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You been doing TGUs as well, Rich?Did a 7 mile SUP race this past weekend - cold. Managed to beat my arch nemesis and finish respectably given I had not paddled since last August. Somewhat surprised me that I had the umph to run down competitors over the last two miles (in particular my main rival). This after a winter of swinging 28 and 32kg bell - roughly along simple and sinister guidelines.
It's always interesting to me to take lessons, or skills, learned here and apply them to seemingly unrelated endeavors. I made a point to release tension in between strokes - almost do a mini fast and loose - which i think really helped keep my form towards the end. Also I very conciously think of generating power starting in my feet. Paddle stroke , although obviously different, has a lot in common with a swing.
On a side note one of the quasi sponsored pros mentioned to my rival that the only training he did on land was kettlebells. Between that and being beaten by me (I've never beaten him in 3 years of trying..) I think Strongfirst will shortly have a new recruit....
How do you program the long cycle, PhysicalCulture? One arm?I'm 39 and have joined the local Civil Air Patrol squadron as a chaplain. Last week we had PT testing for the cadets, all ages 12-19. I dressed out with the kids, which most adult members don't do. I don't run often, but got an 8:21 mile, and 70 pushups. I was the slowest runner, but not one of the kids came close in pushups. Most of my training involves long cycle clean and jerks, with a run about once a week, and a couple of sets of pushups a week.
Standing??? Surely kneeling? In either case, solid work! Although if standing... I have no words... :OI had been working on S&S for about a year. One day I grabbed an Ab Wheel and did 20 reps with perfect form. I had never used an Ab Wheel in my life! I was very sore the next couple of days, but it was a great feeling regardless