Here was today's workout. Enter The Kettlebell-Variety Day 1 (aka, do whatever you feel like doing).
65, 85, 105, 125 x 2 x 1
145, 165, 185 (PR) x 1
==> Hey boys and girls, I can finally clean more than my bodyweight.
Overhead Squats (Snatch Start):
85 x 5; 105 x 4 x 5 (intended to go heavier, but not feeling it)
AMAP for 10:00 - I did top of the minute for 2x10+8x8 plus another 3 in the last 9 seconds for a total of 87. Not too bad, not great. A "never tried before" PR.
Dimel Deadlifts: 205 x 2 x 20 (I love these)
****************** Challenge Update *******************
Last year around this time, Jack Reape offered up the Jack Reape Deadlift Challenge.
The rules of the challenge were simple:
* Load up a bar to 315 lbs and
* Do as many deadlifts as you can in 30 minutes.
I got 154, and it was probably one of the workouts that I remember most for a long time. I was sweating bullets for a long time after and my T-levels were sky high for a couple of days. The double snatches had a similar feel.
Well, I am offering up a similar challenge:
The Faizal S. Enu Double Snatch Challenge
* Find two equally sized kettlebells,
* Snatch them as many times as you can in 15 minutes,
* Send your name/alias, bell sized used, and number of reps completed.
* The challenge must be completed during the month of January.
==> I want to make this event more inclusive, so I am not forcing a bell size. You want to snatch two 16s because you are a smaller guy or just not comfortable with 2 24kg bells. You feel two 24s are too light, snatch heavier. Lady comrades, I would like to see you compete as well. 8kg, 12kg, etc. Doesn't matter. Grab the bells by the horns and put up a number.
The challenge is not about how you do against everyone else. It is about how you do against your previous best and the effort you put in. Also, you will self-discovery a snatch tip or two.
WHO'S WITH ME?