In an untimed match this morning, between Howie and the 24kg kettlebell, by unanimous decision, we have a new volume PR for 1-Handed Swings at 11,722 lbs!! [The crowd is on their feet. The applause is deafening. The arena is shaking. Howie steps up to the mic...] "Uh... thank you. I couldn't have done it without each one of you out there. And I'd like to thank my opponent, the 24kg kb." [Howie bows out and disappears into the sea of fans.]
Yeap, that was pretty much how it went down this morning. [Cough, cough] OK, maybe not exactly like that. Let's think back...
2-Hand Swings: 16kg - 30, 24kg - 10
Windmill: 24kg - 5/5
1-Hand Swings: 24kg "Pyramid Style"
For a total of 222 swings equalling 11,722 lbs!
And here I wasn't even going to get up this morning!! I was a bit tired from yesterday. But I wanted to get back onto my regular schedule so that Friday can be 32kg swings before the weekend. So I dragged my butt up and never would have imagined I would have/could have put up those numbers this morning. But I did! Excellent!!
So Friday is 32kg swing day. So far, things are looking good to attend Steve Freides' workshop on Sunday. Following that, I think next week is going to be a taper week. Last one of those was right after Christmas. Of course I have been sick pretty much since then and probably not training at max capacity, but it has been a while, so I think I'm due. Plus, with these new PRs the last few days, it's either step back or fall off the cliff (props to Rif on that one).
That's it for today. Swing 'em high!
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