Very interesting, and disappointing.I finished week 6 last week, and so far my weight has stayed within +/- 1 pound (1/2 kg) of my starting weight, with no measurable change in body fat. This is despite dropping a few hundred kcals from my diet.
(This can partly be explained by the fact that, with the winter weather we have had here in Wisconsin over the last month, my average daily walking volume has dropped from about 11k steps/day down to 8k steps/day, so that probably balances out the drop in calories from my diet.).
I haven't done any other body measurements yet, but certainly no real noticeable changes. In general, I find it really difficult to shift my body weight up or down, and have stayed in a fairly narrow range for many years, despite shifting food intake up and down by us much as 600 or so kcals.
We'll see if 6 more week of this finally moves the needle...
I took that measurement within an hour of the workout, before eating anything.About 3lbs. of bodyweight lost so far.
I've just finished week 5 and feel much the same. Jerks and snatches have been hard.Week 5 day 2.
Oh dear. Push presses knocked me down today, the extra duration was really hard.
4 sets completed for both.
On the last set of push press I may have strained a chest muscle on my left. Time will tell.
This is the first session that I’ve felt really puffed out by the end. Sitting afterwards drinking coffee and reflecting, lots going on at home. Poor sleep, physical day yesterday, poor recovery, youngest has come down with Covid in the last few days, so who knows what my body is fighting right now.
Resting briefly during push presses in rack position. I’ll try the lock out position next time. Interesting how little things can make a difference.I've just finished week 5 and feel much the same. Jerks and snatches have been hard.
Where are resting mid set? At lockout or in the rack?
Lockout seems easier when paired with squats. I'm thinking micro marginally here.
The jerks and rows are a breeze in comparison.
Also did the first workout for week 5. The 45 sec conditioning part really felt! I do intermediate with 1H swings and damn those 45 sec were brutal. Squeezed in around 26-27 swings. I definetly needed the full 2 minutes. Compared to last week I just needed to rest 1:15 and managed 6 sets. I only managed 4 sets today.Today was my first day of Week 5.
At first, the jump to 45 sec. made me wonder if I'd forgotten to start the timer. I actually put the KB down during one of the snatch sets to check the timer, only to have the timer go off. I got through the workout without further incident.
I needed the full 2 min. to rest between supersets. Toward the end I was thinking "Timer ringing already?!?! Rest time is too short!" I paused at lockout during the snatches to slow myself down and pace myself for the increased time for the set.
When it gets better, try only pressing singles. I have found that singles are much better than doubles from someone with a (previous) shoulder injury. Also, push presses are much more friendly to my shoulder. The only thing I ever got diagnosed with was “minor impingement”. Nothing on imaging. Yet, the day I injured it, I distinctly remember and knowing something was wrong. It happened in the first bit of a strict kb press. That part still bothers me past 25 lbs. yet I can push press a 32kg with a slow Eccentric no issue… anyways, try singles.So no tear. I passed the all the strength tests with no pain. He said he thinks it's a labrum tear and I have impingement on both sides.
Completed week 9.Started week 9. Option 1, Beginner
1 minute conditioning was as hard as I expected, but no harder. 35~36 swings.
Forearms felt on fire.
one caution: i basically tore off a callus from so many swings at once. Didn't notice til after Session 2 was complete. I'll need to tape it for sure for next A session on Thursday.