Yesterday’s workout was entertaining.
Another 5-Minute Snatch Test.
This time with a heavier kettlebell than the 24kg kettlebell I’ve been focusing most of my attention on these past few weeks.
I didn’t quite go balls to the wall – but I gave it about an RPE of 8 to establish a baseline to work up from.
Got 22 less reps in 5 minutes – just by using a kettlebell 4kg heavier than what I’m used to. This tells me many things. Most importantly, that I need to spend time with much heavier kettlebells to make the 24kg feel comfortable cardio-wise.
I’m on the prowl for a heavier kettlebell to add to my collection of single KBs. I have a 4kg (actually 10lb, but I call it a 4kg in my log), 7kg (actually 15lbs…), 16kg, 20kg, 24kg, and a 28kg KB. I want to get a 32kg at minimum. Heavier would be okay too. I don’t do much pressing with either arm because my left is so hampered with past injuries. So snatching and swings are really 90% of what it will be used for.