It was one of those "what am I missing" kind of days - I had been doing GTG* pull ups and tension exercises at random between household and computer tasks, but... it wasn't enough, I was getting antsy so I opted to just head out to the field next to my building with a pair ofand "see what happened"
Here's what happened - feel free to follow along if you know what you're doing with a pair of moderate to heavy ish.
Farmer's walk from the storage closet....
Started out withwarm up, and some warm up swings then...
(single) 20 snatches/side before I realized in absolute and total soul crushing shame that the *unmentioned offbrand* that I have absolutely positively MUST be replaced by some before I lose my mind (and the skin off my left hand). I texted my most awesome strength coach, Tim Shuman, about borrowing one for a couple days until I get some shipped here. Because I just can't stand it anymore. The ones I have in multiples in , , and have forever spoiled me for all the others. The secret's out... there's no compare. Thankfully I had the good sense to stop with the snatching before any damage to my hand or ripped calluses etc.
Time to begin!
Repeat 4 times, rest extra if necessary
- 10 double swings
- 5 double and (reclean between each )
- 5 double front squats
- 5 single snatches each side, taking time and/or bringing down like a to preserve hand integrity
Intermission - Decscending ladder(I used one ) 3/3, 2/2, 1/1
Repeat 5 times total:
- 5x Renegade rows with (row right, row left, )
- 20 swings (your choice of 1 hand, 2 hand)
- rest if necessary
L-sits, CAREFULLY using the in place of parallettes. Don't try this with anything too small or light as the base of the will be too small and you will wobble or fall.
Joint mobility and for a cool down... farmer's walk back to storage closet...
*GTG = "Grease the Groove" = over the course of the day doing a few reps here and there, it all adds up in the end - this works. REALLY works. Walk past thebar? Do a couple.. carry on with the day, repeat.