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SIDSPARK Posts: 3,770
6/9/08 7:04 A

That is a great way to do it. Takes the guess work out.

I was teasing Darren to day about not doing his own challenge, so he is about to do it right now!

Plan to succeed. If you really want to win, you have to have a plan and stick to it. You also have to be able to adapt your plan and keep it dynamic. Gotta have a PLAN.

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 -H0LY-Y0GA- Posts: 2,432 6/8/08 11:32 A To make this even easier for myself, I went ahead and made a little list with all of the swings per minute figured out for various possible dice rolls. It was easy since I did my max. swing test at 10 minutes. Based on 420 swings, that means 42 swings a minute at 100%. Then I just multiplied 420 for each of the other percentages below to get these totals: 80% =34 swings per minute 70% =30 swings per minute 60% =26 swings per minute Soooo, when I decide (or roll the dice to decide) how many minutes to do, all I need to do is multiply the swings per minute times the number of minutes I'm doing that day. This was easier for me than figuring out the percentages the regular way each time (and somehow felt like less math to me!). Since I rounded up, they counts are not exact, but Pavel says close enough is fine so I am going with that. This may be overkill on the explanation, but I figured I'd put it out there since it helped simplify for me. I always like to write out what I'm going to do on a given day so I don't get sidetracked, and this is an easy way to me to keep me on track with varying my workouts. (I am reading ETK and really loving it, by the way!) "So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away, see, everything has become new!" 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NRSV)
SIDSPARK Posts: 3,770
6/2/08 10:59 A

No problem. I suggest retesting yourself FIRST and going with that as you max since it has been 2 months since we did those April tests. Also back then we did 5 or 6 minutes. Try for 10 minutes now that you are a SUPER KB BABE!

Sorry to add more complication to the mix

Plan to succeed. If you really want to win, you have to have a plan and stick to it. You also have to be able to adapt your plan and keep it dynamic. Gotta have a PLAN.

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 -H0LY-Y0GA- Posts: 2,432 6/2/08 10:33 A Bless you, Sidney. I think I might just be able to get this! "So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away, see, everything has become new!" 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NRSV)
SIDSPARK Posts: 3,770
6/2/08 9:16 A

OK, let me translate:

We have maybe 3 or 4 KB work out days a week as follows (or we should do). On these days we should be working at a certain percentage of our maximum ability:

1. light day 50-60% of max
2. medium day 65-75% of max
3. heavy day 80-90% of max
4. light day (optional) 50-60% of max

Your max is determined by your test--which we did in April remember.
ie: we tested how many swings or snatches we could do in a limited time.

Now, let's imagine that your test was 10 minutes, and you did 250 swings and that was your max.

OK use the dice to change up the time of your workouts:

To get the time of the work out, roll the dice. The number on the dice is the number of minutes that you will do your swings/snatches.

NEXT: we need to know how many swings to do:

1. imagine that you rolled a 7 on your light day...

2. multiply 250 (max) X 7 (dice#) [250 X 7= 1750]

3. divide that number (max X dice) by the minutes of your test (10)
thus: 1750 divided by 10 = 175

4. the result is your max (175) in 7 minutes (dice minutes)

5. so, 175 is our 100% max in 7 minutes. But it is our light day, so we need 60 % of our 7 min max.

6. to get your 60% of max: 175 multiplied by 60, divided by 100 = 105

7. THUS: 105 swings in 7 minutes would be my 60% light day workout.

THAT'S IT!!!!!

EXTRA HELP:
* change 7 for whatever number you roll on the dice
* change 10 for whatever time you use for your test (5,6, 10, 12 min)
* change 250 for whatever YOUR max swing/snatch count was on the test
* change 60 for whatever percent you are going for (60/70/80/90)

Do this course for 2 weeks. Then test yourself again and start over with the new max.

Darren will be issuing a comprehension test on Friday. He is also writing a text book called "Mathematics the Kettlebell Way." Stay tuned

PS if you are still having trouble, then post your test minutes and max swing numbers and I will calculate your dice roll numbers for you. But, give it a try first cause I'm not so good at math either

Edited by: SIDSPARK at: 6/2/2008 (09:17)
Plan to succeed. If you really want to win, you have to have a plan and stick to it. You also have to be able to adapt your plan and keep it dynamic. Gotta have a PLAN.

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SIDSPARK Posts: 3,770
6/1/08 5:46 P

WOOH! MATH! OK, LET'S GO FOR IT!

Plan to succeed. If you really want to win, you have to have a plan and stick to it. You also have to be able to adapt your plan and keep it dynamic. Gotta have a PLAN.

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