Saturday, November 22, 2008 by Rebecca

Death by KB Clean

Warmup: ME, Burgener Warmup, run 800m

With a continuously running clock do one 1.5P/1.0P kettlebell clean the first minute, two 1.5P/1.0P kettlebell cleans the second minute, three 1.5P/1.0P kettlebell cleans the third minute... continuing as long as you are able.

Use as many sets each minute as needed. Switch hands as often as you wish or not at all.

19 Rounds + 15 12KG
(205 reps!)

Well - considering I had expected to use the 8kg KB and just focus on form for this workout I am pretty impressed by my performance on this one too.

Much to my surprise and delight, when I tried this movement, I pretty much had the form dialed, so my excuse for using a lighter weight was kinda gone. I didn't try a clean with the 1P weight - and I probably should have at least tried it, but my form when using my right arm did not hold up particularly well under large numbers of reps, so I think I really picked the right weight.

Since we could switch hands as often as we wanted, and my form was super solid on my left arm, I started with my right, and id as many reps as I could - usually between about 5 and 7, and then finished the rest off with my left.

I've decided that I am really starting to like kettle bells - there's something really satisfying about KB cleans and snatches when you get the form just right, and it goes up smooth and just fits where it should instead of flopping around and clobbering you when it lands.

It is clear that I am just getting better at everything. I am frequently less sore than I think I should be (although today is something of an exception to that rule. My abs aren't really speaking to me anymore as of this afternoon.) and I frequently do more than I think I will be able to. It's all super exciting!

1 comment:

Evelyn Rodas said...

RE: Much to my surprise and delight, when I tried this movement, I pretty much had the form dialed


May you continue to exceed your own expectations, in your pursuit of(and accomplishments at)badassness, Miss Bekka.

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