29/8-13

I woke up feeling better. Checked my blood pressure before I decided to do some light training, it was almost back to my usual 120/80…

Yesterday my systolic pressure was 140 and diastolic pressure was up to 117, no wonder I felt so bad. It never stops to amaze me how much the mind can influence the body. Interesting to note that some years ago 120/80 was considered ideal…

Classification of blood pressure for adults
Category systolic, mmHg diastolic, mmHg
Hypotension < 90 < 60
Desired 90–119 60–79
Prehypertension 120–139 80–89
Stage 1 Hypertension 140–159 90–99
Stage 2 Hypertension 160–179 100–109
Hypertensive Emergency ≥ 180 ≥ 110

did 2min LC @2x16kg @10 rpm, 1 min @2x20kg @10 rpm, 1 min @2x24kg @10 rpm

finished off with swing @28kg x60 e.s, 50 hindu squats and a quick swing in the sea.

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26/8-13

Active recovery day

Trail run x20min

Black LC (2Sw,1C, 1J,1OHSQ,1PP) @2x16kg x15min

I took it nice and easy tempo and 15min wasn’t as bad as expected! I think I will incorporate this approach in my training after the competitions in September. It gave me some metal fortitude if nothing else!

That’s the longest set I have trained in a very long time. I have done 20min snatch @16kg with 1 hand switch in 2010. And in April this year, I took the courage to do a set of LC @2x20kg for 12 min,   after reading Gregor Sobocan’s article on Functional Threshold Power

Good stuff!

23/8-13

Last hard training session, yes please! GSU Competition next Sunday in London.

LC Intervals 1min on/1min off x13sets, pyramid loading

  1. 2*16kg x12
  2. 2*20kg x10
  3. 2*24kg x9
  4. 2*20kg x12
  5. 2*16kg x13
  6. 2*20kg x12
  7. 2*24kg x10
  8. 2*20kg x12 This started becoming hard
  9. 2*16kg x13
  10. 2*20kg x12
  11. 2*24kg x8 Loss of power, heart rate on fire
  12. 2*20kg x10
  13. 2*16kg x12

Swing @24kg x100 e.s

hindu squat x100 (25/25 Bsquat 50 regular)

21/8-13

A bit tired today, looking forward to a de-load next week and GSU competition in London on the 1st of September …

LC@2x22kg x8min @8rpm

LC @2x16kg x3 min @13rpm

swing @2x28kg x50, 1min rest, swing @2x24kg x50

1 arm row @24kg x12 e.s

19/8-13

Yesterday, I went for a 20min trail run

Today

LC 2x24kg x3min @6rpm

LC 2x24kg x3min @7rpm

LC 2x24kg x3min @8rpm (total 18+21+25= 64 reps)

1 arm swing dropset @36,32,28kg e.s (x25,25,15 e.s)

1 arm row @36kg x5 e.s

Hindu B Squat x120

Hollow position is finally coming along as well!

16/8-13

LC @2x22kg x7min @8-9rpm (59 reps)

Today I felt like I could have done 8rpm for 9-10min, but decided to try a slightly overall faster tempo, only for 6-7min. Switching tempo on the minute was interesting and hard.

swing @2x28kg x35

swing @36kg x35 e.s

1 arm row dropset 12e.s (6@36kg +6@32kg)

14/8-13

1min on/1min off x13 sets

LC @2x24kg alternated with Jerk @2x24kg: 8,10,8,10,8,10,8,10,8,10,8,10, 10

didn’t feel like lifting 28s today, and now that I feel speed is coming back with 24s, not sure it is wise in the last few weeks before London.

Hindu squats x100

hollow position: felt also really good improvement today, but I never really bother timing it.