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Date: 2024-01-07
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Unlikely that this goes anywhere but we'll see.

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    5 Goblet Squats
    5 Hip Bridges
    10 Halos
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    90/90 Stretch
    QL Straddle
    Hang

January, 7 2024

Weight: 189.2 lbs

    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up

I tried to do a turkish get up with the kettlebell and ran into all sorts of problems. I remember being able to do it immediately before but I've really let myself go now! My core was garbage and my shoulder definitely wasn't strong enough to stabilize the weight. It was humbling to put the weight back down without doing much. I then found a video online that showed the form with a shoe balanced on the fist.I did the get ups with just a closed fist now so I could practice the movement. I'm going to try it with something balanced on my fist and then move to the kettlebell once I built myself up a bit.

January 8, 2024

Weight: 186.0 lbs

    5 Goblet Squats
    5 Hip Bridges
    10 Halos
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    90/90 Stretch
    QL Straddle
    Hang

The goblet squats were tough. I have the flexibility to get into a squat position but it's not often that I sit in it or pry myself open.Doing 100 reps is way more work. I also started doing 1 handed swings as that was what the program in the book described.

The rest at the top on the float makes way more sense now. It was described in the book but I'm feeling it now.

The Get Ups are still unweighted for now.

The get up flows from a heavy weight and trying to lift it while having it locked out hanging from your face. The form follows the function. It's a familiar feeling to programming and feeling that a piece of code just feels right. It got some innate structure that matches the problem well. Probably similar to how dancers or singers feel when they do something just right.

January 9th

Weight: 187.2 lbs

    5 Goblet Squats
    5 Hip Bridges
    10 Halos
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    90/90 Stretch
    QL Straddle
    Hang

The kettlebell hike is a pretty natural movement. Calling it a hike I can imagine is difficult for some people to understand though.My callouses are getting bigger pretty quickly now. I'll need to smooth them out for sure. It makes sense now why it kept coming up in the book.

Grip is also being pretty heavily worked. I have definitely gotten weaker.

Still can't do a turkish get up. I tried with weight and it was bad. My core strength is terrible and my balance is worse.

January 10th

Weight: 187.2 lbs

    5 Goblet Squats
    5 Hip Bridges
    10 Halos
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    10 Swings
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    2 Turkish Get Up
    90/90 Stretch
    QL Straddle
    Hang

A two hand day.After the 2 one hand days, the two hand day feels so controlled. Damn.

I'm not really following the core of the book though. The no phone rule has been ignored. I've been using my PC and I'm still reading random stuff. Not focused on just the training session.

The get ups are still difficult. I think doing them unweighted or even with a shoe doesn't do much for me. I can muscle through it. I need enough weight to force me to use the correct form.

I think I need to get a lighter kettlebell. I might be able to try with a 25lb plate as I have that already.

January 11th

Weight: 186.0 lbs

    5 Goblet Squats
    5 Hip Bridges
    10 Halos
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings
    10 L Swings
    10 R Swings

[-] 2 Turkish Get Up[-] 2 Turkish Get Up[-] 2 Turkish Get Up[-] 2 Turkish Get Up[-] 2 Turkish Get Up

    90/90 Stretch
    QL Straddle
    Hang

I skipped turkish get ups today. I think it's going to be better to focus on the first part which is to hold the damn kettlebell against my forearm. I've done some pressing with that position so hopefully the movement becomes more natural.

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