Subversive Fitness: Day 196 of 360

Kettlebell swing reminder: power and position govern weight.

Day 196 of 360


3 x 5 @ (up to) 70% of 2RM
1 x 10 @ 50-60%
1 x 10 @ 30-40%

Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When the scheme is listed as “3 x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”. Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern weight.


50 Kettlebell “Short swing” @ 60-70% of 5RM
1 minute rest
25 Kettlebell “Short swing” @ 75% + of 5RM
1 minute rest
50 Kettlebell “Short swing” @ (up to) 50% of 5RM

If swinging accurate, challenging percentages, rest will be needed during work sets. Keep it to 3 breaths (:10-:15 sec.) no more than twice.

Kettlebell swing reminder: Power and position govern weight- If we lose our strong hinge, back rounds, or legs fail to snap straight in the “drive” portion of the movement, adjust accordingly and continue safely.

”Short swing” simply denotes a heavy, short-range kettlebell swing with the intent of safely driving as much weight as structurally possible to just below chin height.

And then, quickly:

200 Jumprope

Immediately into 5 aggressive rounds of:

10 Push-up/ Airplane push-up
10 Straight jump

Jump rope is a buy-in, and transitions seamlessly into push-up/ straight jump. No designated rest- focus on breathing and position and stay moving.

Airplane push-up simply begins and end with chest/ hips on the ground and hands off the ground; Maintain tension and position, and push up. If position breaks, elevate as needed and continue.

And finally, “Time under tension”:

Superman hold/ rock

Work to “True” failure (loss of physical positioning) not “Relative” failure (loss of mental endurance). If time in Superman reaches two minutes, you may stop if desired. If time is under two minutes, do it again, and accumulate at least two total minutes.

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