lördag 22 januari 2011

Superhuman: 4th test run

No Eskrima practise today so why not continue the Superhuman experiment?
The original idea was to try if I could do 10 tons worth of 32 kg swings in one hour but as I suspected it became too hard for my grip pretty quickly so I switched over to light deadlifts for the rest of the hour which proved to be an excellent idea.
Two handed swings, 32 kg: 35, 35,
Deadlifts, 56 kg: 22, 30, 30, 30, 30, 20, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15
=15512 kg in 50 minutes

Conclusion: Light deadlifts are a pretty good idea if you want to lift a lot of weight during a long time. It does tax the grip but not as bad as swings or snatches and if I really loose the grip after a few hours I can wrap a belt around the handle and my wrists. I would feel a bit like cheating but it is better than quitting.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Frankly, man, what's the point of all this? If DL are as valid for your "test" as swings and snatches, wouldn't the one-foot hops be too? If so, go run 10K. There you have around 5000 one-foot hops. Times your bodyweight (let's say 85kg), that makes for 425 tons in about 45min. And what's that "cheating is better than quitting"? Since when?

  2. Anonymous: I have written you a response as a blogpost.