Wednesday, November 14, 2007


This stuff is unreal!!!! Look at the body control of these guys. I have always thought that elite level break dancers are some of the best athletes in the world!

Training Today
Incline Bench Press
135 x 5
155 x 1
165 x 2
165 x 3
165 x 3

32kg x 5/5 x 4 sets = 40 reps

Weighted Chin Ups

24kg x 5,5


Howie Brewer said...

Nice workout. You are a pull-up/chin-up machine! Do you suggest performing snatches in 5/5 sets as well? I read in Enter the Kettlebell that in first year you should limit snatch workouts to once per week. What would you suggest as a good routine?

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Howie!

I think the 5/5 format for heavy snatches is great. It keeps the quality high and allows you to build up the volume slowly without frying yourself to badly!

As far as limiting snatch workouts to once per week, that is probably good advice. If their is one movement I have seen KB enthusiasts over use in the beginning is snatches. Then come the elbow problems, wrist problems or shoulder problems.

Ultimately it depends on what your goals are. My goal is to improve my Military Press and Zercher squat so I do them twice per week (although quite spread apart). If your goal is get your snatch strength up your reps up, perhaps snatching twice a week would not be a bad idea. Although I would probably error on the side of caution and under-train rather than over-train!

Taikei Matsushita said...

You had any break dancers come to your gym?
They don't weight much do they?

Franz Snideman said...

No Taikei, I have not had any breakdancers come in to see me. Although I was a breakdancer in the past.....

Taikei Matsushita said...

OK, so there's always a break dancer in your gym.

Franz Snideman said...

That would be correct Taikei!