Variety is the spice of life. Stop being paralyzed by numbers, percentages and days of the week. Do whatever you want so long as it's fun and producing results.
If it involves swinging, cleaning, or pressing, I'm going to want to do it. My problem isn't doing the movements, it's the programming for those movements.
In the 'Enter The Kettlebell' video at the end Pavel goes through a list of rules for practicing 2 to 7 times per week.
This is a really great point. Every time I change programs I find myself coming back to the Rite of Passage because I enjoy doing it. I also know for sure it's been proven to work.IMO, the key to sticking with a program is picking a program you can stick with. Make it what you want to do, instead of what you need to force yourself to do.
Excellent! Now, please report back regularly on this thread. That's the best way to resist the temptation to wander, as you don't want to explain it to the forum. Also, please attack the program. We have all heard that a so/so program executed with heart and vigor beats the heck out of a perfect program executed halfheartedly..that is true. The guys & gals who get after it always outperform those who go through the motions.I went ahead and I'm going to commit to the program I laid out. I started the log recommended my Anna as well
Great questions to ponder. Some thoughts on what form improvements can bring... Maybe not more weight on the bar initially, but a greater potential for more weight on the bar. Opening up new space in front of you; lifting more weight with greater skill, strength, finesse, and safety. Taming the impulses, refining. Mastery over the details of the movement. Providing the example for others to emulate even as they start out. Using the muscles more in harmony, leading to less creaks, aches, and pains as we age. A slight edge on recovery as the body has less microdamage to repair from poor use and more from good use. Some of this may be real and some just powerful imagery, but it all seems worth striving for.
This a Japanese amulet I came across today called Daruma.
I did test my bench (e1rm), but I hadn't tested my swing yet. I started with a 48, dropped to a 32, but finally had to go down to a 24 to compete my swings close to 5 min. I think now that I know what bell I'm starting with I'll test with a 32k tomorrow.
I should do the log too.