Royal S&S Questions

Discussion in 'Kettlebell' started by Terry McCarthy, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Terry McCarthy

    Terry McCarthy Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Hey folks, I have a few questions about Royal S&S
    • Are the Heavy/Medium/Light day written into the program, or are they rotated by feel?
    • How long does a cycle last?
    • At the end of the cycle, is there a "Testing" day?
    Thanks in advance!

    @Pavel Macek
    @Stuart Elliott
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
  2. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Quadruple-Digit Post Count Elite Certified Instructor

    usually dictated by the dice roll but when you are having an off day, do the light sessions

    you can easily extend to months

    I have to re-read but when I felt extra strong one day I tested for the simple snatch standard
     
  3. Pavel Macek

    Pavel Macek More than 2500 posts Master Instructor

    A) Dice throw
    B) It depends - it features double progression - increasing the reps, then dropping the reps, and increasing the weight, etc. Slow, but steady progress
    C) You may test after the end of the cycle. Snatch needs a special peaking period according our Strong Endurance principles, bent press - you test 1RM (and may actually run out of heavy kettlebells - that’s a reason I am working on a dumbbell and barbell variation of the program.

    - still work in progress
    - working title until approved
     
  4. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Quadruple-Digit Post Count Elite Certified Instructor

    Since one of my goals is to be able to do the snatch testing standard with a 32, I'm guessing this is a discussion best done over a cup or two of coffee?
     
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  5. Terry McCarthy

    Terry McCarthy Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Thank you, @Mark Limbaga and @Pavel Macek .

    As for rolling a die, I take it that:
    • 1 and 2 = Light
    • 3 and 4 = Medium
    • 5 and 6 = Heavy
    Yes?
     
  6. Tobias Wissmueller

    Tobias Wissmueller Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    I am neither Mark nor Pavel, but yes.

    Actually, it does not really matter which number you choose because mathematically/statistically every number has the same probability to be rolled ... (y)
     
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  7. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Quadruple-Digit Post Count Elite Certified Instructor

    I thought you confused the two of us :) It would be a big honor for me to be compared to him
     
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