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AndyGog

Level 5 Valued Member
Attempting GTG swings today, due to limited time to practice this evening. Had a search through the forum for this and I'm now trying to ignore the threads about combining GTG pressing with S&S. Need to stay focused.
 

AndyGog

Level 5 Valued Member
Completed a second week with the 16kg kettlebell. I'm now doing warmups with a 12kg bell.

After filming my practice this week, I've noticed some rounding of my lower back during the goblet squats (buttwink!). So I've reduced the depth a little and increased my focus on form.

With talk of loosening of restrictions here I'm aware of a promise to take my son to the gym with me when it reopens. So I need to find a way of incorporating 2-3 days of gym work with my S&S practice. I'm tempted to try some treadmill running, although I haven't run for a few years now. Maybe a treadmill version of Couch to 5k would be light enough to add to S&S.

Another option is switching to ROP and including 2 days of pttp deadlifts as variety days.

This is probably still a few months away here though.
 

AndyGog

Level 5 Valued Member
Only managed 3 days this week. After Wednesday's two handed swing day I woke up with what felt like DOMS in my lower back and 'glutes'. Although I'm pretty sure its muscle soreness, maybe I overdid it on the two handed swings - I remember the bell coming to head height on all the swings, I'm aware that I shouldn't be feeling it in my lower back. After seeing my goblets squats on film last week its clear that my hip mobility isn't where it probably should be.

So I need to take a few days to let it ease anyway, but I need to think more about what I'm doing. At the very least I'm going to switch out the goblet squats for the face the wall squats from ETK because I find it difficult to judge the depth of my squats without my back rounding. Face the wall squats seem to stop that from happening. So I'll probably stick to those until my mobility improves enough to go back to goblet squats.

I'd managed to do two weeks, 10 workouts, using the 16kg exclusively but maybe this is some sort of accumulated fatigue. Maybe switching back to the 12 and introducing the 16 in two week steps is a better idea.

I've got a few days to feel sorry for myself and lick my wounds now though!
 

Tim Randolph

Level 6 Valued Member
I'd managed to do two weeks, 10 workouts, using the 16kg exclusively but maybe this is some sort of accumulated fatigue.
That's awesome! Think about it. You are moving 33% more weight and more often than just a few weeks ago. Really good progress.
Maybe switching back to the 12 and introducing the 16 in two week steps is a better idea.
You definitely need to listen to your body, but remember the standard program has a provision for waving the load. Every second or third session you should do two-handed swings. I would also recommend cutting the weight for the get-ups on those sessions and really focusing on technique. But however you decide to manage the fatigue, keep the program going. Consistency is by far the most important thing.
 
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