Today was a fairly blah day for grip, I did get in a few pinches at 229 and an axle lift at 433 which felt shitty. KB pressing and pull ups on the other hand went really good.
A side goal I am working on is a 100 rep 5 minute test with the 32, and 100 reps in the clean and press with the 48kg bell. I watched logan’s Kettlebell Snatch Domination DVD Set recently and got a bit fired up again to shoot for some beastly numbers.
One of the things which has helped me out with my scores is going longer and longer without switching hands. You lose 2 reps every hand switch, so in 5 minutes 8-11 switches can move you from a great score to an ok one. If I pace out I can still do 50/50 which is an alright standard for someone to shoot for IMO.
Pressing the 56 kg feels pretty good. It is a cumbersome bastard to have racked at the arm.
I will be taking some time off of grip training, but naturally I will still be training smart. Over the last few weeks I have dropped from 225 to 214 and I am working my way down to 203 lbs. In the next Smarter Strength Ecourse I will present the diet program which has been developed and improved since the last course.
Pull ups are testing very good again. I had a while where the only version that was ok was the very narrow grip. A wider one put too much stress on the ligament in right hand. Wide grip is comfortable now.
What I like to do is keep cutting the sets short, and increase training density before adding back in volume. An example for someone who can 30: Do sets of 2-4 reps until you reach 30. Next workout aim to reach 30 faster, even if that means dropping to 1-3 reps per set. When you beat your time 2-3 times, aim to get more reps at 3-5 reps. Repeat. By the end of summer I strive to be able to do 5 sets of 20 reps in 15 minutes. We will see how that all turns out. I have never spent much time training the pull up for any sustained period so it will likely be useful to try it out.