Here’s the rub.
I am training up my Deadlift to 6 plates by the end of the year.
However, I don’t have the barbell nor plates to get it there.
What is a broke man to do?
Enter the kettlebell.
It’s like the Glow. It’s been right here all along and like Leeroy Green, I was too blind to see it.
I have read the studies and maybe one day I will compile them here and get to the truth of it all. But for now, I am going to use heavy ballistics to train up my Deadlift.
I started today with just one-hand swings. Double swings would be ideal except I have to have a really wide stance in order to swing. I noticed that the wide my stance, the less power I have in my hips. So I am going to stick to the standard stance with one kettlebell and get to swinging.
Here’s the workout:
- KB Halos 16kg 3×10
- KB Goblet Squats 16kg 3×5
- Push-ups 3×10
My goal is to get to 100 within one session
- 1H KB Swings – 32kg for 55 reps – I thought I wanted to do 15:15 work:rest sets. But once you get going, it is a bitch to stop that quickly. So in the middle of my first set, I switch it to 30:30.
Results: The reps felt good and the kb felt like cupcake but I didn’t get anywhere near what I should be hitting–which is 100 reps. So I am going to work my way back up to those numbers.
Next week, I will start folding in Dips and Pull-ups once again.