Saturdays, nearly always a good day.
Axle deadlift 393 for 5, 403 for 4, 425 for 2, 433 for 2.
Then Brouse showed up
Got in some overhead work. I only did a few sets with the 48 kg, shoulders are still sore from Thursday.
So Matt sorts out a new challenge for the Inch, setting plates on the globes for more resistance. It is the next logical step from the cans. Not only do you have to stop the rotation but of course it is heavier. I think he had a few PR’s with it including his first full DL of the Inch and the lite shot loaded bell for a farmer walk.
My thumbs are pretty sore today. I managed to get a blister under the callous which is typically fun.
Squatting is going better now. That’s nice.
Earlier this morning after the 10 Am class I was working with some of the folks on their kettlebell juggling, I want to share a few tips that will help out.
#1 Get consistent with the release and grab on the bell before moving to rotations. You will make faster progress when you are able to effortlessly put the bell in the same spot every time.
#2 Stand up at the top of your reps. Many people have a habit to slouch or bend forward on catches and releases. The anterior translation of the spine increases your vulnerability to back pain.
#3 When learning to toss/flip/& catch use a pronated grip with the thumb pointed down. On two hand catches be mindful to keep the thumbs close together to avoid impacting them on the horns of the handle. That is painful and can jam your thumb badly. Later on you will learn to catch with neutral and supinated grips.
#4 Have fun. It can be frustrating when you are missing a given technique. Rather then failing over and over, go back to an easier progression or do something different for a few minutes. Your ease of state is a critical aspect of motor learning. You will learn faster and easier when you are calm and focused.