Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Getting Stronger

Lately I have been fitting my workouts in as I can, eating whatever is available, and sleeping irregular patterns. The end result is I seem to be getting stronger. My body weight is holding steady at 170, so attribute my progress to the extra calories.

Today's workout was in awesome weather and led to a nice PR:

5/5 Swings + 5/5 Snatches: 12k, 16k, 20k
Kettlebell Snatches: 5/5 x 24k, 28k, 28k; 8/8x28k PR
Barbell Push Press: 5x20k, 3x 40k, 45k, 50k, 50k, 50k
Front Squat: 5 x 40k, 40k, 40k, 40k
Pinch Barbell: 5 x 20lbs, 40lbs, 40lbs, 40lbs
32k Kettlebell: 1/1xClean, 1/1xSnatch

Cleaning up the handle on my 28k kettlebell has made it much, much easier on my hands. I attribute my snatch PR to that specific change. Between sets of squats I spent time filing and sanding the handle on my 32k kettlebell. It is much better, but there is still a casting ridge on the underside of the handle that needs to be taken down.

Dragon Door has released a 36k kettlebell. Shipped it is $203. Integrating GripFAQ.com with Amazon's affiliate program is on my list of near term goals. It will require getting a proper development tool, finishing the C# conversion on the admin side, and writing the actual integration code. When I finish, I'm ordering a new kettlebell!