Back to Enter the Kettlebell; Six Week Self-Assessment

If you read the last post here I had started slipping with my training. To combat that I trained five days a week with a basic program. I did swings, push-ups, and squats, usually finishing in 15-20 minutes. Now I'm ready to address my strength issues. I'm returning to the Rite of Passage from Enter the … Continue reading Back to Enter the Kettlebell; Six Week Self-Assessment

Hitting the Redline: Six Week Fitness Self-Assessment

After the last competition's poor showing I decided I needed to train smarter and more comprehensively. Problem is I don't seem to be responding to high volume or heavy weight (90+% of max) as well as I used to. At least as often as I was training. My focus on overhead pressing left everything else … Continue reading Hitting the Redline: Six Week Fitness Self-Assessment

Chaos and Kettlebells; Surprising Results and a New Direction

Well this has been a rollercoaster six weeks with a lot of down time and stress (why I've been absent from here). Started with ETK with a single bell, then to cut my time and do more work I used double kettlebells with the Rite of Passage as a template. Now I'm looking at complexes … Continue reading Chaos and Kettlebells; Surprising Results and a New Direction

Returning To My Kettlebell Now

Just off five weeks of bodyweight training courtesy of Convict Conditioning and I learned something-I cannot do this as a full time fitness modality. Calisthenics, progressive or otherwise just does not light my fire. The New Blood program consisted of training two days only a week and I had to force myself to do it. … Continue reading Returning To My Kettlebell Now