Lighter and Heavier Kettlebells

There are several routes you can go when it comes to kettlebell training. After a long while of practicing kettlebell juggling, I wanted to switch it up. I needed to revisit just the basic kettlebell snatch and see how far I could take it.

Primarily I was interested in doing a 10 minute snatch test with multiple hand switches and seeing what kind of numbers I could get. The kettlebell juggling had been very beneficial but its still took a little time to get back into the habit of many repetitions. This goes to the SAID principle, which is specific adaptation to imposed demands. Essentially you get proficient at in particular what you do.

200 reps with the 53 lb. Kettlebell is sometimes known as a good standard to hit. And I had hit it before but now I would have liked to transcend it.

Right now my best lives at 207 reps. But I haven’t utilized that weight for the previous three weeks. What was my reasoning?

I started a tiny bit of an experiment. A week back I did the test with the 70 lb. Kettlebell and scored 136 total reps. This left me sore for a few days. My main goal here was to get use to a bigger weight.

This A. M. I decided to use the lighter bell, only 35 lbs. Hit 250 without much difficulty. My goal here was to enhance speed, which I felt that I was not so great earlier. And let me tell you this is a really quick pace. Can’t go quicker at all at this time.

Next week I may return to the 53 lb. kettlebell and see how it is going. I’ve little doubt that I could improve but we are going to see by just how much. By working with different weights I feel you get miles better results.

Sometimes its to your advantage to work with other weights, for lower or higher reps, particularly if you have hit a plateau.

Todd Ludgren is a contributor for Legendary Strength where you’ll find much more on health and fitness from kettlebell training routines to feats of strength.

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