Dan John says keep the goal, the goal, and a way to do that is to have a date set that helps you focus. For me it’s the 1/2 bodyweight kettlebell military press and 100 snatches in 5 minutes. That’s how I mark progress athletically every three months.
So after tying on a five pound girly weight to my 53lb Kettlebell I tested my one-rep max.
- Right: 3 reps w/58.2lb (62lbs/39%BW)
- Left: 4 reps w/58.2lb (63lbs/40%BW)
I maintained my max and relative strength compared to the 159 I weighed in at with my right, and gained strength on my left. Simple and Sinister kept the pressing strength up.
My conditioning was a little lacking…
- 50 snatches with the 53lb Kettlebell in 5 minutes (-4 reps)
It’s a half step back on conditioning but still much better than the sad numbers I started with last year. In a week I’ll be exactly 12 weeks from the next competition and I’ll begin a program with a heavy press focus to see what happens.