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Kettlebell "Giant 1.0"

Gypsyplumber

Level 5 Valued Member
I just did week 3s lower volume Friday workout with a twist. Last week I did the day 3 workout with a heavier set of bells by accident. This week I did the same thing again but it wasn't an accident. I like this little twist, it adds to the challenge. I don't know if I'll do it the 1.1 but we'll see.

Many ways to do this program.
As I run 3.0 with a single 32kg I might try the same thing on Fridays and use the 36kg I think it could be a good twist.
 

jdcollins

Level 2 Valued Member
I'll go ahead and jump into this thread with my recent experience.

I finished up the last 12 weeks of 2021 running The Giant 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 consecutively with double 24's. When I started 1.0, the double 24s were probably more along a 13RM as I had previously run @Geoff Neupert 's original "The Olympic" which was programmed for the 6-8RM range. However the last phase of that program sort of went a bit south due to work/family/life stress.

I ran all phases using the 20/25/30/25 minute timed sessions. I thought this setup was great. It allowed me to ease into each phase with only a 20 minute session that I could hit fairly hard knowing I didn't have to last too long. Since I knew I'd be gradually increasing my time, my goal was to maintain the pace for weeks 2 and 3, then my week 4 goal would be to just hit 1 more set than week 2. I didn't hit that goal on every day and every phase, but overall I did, and I feel like I made great progress. One extra data point I tracked was my "RPM" (reps per minute) just for fun. I was thrilled that I did, because on average this number continued to increase. For those data nerds like me, check it out:

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When I tested my RM's after a few days off, I managed to hit 17 reps on the 24s, and 6 reps on the 32s!! Prior to my test day I had never even tried to C&P double 32's. To add to the chorus: this programming works!
 

SUOMI-PUKU

Level 5 Valued Member
I'll go ahead and jump into this thread with my recent experience.

I finished up the last 12 weeks of 2021 running The Giant 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 consecutively with double 24's. When I started 1.0, the double 24s were probably more along a 13RM as I had previously run @Geoff Neupert 's original "The Olympic" which was programmed for the 6-8RM range. However the last phase of that program sort of went a bit south due to work/family/life stress.

I ran all phases using the 20/25/30/25 minute timed sessions. I thought this setup was great. It allowed me to ease into each phase with only a 20 minute session that I could hit fairly hard knowing I didn't have to last too long. Since I knew I'd be gradually increasing my time, my goal was to maintain the pace for weeks 2 and 3, then my week 4 goal would be to just hit 1 more set than week 2. I didn't hit that goal on every day and every phase, but overall I did, and I feel like I made great progress. One extra data point I tracked was my "RPM" (reps per minute) just for fun. I was thrilled that I did, because on average this number continued to increase. For those data nerds like me, check it out:

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When I tested my RM's after a few days off, I managed to hit 17 reps on the 24s, and 6 reps on the 32s!! Prior to my test day I had never even tried to C&P double 32's. To add to the chorus: this programming works!
Good work!

3.0 for the 32s next?
 

John Grahill

Level 7 Valued Member
I'll go ahead and jump into this thread with my recent experience.

I finished up the last 12 weeks of 2021 running The Giant 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 consecutively with double 24's. When I started 1.0, the double 24s were probably more along a 13RM as I had previously run @Geoff Neupert 's original "The Olympic" which was programmed for the 6-8RM range. However the last phase of that program sort of went a bit south due to work/family/life stress.

I ran all phases using the 20/25/30/25 minute timed sessions. I thought this setup was great. It allowed me to ease into each phase with only a 20 minute session that I could hit fairly hard knowing I didn't have to last too long. Since I knew I'd be gradually increasing my time, my goal was to maintain the pace for weeks 2 and 3, then my week 4 goal would be to just hit 1 more set than week 2. I didn't hit that goal on every day and every phase, but overall I did, and I feel like I made great progress. One extra data point I tracked was my "RPM" (reps per minute) just for fun. I was thrilled that I did, because on average this number continued to increase. For those data nerds like me, check it out:

View attachment 15746

When I tested my RM's after a few days off, I managed to hit 17 reps on the 24s, and 6 reps on the 32s!! Prior to my test day I had never even tried to C&P double 32's. To add to the chorus: this programming works!
Awesome review! Solid results for sure!

I've done something differently this time out....at the end of each session I divide the pounds lifted per minute. Today was day 1 week 4 and I was able to get the reps I got last week in 30 minutes today in 25 minutes......I am pleased. I'm also fatigued !
 

Sean M

Level 6 Valued Member
I'd just send him a message/private conversation.....if you enjoy jerks/push presses you'll enjoy the RMFB
I’m liking the contrast between a C&P “grind” cycle (Giant) and a C&J “explode!” cycle (RMF). It’s a “same but different” movement pattern. Will be interested to see what this cycle of RMF does to my press RM (I have no specific hopes and dreams - just n=1 data).
 

John Grahill

Level 7 Valued Member
I’m liking the contrast between a C&P “grind” cycle (Giant) and a C&J “explode!” cycle (RMF). It’s a “same but different” movement pattern. Will be interested to see what this cycle of RMF does to my press RM (I have no specific hopes and dreams - just n=1 data).
Me too for sure!
 

BrianCF

Level 6 Valued Member
Real Muscle Building Fat Burner.....a clean and jerk program. It's a good one too!
Happy New Year John, I can't believe the Jets blew that game Sunday. Where was the safety coverage?

Speaking of jerks and not me, I've pulled out Herky Jerky out of MKM/Kettlebell Hard. Running it 6 days a week with 45s as a chain. I'm did week 3 of medium day 5 rounds. It will put some extra hair on your chest for 15 minutes.

This is in the top 3 of my favorite programs in that book.
 

Steve W.

Level 8 Valued Member
Happy New Year John, I can't believe the Jets blew that game Sunday. Where was the safety coverage?
How about when they went for it on fourth and two instead of kicking to go up seven, and then running a hopeless quarterback sneak needing two full yards.

Evidently the sneak call had an option for Wilson to run or hand the ball off to Braxton Berrios on an end around, and Wilson made a bad decision. Then Saleh threw his OC (Mike LaFleur) under the bus for not making it clear to Wilson that the ball should go to Berrios no matter what.

Don't get me started on the Giants...
 
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