Level 5 Valued Member
This is encouraging. I started AXE Swings two weeks ago. I started with 24kg to be safe. Moved to 32kg at six reps per set already.Working on AXE H2H swings, I moved pretty quickly through 32KG and 36KG to 40KG staying very loyal to all the stop signs. I hung out at 40KG x 4 x 30 for a few sessions, and it became very chill. This morning I moved up to 40KG x 6, and whoa, the party started! That was the first time I've failed the talk test short of 20 sets. I'm looking forward to settling in with this KB now! As Pavel claims in the book, moving from 4 to 6 is not just adding two reps!
Currently, the skin on my hands is the limiting factor. The added friction from regripping on the float is going to build some calluses. I never had the problem with 1H swings, even with heavier bells.
I look forward to swinging the AXE with The Bulldog.