Had to break from the Bear--not ashamed to admit it was just too much at this time. Having a newborn wake you up every hour or two isn't conducive to good sleep and recovery. No excuses, though. Just didn't prepare adequately this round.
That said, just a week and a half of this (10-15 sets deadlift, 10 sets overhead press) did add considerable size to my back and shoulders. My wife can point her index finger into the space between my erectors and lose her second knuckle; she was impressed. I am too, for that matter. Can't wait to reorganize and do it again, properly.
For today, 10 sets of 5 overhead press, 5 sets of 5 superslow, deadhang pullups to the chest. Trying to grease that groove again while I take a short break from the big moves. Some of the men in the gym smirk when I only do 5. Minutes later, I catch them on the bar unable to squeeze out one rep with strict form. Kip baby, kip!
Been doin the PM min. I built up to the 24kg Bell. Then Ive been using the 24kg bell for Getups and swings for the last 3 months. I started with 5 mins and slowly built up to 10miins, to 15 then 20mins. So generally im Comfortable with the 24kg bell now cause ive put the time in.
When First used 24 was sore after 1 getup each side. Now can do 20mins with no soreness. Its about gradually and slowly introducing the neuromuscular system to the bell and a slowly progressing.
Thanks for the compliment Dan, anyone can do it if they put the time in. I dont count my reps. I flow. Ill do a rep right. Then slowly do a rep with the left. If I need a minute or several between right and left reps I give it myself. Nice steady, calm and relaxed, no rush, just me and the bell. Its very relaxing!