Reload Question

Discussion in 'Kettlebell' started by Stu, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Stu

    Stu Double-Digit Post Count

    Hi all

    I'm getting myself organised for starting a cycle of Reload once I get finished with my current cycle of ROP.

    I am keen to continue using some kettlebells and so have decided to use double kettlebell front squats and double kettlebell presses as 2 of my specialised variety lifts. The program calls for a 10RM then 8RM and 6RM. in the last few weeks. It might be tricky to stick exactly to these RMs when using kettlebells, would my best option be to use a lighter rather than heavier bell and manipulate the reps accordingly? One of my goals is hypertrophy so I'm thinking the slightly higher reps wont do me any harm on that front.

    Ultimately, these are assistance exercises so I'm not going to worry too much about it, however, any advice is greatly appreciated.

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  2. Maine-ah KB

    Maine-ah KB Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    I would suggest finding your 6rm (+ or - 1) and then subtract 4kg for 8rm and 8kg for 10rm. so if you could do 2x32kg for 6 then just assume that your 8rm is 2x28kg, and 10rm is 2x24kg. that should be close enough (also make sure that its an easy 6rm)

    Should be noted im not an expert. so take my advice with a grain of salt.
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  3. Stu

    Stu Double-Digit Post Count

    Thanks, that also sounds like a viable option.
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  4. william bad butt

    william bad butt More than 300 posts

    When in doubt, error on the lighter side for the specialized variety.
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