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  1. That would be a thruster!

    That would be a thruster!
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    Good job! I'm working ladders right now with the...

    Good job! I'm working ladders right now with the 24kg in preparation for a run at the SSST later this month. I'm also working heavy swings with the 32kg into my prep on non snatch days to help with...
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    @ Razorburne, Happy to help!

    @ Razorburne, Happy to help!
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    Well you're not too much taller than me and I...

    Well you're not too much taller than me and I have not had a problem. I'm 5' 11" and 182 lbs and it works great for me. Before I bought it I read several reviews that talked about the unit wobbling...
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    I'll second the Ultimate Body Press dip stand....

    I'll second the Ultimate Body Press dip stand. Amazon lists this item too but if you're going to get it buy it directly from the manufacturer, (the above link). Their price is better.
  6. Thread: Pullup PR

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    Hmmm. I might give that a try in a couple of...

    Hmmm. I might give that a try in a couple of weeks. For right now I'm just crawling. :)
  7. Thread: Pullup PR

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    Oh absolutely! It feels fantastic! Now I can't...

    Oh absolutely! It feels fantastic! Now I can't wait to start building some good numbers. My goal before too long is to get to the point where I'm doing weighted pullups. Maybe in the next 12-18...
  8. Thread: Pullup PR

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    Thanks Chris and good going on your progress!

    Thanks Chris and good going on your progress!
  9. Thread: Pullup PR

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    Pullup PR

    I hit a pullup target using todays NY HKC class, (Oct. 20), as my target. I proceeded as if I'd signed up for the course and trained to make the HKC strength test — a minimum of 5 pullups by the...
  10. Very strong Paul! I always find it inspiring to...

    Very strong Paul! I always find it inspiring to watch you pushing your limits. It makes me feel I should be working harder.
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    As I said above to sunstreaker, I'm just training...

    As I said above to sunstreaker, I'm just training for fitness. But having said that I do want to get better at snatching, (among other things), and improve my level of conditioning. My long term goal...
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    Thanks,I might try that scheme out. I'm not going...

    Thanks,I might try that scheme out. I'm not going for the RKC. Just a higher level of conditioning.:)
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    Good time! I'm going to give it another shot next...

    Good time! I'm going to give it another shot next week and I'm hoping to better my time down to just about 4:40. We'll see.
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    Sounds good man. Let me know how it goes.

    Sounds good man. Let me know how it goes.
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    I meant resting at the top. Whenever I've used...

    I meant resting at the top. Whenever I've used that in the past I've always rested just a beat or two before continuing. Putting it down, for me, gives license to take more time. At least I wind up...
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    Actually, I wish I'd thought of that during the...

    Actually, I wish I'd thought of that during the test!:p I'd have rested no more than two deep breaths and my time would have been a little better.
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    Thanks for the tips Faizal! You said: ...

    Thanks for the tips Faizal! You said:



    Right now I have to. I don't think I could go through the full 5 minutes if I fatigue myself during the first 'sets' per arm. But working toward more...
  18. Thanks, and happy birthday Max!

    Thanks, and happy birthday Max!
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    Outstanding MilkManX! I might do a test run a...

    Outstanding MilkManX! I might do a test run a week or two before I attempt the SSST with the 16 or 20kg bell.

    And Mr. Whitley sir, 677
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    Thanks! I want to try a similar scheme when I...

    Thanks! I want to try a similar scheme when I attempt the SSST. My idea is this:

    7-8-9-10-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 = 100 (x 2) for 200 reps

    Eventually I'd like to be able to do these tests with...
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    RKC Snatch test rep scheme - success!

    I'll let you guys know up front that I'm not an RKC and I don't foresee going for it in the future, (no desire to teach). I just do kettlebells and bodyweight stuff to keep fit and stay healthy but I...
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    You mean you don't get to hang around hot girls...

    You mean you don't get to hang around hot girls in sports bras and spandex pants?:(
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    3 per side of hip flexor stretches, (with ham...

    3 per side of hip flexor stretches, (with ham stretches on the 'backswing'), 4 x 5 shoulder dislocates with wooden dowel alternating with prostretch calf stretch each leg, and then 3 x 10 overhead...
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    At Steve Cotter's site ikff (dot) net there are...

    At Steve Cotter's site ikff (dot) net there are some nice t-shirts. Snatch-It and uh. . .Jerk-It. They have a guy in silhouette doing 4 stages of the exercise with the words just beneath it. They...
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    Don't know about Pilates magic circles but on one...

    Don't know about Pilates magic circles but on one of Mike Mahler's DVDs he put his legs over two heavy kettlebells and pressed his heels into the ground to do Janda sit ups. I was doing it this way...
  26. Wait! you mean I can't. . .BOY! Them k-bells are...

    Wait! you mean I can't. . .BOY! Them k-bells are some tough sumbitches!:D

    Ok, Steve. Thanks for the suggestions!
  27. I've been working on getting the OHS for a couple...

    I've been working on getting the OHS for a couple of years now. It's been on and off as I didn't know what would work. Recently I've gained the ability to do the OHS with a dowel and that was after...
  28. You might want to try Jason Ginsburg. He's an...

    You might want to try Jason Ginsburg. He's an RKC-II listed in Brooklyn and it indicates on his info page that he has Kettlebells to borrow and/or purchase. His profile page is here:
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    Check out this video from Ross Enamait: ...

    Check out this video from Ross Enamait:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vfTLXQUZeI
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    Thanks, Josh! All the best in your training as...

    Thanks, Josh! All the best in your training as well.
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