After last weekend's hard work and great results, in the Great Lakes Kettlebell Lifting Competition at the Turtle CreekCasino in Traverse City, Michigan, we took a few days off to recoup and relax a bit. Lisa and I went for a massage, chiropractor adjustment, foam rolling, yoga, mobility drills, icing over the week off and during that time our diet was, I can use and say the "P" word: PERFECT for recovery and increased strength. Despite all our self care, the past week actually made me feel a little achier in my back, but after my first workout back, this past Friday, I've been feeling great. We had a couple good Long Cycle sets that I caught on video and then accidentally deleted it, but I did manage to keep our Jerk finisher set. At least it's something. LOL
During our workout, and the part that I accidentally deleted, Lisa did a 4 min One Arm Long Cycle set with the 20kg @ 6rpm. This was her first set of Long Cycle training with this bell. Then she did another 4 minute set of One Arm Long Cycle with the 16kg @ 10rpm. My sets were 3 min 2x24kg @ 6rpm. The first two minutes were 6rpm and the 3rd was 5. This is the longest I've gone with these bells and the strongest my back has belt since I re-injured it back in December. I'm VERY glad it's letting me progress --- FINALLY!
No my numbers aren't record breaking, but my goal is for rank. I'll get there. It is my life motto to never ever give up until I achieve what I set out to do. After a few days to relax we got back in the swing of things so that we can be on track for our next Kettlebell Sport competition on May 22nd. It's the Mid-Michigan Kettlebell Championships meet and Team Synergy is SUPER excited! Lisa's focus is on Candidate Master of Sport inside a few months and mine is IKFF Rank I (which for my body weight I need 72 reps inside of 10 minutes with two 24kg bells). The Mid Michigan meet will be a good motivating test for us to keep on track. Here's a quick video of how fun it was last year.
I'll keep updating our progress from time to time. For now, here's a quick 2 minute set of One Arm Kettlebell Jerks that we used to finish our Girevoy Sport practice with on Sunday and end with on a strong note lifting heavy bells. Lisa used the 24kg(53lb) kettlebell and I used the 32kg(70lb) kettlebell.