Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Holy Hamstrings, Batman!

Grabbed a 10 minute KB snatch session today. I changed my eye position--looking down as always but also looking slightly left while keeping the head neutral.

Man--I felt muscles like I never felt them before!

Traps, rhomboids, hams, abs, oh my!

I uses VHS--Very Hard Style--really reaching back thru the legs to load everything up. Good stuff.

By the end of the 10 minutes my hams were toast--especially that hard-to-reach right one. I finally feel like I'm squaring up.

The session was simple:

32kg KB: L+R: 5+5 every minute on the minute for 10 minutes.

Each set took approximately 32-36 seconds, so I was below a W:R of 1:1. Easy for some, but challenging for me. Gotta get in shape for April. About an hour earlier, I C+P'd the Beast for a rep on each side. Pretty easy. Hadn't done that since September--no Beasts available. And I just hit some barbell presses yesterday.

Overall, feeling very, very good.

Back on the platform tomorrow for power versions of the lifts.


Blogger Mark Reifkind said...

VHS! yeah baby.I like that.I also have to go back to looking down and reaching back. good stuff

10:47 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Is the direction of your gaze an aspect of the Z Health approach? In connection with this I keep on seeign the words visual and vestibular.

Looking forward to getting the DVD - a foam roller I'd ordered arrived last night so I did a bit of work on that which helped.

3:45 AM  
Blogger Geoff Neupert said...

Yeah, it's amazing what happens when you look down--the key is to keep your head stacked on top of your neck stacked on top of your T-Spine and not let your T-Spine go hyper-kyphotic. This method increases the ROM at the hip and subsequently increases the loading of the glutes and hams and also the abs. If you point the thumb back between the legs on the backswing, the lat gets loaded up pretty good too.

Chris--yes, the gaze is part of Z-Health rehab. The visual and vestibular systems apparently have a HUGE effect on the musculoskeletal and myofascial systems. In my case these rewiring these two systems has been the major part of being alive again...

2:55 PM  
Blogger Mike Robertson said...

Geoff -

Great meeting you last weekend, and I'm really glad to read that you're feeling so good!

When you get a chance, could you drop me a line? I don't have your new e-mail.


Thanks bro and keep up the good work!


12:12 PM  

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