Welcome to my new training blog. Previously I've been tracking my progress on the Gripboard at gripboard.com. However, my training has deviated a good bit from the specific goal of grip strength at this point, so it seemed appropriate to setup a separate blog for logging workouts and training progress. Currently I'm dedicated to getting "relatively" strong. Progress is good so far.
I was diligent about my training this weekend. Saturday saw me doing nothing but eating, sleeping, and playing video games. In other words, I got much needed rest. On Sunday, I did some grip training, kettlebells, and mobility work. I'm still stretching my calves twice a day. Interestingly, my grip strength is way down, even though all of my other lifts are progressing. I expect this is a result of the grip strength being at a higher level prior to dropping weight. That realization is one of the primary drivers behind my decision to start tracking workouts on a stand alone blog.
I did get the second 16k kettlebell from my parents today. The handle is not smooth at all. I went with another Power Max kettlebell and am disappointed with the quality, honestly. It remains to be seen if the non-uniform handle shape effects how I use it, but the perfectionist in me doesn't like it.