Mood: After pushing for 7 weeks straight, I decided that this week will finally be a deload.
I don’t typically do the same exercises, only scaled 50% or some such. I usually take challenges and try to beat them.
Today, I tried to bust out 120 reps of Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Snatch.
Those who are not familiar with it this beastly workout:
You’re freakin’ welcome.
I don’t do the thumb behind the horn to stabilize. I just grip the shit out of my Fat Handle Ader 16kg. But what I do the same as is hold it up for a 2 count. Usually when I do Snatches, I try to beat a time like 100 reps in 10 minutes. But with Bottoms Up, holding it for 2 count kinda defeats Time to Beat so I go with Volume instead.
Since I never done past 100, I decided to aim for 120.
Here’s the workout:
- KB Halos – 16kg 3×10
- KB Goblet Squats – 16kg 3×5
- Bottoms-Up KB Snatch 35# 12×10 reps
Results:What I wanted to keep true to form is the Hardstyle which a bit part of it is tightening the Glutes and Abs at the top of the Snatch. If I didn’t do that, I could do this all night. But tightening both chains at the top turned this from a Sunday stroll to a killer workout.
This shit was real. My body looked like a late night fitness commercial. My forearms cried out in agony.
But if I had to do it all over again, I would have kept pushing, even little by little, until I hit 200 reps total.
I have to keep that in mind for next time.