Feeling challenged again.

So through the month of December I set myself a version of Dan John’s 10,000 kettlebell swing challenge, rose to it and, as our Premier League footballers would say, smashed it.

When the euphoria had died down, I had a think about jumping straight back into the deep end of Challenge Pool, and 30 days ago came up with a number that I thought would be a bit tough for snatches with that same 24kg bell.

Over the years I have stayed with the 20kg bell for my snatches. I once did 220 in 10 minutes (with multiple changes of hands). But I’d probably done 220 snatches with the 24kg in 10 years. Don’t judge me. 4,500 was going to be tough, I thought, being around 150 each day.

Well, I did it. 4,735, which works out at an average of 157 per day, although after the first pathetic day of 106 laborious efforts you might have bet against me getting anywhere near 4.5k. My main rules were to do a set every day and to avoid two sets in a day if at all possible. My main source of pain was my hands – not accustomed to 24kg bells. Right now they are calloused and tough  – and so are my shoulders, now that the pains have gone.

I’ll take a few days off the daily grind and let it all sink in, then come up with another 30-dayer. And keep you posted.

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3 thoughts on “Feeling challenged again.

  1. chill9779 January 30, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Go huw!

    (get this – does this work? Just replied to e-mail alerting about the new post)

    On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM, kettlebell17wordpresscom wrote:

    > huwcoache17 posted: “So through the month of December I set myself a > version of Dan John’s 10,000 kettlebell swing challenge, rose to it and, as > our Premier League footballers would say, smashed it. When the euphoria had > died down, I had a think about jumping straight back i” >

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    • huwcoache17 January 30, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Go me! Go shoulders. (They’ve nearly gone).

      On 30 January 2017 at 19:37, kettlebell17wordpresscom wrote:

      > Respond to this comment by replying above this line > New comment on kettlebell17wordpresscom > > * chill9779 commented on Feeling > challenged again. > > * > > So through the month of December I set myself a version of Dan John’s > 10,000 kettlebell swing challenge, rose to it and, as our … > > Go huw! > > (get this – does this work? Just replied to e-mail alerting about the new > post) > >

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      • chill9779 January 30, 2017 / 7:43 pm

        I don’t fancy snatch challenge – I think they have hurt my shoulder… catch-up properly soon… end of my 30 days soon. Thinking on ordering a 32kg – just for swings

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