Personal revelation: If I want to get good at performing long, timed sets of kettlebell lefts, then I need to practice long, timed sets of kettlebell lifts.
This might not be true for everyone, but it is for me. After a few months of experimentation, I learned a few things:
(1) My body has a hard time recovering from high volume work
(2) My back has a hard time recovering from high volume work
(3) I can perform multiple sets of a lift for a high number of total reps, but that does not translate well for me to performing one long, high rep set
I will admit maybe I have not given the "volume" approach enough time to "sink in". But I have been experimenting with it for the last few months and I can honestly say that in that time, I am not happy with the results. Like I said, others my have achieved better results with this method. But I have not. With that, I will be devoted the majority of my training once again to longer, timed sets.
So here was today's session...
Jerk: 2 x 20kg - 4 minutes @ 8 rpm
Snatch: 20kg - 4 minutes @ 14 rpm
Swing: 28kg - 5/5/5/5
Jump Rope: 3 min on / 1 min off / 2 min on / 2 min off / 3 min on / 1 min off / 2 min on
Cooled down with some light stretching. That's it for today. My short term goal is to get back to where I was in October. Hit some rank numbers and then move up to the 24kg bells once and for all!
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