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1/4/09 7:50 A

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Sure! Looks good!

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1/4/09 2:55 A

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no, I'm pretty limited by my arm strength right now, but wasn't sure how to do it--would I have to do it like: clean, swing, switch hands, swing, clean, swing, switch hands, swing, then rinse/repeat while adding cleans on each arm? (other wording would be: clean, alternating arm swing, clean, alternating arm swing)

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1/4/09 2:23 A

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If Cleans are a good challenge for you, than sure, do them in ladders. Use what works for you, and enjoy!

If you find that you ripping out high reps, then ladders don't really make sense, and so using them in ballistics is much more sensible.

Choice is yours! Enjoy!

Darren

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1/4/09 2:10 A

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Don't think I'll reach those goals, but who knows unless I try. I'm going to join up on ladders and ballistics. Humm...can cleans count as both--as in, would you use ladders with cleans?

anyway, I'm planning on ladders of presses and then cleans and two-arm swings for the ballistics.

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1/3/09 12:57 A

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Great to see new people posting and great explanation, Dawn. I also have a blog for using ladders here:

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I hope it helps, as it really is such a great training tool. Cheers to you all for taking these challenges seriously. Now, off to achieve mine!!!

Darren

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1/2/09 11:59 P

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now that sounds challenging! humm...maybe with my presses, that would help. It's still a bit hard to hold the weight for long.

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1/2/09 11:56 P

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A ladder is either going up or going down such as

Using the 1 arm swing as example going up the ladder would be 1 arm swing on the right arm, switch, 1 swing with left aRM. Switch 2 swings on right arm, switch, 2 swings with the left arm, switch 3 switch 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, then its 5,5, 4,4, 3,3, 2,2, 1,1.

Going down the ladder would be you start with the biggest number and work down, then go back up. So it would be 5 on right, 5 on left, 4 on right, 4 on left, 3,3,2,2,1,1, 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5.

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Edited by: DMHAMMY at: 1/2/2009 (23:58)
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1/2/09 2:26 P

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I'm not usually one to post, but figured this could be one of my own personal challenge goals emoticon

I too am unsure what "ladders" are, so any information would be helpful.

I'm shooting for 2000 minutes of a Kettlebell DVD as well as 500 minutes of ballistics a month.

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1/2/09 1:58 P

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so, um, I might need a bit of help understanding this. What is ladders? Also, on "get ups", is that like the Turkish get up (that's the only one I've seen thanks to my Iron Core/Go Fit starter DVD)?

Right now, I'm starting on two-arm swings, cleans, presses, and squats. Do presses and squats count on the ballistics or not? (they don't seem as ballistic to me as the swings, so wasn't sure.)

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1/1/09 10:44 A

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OK, I am back in action and going to build up my consistency and strength again. I am sorry to have been away so long, but please forgive and forget.

So, I joined ALL 5 challenges to get going and I hope to see some of you at it. This is just what I need because I am a tad competitive, so I want to have some resistance to push me onwards. I like having goals, checking off boxes, watching numbers mount higher and kicking butt, so bring it on!

Here we go again! emoticon

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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1/1/09 2:41 A

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope last year saw you closer to your goals than further away. 2009 is going to be even better, and through discussion on the forum, I've come up with what I hope will be our most successful challenges to date.

I've made them all about kettlebells and flexible enough that you can record your progress, regardless on your experience level, or what workout you follow, be it your own program, Pavel's basic and advanced workouts, challenging each other (thanks for the idea Dawn) or your favourite DVD. The choice is yours; all you have to do is challenge yourself and record down below! Gambate everyone!

Examples of challenges are listed below and can be found at the bottom of The Kettlebell Challenge Team Page. Your challenge is to today, sign up for at least one challenge and record your scores. Use this as a chance to get the year started right and make this team a winner by inspiring yourself and others through 2009. Gambate everyone!

Kettlebell DVD 2,000 Minutes per month 0 / 2,000 (0%) Track Goal

Anything Ladders 1,000 Reps per month 0 / 1,000 (0%) Track Goal

Ballistics: Swings, High Pulls, Snatches, Cleans, etc. 500 Minutes per month 0 / 500 (0%) Track Goal

Get Ups 500 Minutes per month 0 / 500 (0%) Track Goal

I Challenge you to... 50 Points per challenge per month 0 / team goal not defined Track Goal



Darren

Powerful dragons are not found in shallow waters.

It's not the level of your intensity that counts; it's how long you can sustain it.

Argue for your limitations, and they're yours. --Richard Bach

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