Got it done early this morning. Thought I'd have more energy - I got plenty of sleep, but I found it really hard to find my groove and rhythm. By the time I DID start 'feeling it', my hands were killing me. I get these blisters that pop up during workouts, and are very prominent and painful
My hands give out before my muscles. Even with the sock things that Tracy uses. And even more so now that I have started incorporating snatches into each routine. Theses blisters never pop, they just go down after several hours. I have noticed that my 18# isn't as smooth on the handle as the 26# and 35#. I'm thinking of sanding it a little to smooth is out.
Anyway, I did 410 reps (grrrrrr!) 90 short of what I wanted! Sets of 40-60, 2 handed swings, transfers, a few windmills, about 40 snatches. I was kind of all over the place. I didn't have a real 'routine' - I just went down, put on my new workout tunes, and banged it out. (My fav tune to swing to is Rob Zombie's 'Living Dead Girls' - second place would be AC/DC 'Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution' Heh.)
The one thing I have noticed is the acquirement of new and strange things popping up on my arms. I was flexing in the mirror the other day, and came into my husband, pointing to this hard line running along my elbow. "What the hell is that?" I asked. He looked. "I think that's a tendon." Cool! I had a crush on a drummer in high school, and I remember he had these really lean arms, all muscle with tendons popping out whenever he's play. I always wanted arms that looked like that. I think I'm getting there. Slowly.
This is a bad shot on photobooth, but I think you can see what I'm talking about:
I haven't thought a whole lot about food lately. I ate what I wanted this last weekend (birthday and hangover) but got back on track yesterday. I'm trying not to weigh myself obsessively. I feel good, my clothes fit great, I'm noticing subtle changes in the shape of my body - I don't want a number on a scale to rule if I have a good or bad day. And I DO let it get me down.
Alrighty, shower, and time to get going.
48 kg One Arm Swings 10x5/5, hacks, wt pushups, rear delts - Without a doubt the strongest, easiest and most powerful I have handled this weight for a workout. It just felt like the 36 or 40kg. I spent time last ni...