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Kettlebells - April - August 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The year 2013 is still not great on the kettlebell front. I still have knee pain but it is not getting worse. I have avoided shoulder injuries, as per my goal for the year.

I managed 1510 swings in April, 680 in May, 340 in June, 538 in July, and 1562 in August. With travel, I always have a summer slump (last year I managed about 400 more swings over all of May June July than this year). My kettlebell training time is also down: 117 minutes in April, 79 minutes in May, 36 minutes in June, 61 minutes in July, ad 139 minutes in August.

The good news is things have picked up. Although September is only half over, I already have 1234 swings and 116 training minutes. And I am injury free! Today I did 21 minutes of swings (21 sets of 10, 20 kg, 45 seconds of rest between sets). I also did a good 4 minutes of get-ups with 8 kg bells.

Last year I logged over 15,000 swings. A repeat is not out of the question for this year, but that would be a stretch goal.

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