I felt tense, my neck and shoulders hurt, I was sluggish and stressed. I feel very relaxed now, a little energized, and de-stressed.
Well, until I talk to my mother again.
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