Well it’s been 34 days of nothing but S&S. I like it and really am not all that bored by it because it is so brief. I don’t time my workouts at all. I’m not even aware of the time and don’t look at the clock. This is the best way to workout. I would say that on average the whole things with warm ups and stretches takes roughly 30 minutes. Yesterday the whole thing took about 20 minutes. Sometimes it takes longer but timing is not the point. In essence S&S could be considered hatha yoga. I know that’s the way I look at it. It’s a practice not a “workout”. This is not capitalism nor is it war or even sports. So I am dropping those sorts of terms. Testing myself is fine from time to time but I will not sabotage my practice for the sake of some arbitrary number that is meaningless.
The body and the mind lie all the time. I first became cognizant of this when I did Jon Broz daily squat program. There were days when I simply thought it would be impossible to squat anymore so I would go very light and then end up hitting a max. The body and mind just seek comfort but sometimes it is just necessity to intentional seek out discomfort. This is not some stupid shit where you push till you puke. Anyone that does this has lost touch with reality. Training till you puke or just collapse is nothing but giving into ego. This is not about ego other than keeping ego in check.
Here’s a prime example of how the ego interferes with the practice. This chick is TGUing with a 40kg. I suppose that’s a lot of weight for a chick but so what?
She is not doing a TGU anymore that this guy is doing a bench press.
Their egos are taking over making it impossible for them to gauge what they need. If I were this chick’s trainer I would have terminated the set the second that her planted right foot came off the floor. That foot should be glued to the floor. If it’s not then you’re just finessing the weight up through a sticking point that you can’t handle. So I’m not I the least impressed with this bogs lift. This girl should go back to the 24kg or maybe the 16kg and report back to us with the results when she learns proper technique. No one is impressed but douchebags.
Here’s another one. Pure rubbish and all ego.
I find it interesting that it’s usually chicks doing these sorts of ego lifts. Not sure what they are trying to prove other than what not to do. Now I will be the first to admit that the Grey Cook approach to the TGU is over-fucking-kill. You don’t need to get too manical about this. Your body already knows the movement. You just need to connect it and stay under control. Feet flailing all over the joint is mean you need to at least cut the weight in half or maybe just use a soup can for awhile until you learn correct form.
The hard style swing is also hatha yoga and the form is very specific. Once again no need to get overly analytical but watch the ego. It’s not about the weight. It’s about the hinge, the hip snap and tense glutes.
Here’s lousy form on the swing. Yeah I know this I Bud Jeffries and I have a lot of respect for Bud Jeffries but I have no idea what Bud Jeffries is doing here. Yeah it’s a lot of weight but his range of motion is too limited. The glove thing I could care less about.
Here’s a proper HS swing. As a matter of fact follow some of her other videos. She displays very good for and expresses real strength by using proper and controlled for. No flailing around for his girl.