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(Specialty warm-up: 5 Double kettlebell swing clean, 3L, 3R kettlebell press, 5L, 5R kettlebell back squat, 15 "Tall slam ball" @ 12lb. W, 14/ 16lb. M) 50/50 Kettlebell press:

1 x 1L, 1R @ fact-finding weight + 3/1000 @ top 5 x 3L, 3R @ as heavy as possible in each Alternating as directed, keep kettlebells in-hand for L-to-R set, and then rest/ adjust weight as needed. When scheme is listed as “5 x 3L, 3R″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”. Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern weight, and overhead is not a relative position. 50/50 press features a double kettlebell rack position but a single-arm press. Kettlebell on the “non-working” side assists in keeping tension, and can help us fact-check position. Position considered, weights should match on both sides. Then, 3 rounds of: 5L Kettlebell clean + push press 5R Kettlebell clean + push press :15 sec. rest/ assessment Weight is self-scaled and should pose a significant challenge in each round. Demand a straight, strong lock-out, and hold for a 2/1000 if there is any question.

Of note: With the addition of the Pistol grip positioning and stacked-hand variation, for most, press/ push press will now govern weight in these drills (as it should);

Minus our Pistol-grip and stacked-hand developments, the swing clean/ ground-to-shoulder very well would have. Considering what moves what- very similar to a barbell power clean vs. push press/ jerk, that would make little sense. Knowing that imbalance was present with kettlebell lifting was a primary mover in my interest to and process of leveling the playing field with strategic adjustments such as Pistol and stacked-hand grips.

And then: 50 Kettlebell “Short swing” @ (up to) 1/2 BW 30 Kettlebell back squat @ same (Alternate L to R as desired; No less than 3-rep sets) 50 1-arm kettlebell swing @ 1/4 BW (switch 5L, 5R) 30 Kettlebell Goblet squat @ same 30 calories Airdyne (arms and legs- bite down, get it overwith) Short rest is expected in kettlebell swing sets- when needed, keep it specific (3-5 breaths/ max :20 sec.). No rest during squat sets, and less than no rest during Airdyne calories.

Detail position, put your progress pants on, and complete each piece of the puzzle with power and focus; Soft equals sketchy, and listless is always dangerous. “Short swing” simply denotes a heavy, short-range kettlebell swing with the intent of safely driving as much weight as structurally possible to just below chin height. Today, use weight designated above. Kettlebell swing reminder: If we lose our strong hinge, back rounds, *heels lift*, or legs fail to snap straight in the “drive” portion of the movement, adjust accordingly and continue safely. Do not bend arms