Attended Steve's workshop today. I had intended to make this an active recovery day after yesterday's self imposed Snatch Test. I brought with me to the workshop a 20kg and a 24kg bell. Thinking to myself, "I'll work with the 20kg today mostly." I was tired from yesterday's snatches, forearms were sore.
Well, once you get going, it's hard to hold back. Steve put us through our paces. I was swinging, cleaning and pressing the 24kg, performed some double 24kg cleans. And at the end of the two hours, performed 7 minutes of 24kg Snatches 5/5 on the minute. So another 70 Snatches as a follow-up to yesterday's work.
We also practiced front squats, overhead squats and pistols. As well as a slew of stretches and joint mobility work. A great two hours! I felt strong and the blood was pumping. Steve was also kind enough to give me an AKC primer on their version of the swing, clean, snatch and jerk. So now I won't be walking in blind to their Fitness Cert next month.
With that said, tomorrow I'm taking the day off from training! =)
I need to figure out a good Snatch routine to start building on my numbers without going crazy. I'm going to use Steve's RKC Snatch Preparation Protocol as a basis. So all in all, a very good weekend for all things kettlebells!! Swing 'em high y'all!
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