Over the past 2 months I have had 2 goals in mind.
- Get my weight down to 58kg (127.6lbs)
- Get 200 Snatch reps with the 12kg bell in 10 min at the Kettlebell competition in Austin this past weekend.
Excited to say that I achieved goal number 1. It was not quite that hard as I was already at 135 lbs starting on April 1st, but it was something I still had to work towards. (I like to eat :))
As for goal number 2, well that didn’t happen.
Am I upset?
Yes and No.
Yes, because hitting 200 Snatch reps with the 12kg in 10 minutes has be a goal of mine for quite a while.
But no, because not only did I compete in a weight class I have never been able to compete in before but I also still got a PR (personal record) of 178 for my reps while dropping down in the weight class and ONLY training for 2 months. So in short….I’m still pretty happy about this. 🙂
(Here is where I wanted to put the video of my set. Sadly because of some music copyright issues, it won’t let me. It should be fixed and up on here by tomorrow)
Sure, I have been using Kettlebells in my workouts since 2001, but I have not seriously trained in Kettlebell Sport in about 8 months. And just like everything else, once you stop using it, you will lose it. And for any of the other competitions I have competed in, I really didn’t train hard because I was just there to have fun and do the comp.
I decided I wanted to get serious about this competition for a couple of reasons. The first was because, as I have said in previous posts, I didn’t have any goals that I truly wanted to work for. Nothing seemed interesting to me to work towards. And this time around, training for the Kettlebell competition did. And the other reason….well that will be in my next post. (Stay tuned!)
I have a good list of goals now, half-way through 2015 LOL, but I still have them. 50% of them will be with the Kettlebell and 50% will be about vanity. But I will put in 100% of the work to achieve them and that is what it is all about.