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Thanks Anna! Glad I can share the love through my experiences.Awesome job and great insights, Alydia! Many thanks.
@DavThew Im so glad it was inspiring! I still can't quite fathom that I got it. It was an audacious goal@Alydia Bryant - I must say that I have watched to video of you bent pressing the beast about 20 times. Amazingly inspirational. Thanks to both you and @Iron Tamer for this brilliant thread, it's made me want to start to prioritise the bent press much more in my training.
I don't think tamer or I were implying that you aren't always commited to your kettlebell training sessions. But rather have you taken the time to master the bent press as you would have the TGU or the swing? Have you done the progressions of the arm bar and bent arm bar with light weight? Have you practiced half kneeling bent presses?@Iron Tamer & @Alydia Bryant , thank you for your insightful replies. Was my try at the bent press a "very committed try"? I'm committed every time I practice with my kettlebells. I have many areas to work on. Could the bent press fit into those areas? After reading your replies it very well may.
Alydia, can you post a link to the good 48kg BP here?
I like the progressions that you posted... it is good to see back in time from when a goal is accomplished. And I was somewhere in the background there (on the SFG 1 side) in the video from the Dome
Well I was a Lazy a#@ leading up to my level 2. And I almost didnt think i could get ready in time. BUT with the right programing you can. Let me know if you change your mind about the Dome this year. Id love to help you get ready via distance coaching.Thanks. Really great video. That is a feat of a lifetime!!
SFG II is definitely in my future, but won't be at the Dome this year. That's great that you're assisting. It is so much awesomeness in one weekend... and even SFB going on this year also. I'm excited for everyone that is going, because I know what a great experience it is.
I don't think tamer or I were implying that you aren't always commited to your kettlebell training sessions. But rather have you taken the time to master the bent press as you would have the TGU or the swing? Have you done the progressions of the arm bar and bent arm bar with light weight? Have you practiced half kneeling bent presses?
I don't think anyone can argue that the arm bar and bent arm bar didn't improve pectoral tightness and thoracic mobility. And the bent press just takes that further.
@Alydia Bryant : that is a hell of a bent press with a hell of a bell. Yes, it looks easy and is very pleasing to watch. When these two things come together in a movement or performance, then the executer has spent some times with. Repeatedly. Striving for easiness leads to mastery. A culmination can become over time a base, which widens with further practice and application.
The bent armbar was for me definitely was the practical take home point for me, that I got from Tamer at my SFG2. I did it for the first time then, felt a totally unique stretch and loosening. I practice it here and there in a week. not that really much on a daily basis, no schedule with it. They accumulate over time, that is for sure. There will be a time, I think I will commit some time in the future with the bent press. No one can do anything at once. But the thing for me that is further growing is that striving doing few things well makes, well. Currently I just do (a lot) of heavy swings per the program, and practice some press variations. (thanks everyone for posting z-presses, not just a challenge but a regression or a progression? who knows? but same but different, that' for sure). A Pull and a Press. Not more, not less. That is what I like about and learn through StrongFirst. A hint and cue, a nugget, reminder, something to think and practice about. Great inspiration, Alydia.