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During my past 8 months of consistently focusing on a 3x/week C&P program, I've also rotated in sessions of snatches and double cleans (A+A, Q&D 044, and Q&D 015), but I've been neglecting the standalone ballistics lately. Last weekend I did a snatch session for the first time in a few weeks and it felt really good. I'm going to continue with the C&P, put keep the snatch as a consistent supplement, even if it's not at a high volume.I started the giant almost exactly a year ago and I never thought I would run it for nearly an entire year but I think it’s time for a change… I went to start the giant 2.0 this week on Monday with the double twenty- eights and I felt strong got almost 70 reps but after I felt like crap lol. Low back sore, might have slightly tweeked something. Nothing major but I decided to take a few days off of kettlebells and just did some push ups, pull ups and mace work. Then I opened up my email and saw very convincing email from Geoff Touting the benefits of the king size killer. So I went ahead and bought a Kettlebell Xpress and plan to start king-size killer sometime in the next few weeks after I allow my body to get 100%. I feel like I was just worn out from all the heavy double kettle bell work. I’m sure I’ll come back to the giant at some point maybe after I run a king size killer for a few months and try to strip a little more fat off for summer lol.
One thing that I think has helped me with doing C&P long term is that I've cycled through different programs (DFW, Giant 1.0 and 3.0, and a Plan Strong based 5TRM program from an article here), and I've gone back and forth (but not strictly alternating) between double and single bell phases. I also tend to do a lot less volume on The Giant than a lot of people report, and that's even with doing a lot of my Giant days timeless, doing sets or groups of sets during breaks throughout my work day.