The Christmas party season

The Christmas party season is upon us. Mine began on Monday with my work party and has continued all week with various lunches and evening meet ups (for the record, Monday is the worst possible day for a Christmas party!). All the merriment makes it more difficult to keep up with normal routines, especially exercise. It is important to keep doing something though. Don’t miss out on all the fun to stick rigidly to an exercise regime, but keep doing something. If it is outside of the programme you’re on it doesn’t matter. Just make sure you move and sweat a bit and you won’t lose strength and will generally feel better about all of the booze and sweets.

So, I missed climbing and my usual workout this week but fitted in regular joint mobility and a few sets of this and that. At this time of year that will do just fine.

Onto tonight’s workout. Not as much volume as swing drop sets but more variety in the timed sets. Kettlebell exercises were continuos, 30 seconds each hand, powerclub double swipes were 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off and the shield casts were fixed reps for time. All good.

Joint mobility warm up

16kg snatch – 4mins, 30sR/30sL, 20RPM = 40R/40L (1,280kg)
1mins rest
16kg snatch – 2mins, 30sR/30sL, 20RPM = 20R/20L (640kg)
2mins rest
20kg swing/jerk – 4mins, 30sR/30sL, 32RPM/12RPM = 32R/32L/12R/12L (1,760kg)
1min rest
20kg swing/jerk – 2mins, 30sR/30sL, 32RPM/12RPM = 16R/16L/6R/6L (880kg)
1min rest
8/8kg double swipe – 3mins, 30s on/30s off, 11/12/10rpm = 33 (528kg)
1min rest
8kg shield cast – 3 x 10R/10L = 2:21 (480kg)

Time = 23:21mins (5,568kg)

Cool down:
Prasara yoga – wind flow x 3, ocean flow x 1


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