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Kidcolin's log: back to basics (plus neck harness) Kidcolin's log: back to basics (plus neck harness)

11-29-2021 , 11:22 PM
11/29/21

10k Swings: Day 5

Time: 44:18

One handed today, but did the last 10 reps of the 50 swing sets with two hands.

Decided to go on 4x week plan cuz my hands are super beat up. So took the whole weekend to heal.

I got some mava gloves, they're actually quite nice. I used them today and nk issues. But the slight increase in diameter does tire the grip.

Cardiovascularly I notice things are getting easier.
11-30-2021 , 02:42 PM
11/30/21

10k Swings day 6:
Same as yesterday, but did knuckle push-ups between sets instead. Sets of 6 with some 5s tossed in.

Gloves are a godsend.

Grip improving but started to fatigue on later sets.

Overall it's getting easier.

Time: 40:12

Think I might quit beer altogether in 2022. Need to optimize everything else to fade the vex heart attack.
11-30-2021 , 06:56 PM
Definitely quit the High Life but maybe keep the Tree House.
11-30-2021 , 09:20 PM
10k swings looks interesting; might give it a try in the new year if I can figure out how to row around it.
12-01-2021 , 12:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kidcolin Kidcolin's log: back to basics (plus neck harness)
I got some mava gloves, they're actually quite nice.
Hope you got a nice matching purse to go with them! #SS4Lyfe, #Rippetoe

Seriously tho, these swongs sound horrible. Did deadlifts tear up your hands this badly? My hands are soft AF and DLing was the worst for me. Only reason it didn't tear my hands up more is that I only did them once a week in true Rippebro fashion. Most people build up some useful calluses when they DL a lot. Does it no work that way with KBs.
12-02-2021 , 02:06 PM
12/1/21:

Just some 10 fitness yt follow along. Jumping Jacks mostly.

12/2/21:
10k swings day 7:

Same as day 6 mostly.

Time: 39:00

Continues to improve.
12-02-2021 , 06:23 PM
10k swings sounds brutal, but kinda fun. Nice work.
12-03-2021 , 12:49 PM
Some people, even APF US record holders, won't do kettlebells. They can't handle the swings. But there are others, like kidcolin, who consider kettlebells the only pure lift left.
12-03-2021 , 03:32 PM
Lol. nh.

12/3/21:

Day 8:

Same exact as yesterday, save for starting off on right hand. Still sets of 6 push-ups between. Will bump that up next week. But I decided one arm kettlebell press too cardiovascularly taxing. Maybe if I stuck to one arm but a set of 3 is really a set of 6 and it saps you.

Anyway, the key thing about today:

Time: 36:15
12-03-2021 , 04:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Yugoslavian Kidcolin's log: back to basics (plus neck harness)
Some people, even APF US record holders, won't do kettlebells. They can't handle the swings. But there are others, like kidcolin, who consider kettlebells the only pure lift left.
lol'd
12-03-2021 , 08:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Yugoslavian Kidcolin's log: back to basics (plus neck harness)
Some people, even APF US record holders, won't do kettlebells. They can't handle the swings. But there are others, like kidcolin, who consider kettlebells the only pure lift left.
Nice, that's nice.
Yesterday , 12:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Yugoslavian Kidcolin's log: back to basics (plus neck harness)
Some people, even APF US record holders, won't do kettlebells. They can't handle the swings. But there are others, like kidcolin, who consider kettlebells the only pure lift left.
lol. I'm too old and broken for 10,000 swings in a month, but I still do swings sometimes. I don't always log everything I do. Swings are great.
Yesterday , 01:17 PM
12/6/21:

10k swings day 9

Same routine, but bumped push-ups to 7 reps.

Time: 35:28

Time keeps getting shaved off nicely. They're to the point where 25 and 50 rep sets are the only work sets and I can plow through the 10 and 15.

Only tough thing today is my left middle finger got an infection over the weekend. A deep blood blister developed at the second knuckle. I tried popping it with a knife. Swollen the next day lol. Salt bath and antibiotic cream did the trick but a bit painful today.

      
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