The Second Competition and Self-Assessment of 2016

This is a combination of a competition post and the usual self assessment. Six weeks ago I started messing with my diet so we'll see how it worked and if 12 weeks of the same template was to much. My training template: Monday: Get-Ups (groundwork) Tuesday: Swings (hinge pattern) Wednesday: Clean & Press (push pattern) … Continue reading The Second Competition and Self-Assessment of 2016

One Move A Day; My Training Sweet Spot?

It's been six weeks of this as my training template: Monday: Get-Ups (groundwork) Tuesday: Swings (hinge pattern) Wednesday: Clean & Press (push pattern) Thursday: Goblet and Front Squats (squat pattern) Friday: Overhead/Rack/Farmer’s Carry (loaded carry)   And I've loved it. Even hitting a half-get up with the 71lb kettlebell. As I progressed from two-hand swings … Continue reading One Move A Day; My Training Sweet Spot?

First Competition of 2016; Did I Have What It Takes?

It was the first day of 2016, a good day to see where I stood as far as absolute strength and conditioning. I set a personal record a few weeks earlier with this same kettlebell I was facing. I stared at the 71 pound chunk of iron on the floor. Three weeks earlier I had … Continue reading First Competition of 2016; Did I Have What It Takes?

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