Sunday, March 8, 2009

Double Press 16KG Kettlebell

Whether because I have little imagination or for some other reason, I have never contemplated double presses. I saw Jordan Vezina, RKC do it and I wanted to check it out for myself. Please feel free to comment!

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6 Comments:

At March 8, 2009 at 7:57 AM , OpenID kettlebelling said...

Hi Sandy, that's nice power, and you keep a nice body form when pressing it too. Have a look at this video though - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-149yKIf7M - One of the PTs from my gym was on this training course with Steve Cotter last month and saw him do it! I'm sure you'll have seen Cotter before, there's loads of his stuff on youtube/web.

dave

 
At March 8, 2009 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Sandy Sommer, RKC said...

I have seen that! One thing I've learned from the RKC is that the relationship between risk and reward must be inline. I used double 16 kg to measure my progress without any real risk. Now I need to add a 32 KG Kettlebell to my arsenal. Biggest I have is 28 KG.

 
At March 8, 2009 at 8:15 AM , OpenID kettlebelling said...

I have seen him lift six, three in each hand, but he didn't press them. Know what you mean about risk and reward, though. In maths it's called a utility function - it's not about the actual odds or probability of screwing up, it's about weighing up the consequences of getting it wrong. I have two 16kg bells now, and I can lift them in one hand, but as they are competition bells rather than cast bells, they are bigger and thus more awkward to handle in this way. I've used them this way for weighted squats, and similar, but I don't think I'll be raising them above my head any time soon. I plan on buying a 24kg soon; i did have a play with a 32kg, but it's just too heavy for me right now to be particularly useful. I may even end up with a 28kg like you en route to the 32kg. Hopefully :)
Hope you're having a good Sunday.

dave

 
At March 8, 2009 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Jordan Vezina said...

Good work Sandy. I think the double bell pressing really forces strict form whereas it's easy for your form to go south pressing out one bell. Your comment about risk vs. relationship was right on the money, that's why I stopped bent pressing double bells.
For now.

 
At March 8, 2009 at 1:36 PM , OpenID mstehle said...

Nice work Sandy! Must be the T-shirt

 
At March 8, 2009 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Sandy Sommer, RKC said...

I'd say it definitely is the Shirt. I plan on heading up to see you sometime this Spring/Summer.

Will Williams is coming here soon and I'm going to Pittsburgh to see Brett Jones in a week or so.

 

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