Sunday, October 5, 2008

Medium RoP and First CKC Meeting

Went to the park today for the first meeting of the Cleveland Kettlebell Club, however not many people showed.  It was a bit chilly (low 50's), but it did warm up by the end.  Also the sun was out, which is always a nice bonus when living in Cleveland.  Hung out with Renee and Todd and then my sister in law showed up along with a friend of Todd's.  A good time was had by all.  Hopefully next month we can have  a better turn out.  I know there are more than 5 people swinging the kettlebells in the greater Cleveland area......where are you?

Managed to get my workout in today spread throughout the course of the day.  Did some of my RoP while at the park, finished while mowing the lawn, and squeezed in some squats, TGU, and pullups in between throws of the football and baseball to my boys this afternoon.  The disappointing Browns were on Bye this weekend which freed up my entire day to get stuff done.  The best part of the Bye week is that I don't have to get depressed after they get spanked by whoever they are playing.  In my opinion, Crennel is a goner at the end of the season.

32kg C&P 5(1,2)
Double 24kg Front Squats 6 reps x 4 sets
Pullups 5(1,2)
16kg TGU 5L/5R

The last 3 sets of my pullups were done with an 8kg kettlebell hanging from the foot.  Need to start working the weighted pullups if I ever plan to pass the RKC II.  Realized that I will need to rethink my current pullup bar rigged to my kids swingset if I am going to do weighted pullups.  The bar needs to be about 6-10 inches higher.  I have very limited pullup options during the winter months.....just a door jamb unit.  Ceilings are too low for anything higher.  I may just have to get a belt to connect the weight to for this winter.

8 comments:

Jon said...

Sounds like ya'll had fun. The beauty of KBs is the ability to work them into your schedule. I did a 5x5 c&p workout one day at my inlaws while sitting around watching the kids in the pool. I'm sure you'll come up with something on the pull ups. Just hang a 53 on each foot for practice and the beast will be no problem with the belt. My wife did the V02 20 sets with a 20lber tonight. She finally listened to something I told her and it worked. wow. I never heard from Dianna. She might have been traveling today.

Jon said...

Sounds like ya'll had fun. The beauty of KBs is the ability to work them into your schedule. I did a 5x5 c&p workout one day at my inlaws while sitting around watching the kids in the pool. I'm sure you'll come up with something on the pull ups. Just hang a 53 on each foot for practice and the beast will be no problem with the belt. My wife did the V02 20 sets with a 20lber tonight. She finally listened to something I told her and it worked. wow. I never heard from Dianna. She might have been traveling today.

Todd Pigram said...

Great work Matt.

Yesterday was fun. I hope the turnout will be better next month.

During the winter, you could always stop over and use the rafters in my garage. They hold me, so they will work for you.

For your friend Jon, i live in Mayfield Heights right around the corner from Progressive, so if you friend wants to train have her email me and we can set something up.

Doug said...

Matt,
Training is looking good and I like the goals you have set. They will come faster than you think.

I like the idea of the CKC, pretty cool. Next time you guys get together I will do some swings on the beach for you.

MKSchinabeck RKC said...

Jon,
That is one of the most appealing things about kettlebells....they can be worked into almost any situation. Nice to see your wife hitting the VO2 max. It is up for my wife and I tomorrow. I am planning 50 sets. She has never done it, and I don't think she has any idea what she is in for.

Todd,
Yesterday was fun, but it would be nice to get a few more people. I think things will grow with time. I will pass your email along.

Doug,
Thanks for the comments. I think my goals are reachable. My presses are coming along nicely. Still need to focus on the pullups. I also need to purchase a Bulldog so I can reach my goals!!! I will let you know when the CKC meets again so you can think of us freezing our tails off while you swing on the beach with a big smile!!!

Doug said...

Matt you could also stack a 16kg and a 24kg in one hand to press. Then when you get the 40kg it will feel easy. Put the heavy one on bottom and light on top.

MKSchinabeck RKC said...

Doug,
I will give that a try.

Jordan Vezina said...

Matt, let me second what Doug said about the stacked pressing. It's in the program for low/high volume. It really tightens up your form.
Are you planning on attending the RKC II in June? I will be there.
As you do your pull ups if you aren't already getting into the hollow position at the top of the pull up, give it a try. I have found it really helps with improving the pulls.