Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jerking two 32 kg. kettlebells and notes on heavy swings.

Today I was able to push out two reps jerking two 32 kg. kettlebells overhead. I could have gotten more, but I decided not to push my luck. This is a decent PR for me as I wasn't even feeling close to being able to get them out of the rack a month ago, and now they went up without too much trouble. I have a lot of respect for these cats who can jerk these things for 10 minutes straight. I have no interest in doing it, but it's impressive nonetheless.
I was hitting more heavy swings on double 32's and noticed a few things.
1. Being disengaged is not an option. You have to stay tight at the top or your torso is getting ripped off.
2. Grip strength helps, and applying it more at the top.
3. Don't fight the bells on the way down. Exercise control, but use your stretch reflex and the slingshot effect.


  1. Hi Jordan, I just popped in to say hello and scroll through your blog to see if you got that tattoo yet!

    Take care-


  2. Hi Cathe, thanks for checking in. No tattoo yet, but someday. :)