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Yesterday’s training set with the 20kg kettlebell went well! This is 2min each arm, 15reps each arm. I am pleased that it didn’t feel too tiring and my forearms were okay! Progress…
As part of my supplementary strength training yesterday I deadlifted 150lbs for 5 reps! I lost my grip at the top on rep five, hence the screaming, but I was using a double overhand grip in order to challenge my grip. Prior to this, the heaviest I have ever deadlifted was 150 for three with a switch grip and 165 for one also with a switch grip and I was also wearing a belt. This is a big step forward! I am patiently making progress toward my next kettlebell competition at the end of March and am excited to be feeling strong!
Even though I didn’t make it through a full ten minute set as intended, I am very happy with my result with the 18kg kettlebell in 8 minutes. Except for the 4th minute on the right arm, I was able to maintain a consistent 8rpm pace. It wasn’t too long ago that I was experiencing debilitating pain in my forearms when lifting this kettlebell for only a few minutes. I know that my supplementary strength training is making a difference and the tweaking of my technique that I have been doing with Coach Rudnev over the past year or so has made a massive impact. Now I just stay the course and keep training!
I am posting my deadlift from Wednesday today…this is 140lbs for 5reps at a bodyweight of 115. I am carrying this supplementary strength training after my kettlebell training sets in order to improve overall strength and power. The results are showing the value already! Today I will do a competition length set with the 18kg kettlebell and will post the video as soon as I have it.