Viking Strength Practice Pressing Two Kettlebells in One Hand
Kenneth Jay, Senior RKC, recommends pressing two kettlebells together in one hand as a way to simulate a heavier kettlebell. The Viking Warrior Strength and Conditioning program requires low volume and high volume raw strength training as well as killer conditioning.
My inventory leaps from 28 KG kettlebell to a 40 and I'm not able to press the Bulldog yet. Working on it. And I will get it. I keep making progress in my conditioning as well as my strength.
The way that KJ recommends that we use two bells in one hand is to safely rack the bells together from dead. The smaller bell should have the larger bell resting on top once you have the kettlebells racked for pressing. It's a bit tricky and is best done outside. Always be safe with kettlebells and be aware of your environment. You don't want to get hurt.
Once the bells are racked you really have no choice but to execute the lift with proper RKC form. If your form goes in the toilet then you will lose the kettlebells at best.
Today I did 3 ladders of 3 rungs with the 12 and 16 kettlebell. That simulates a level of resistance similar to a 32 KG kettlebell. So 36 reps total. Low volume strength work.
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Sandy Sommer, RKC