Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kettlebell Training in the Sun! (Part 2)

I awoke to (yet another!) beautiful sunny day in Auckland, NZ.

Looking forward to a heavy squatting day tomorrow with former Commonwealth Games sprint cyclist (and beast of a lifter) Dave Fitzsimmons,  I figured I would play around with the bells at home again...

After my last post a few friends and colleagues in the strength training field mentioned the Secret Service Snatch Test. This is a test to see how many kettlebell snatches you can do in 10min with a 24kg bell...

Here's how it looked:

Secret Service Snatch Test (24kg bell) - As many reps as possible in 10min = 170 reps
O'Head Kettlebell Press (24kg bell) = 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 reps
Pullups = 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Pushups - As many reps as possible in 2min = 112 reps

The SSST certainly tore up my hands - especially after the damage they sustained in the weekend! Looking forward to squeezing out quite a few more reps when the hands attenuate to endurance KB work again.

Give it a go and see what you can do!

~ Cliff


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