- I could do a single arm swing and a double arm swing with the same weight and the single arm swing seems easier.
- I've noticed an increase of strength doing the last smidgen of a deadlift. My numbers are down (but that occurred before the 10K swing challenge...heck, that occurred before this blog's existence!).
- Last Saturday I was trying to lock out 275LBS and stalled; I had a decision to make
A). Put it down
B). Power through it.
Typically, attempting B leads to A, however, I pressed through and locked out the lift...in fact, I squeezed out another rep. I attribute the increase to swinging through exhaustion; I've noticed that form has to be very crisp and the feeling of locking out the hips is largely the same in both exercises.
- That said, deadlifting and swinging in the same workout isn't ideal.
- Learning the previous lesson twice is even less ideal :-(
- Another personal best has fallen: Bodyweight + 110LB deadlift is the new mark (previous best was 105).
- Deep-squatting seems to be easier since undertaking this challenge.
- Swinging 85LBS on a t-handle is as hard as it sounds. I don't know what made me want to do 225 reps!
- Single arm swings have really helped with my "sleep shoulder" issue. I've noticed that I am in a lot less pain after swinging (but the first 20 swings or so suck!).
Lindsay, I believe, is right around the 4000 mark up to this point. She tends to break her swings up into sets of 100, even swinging her t-handle on the days she works. Some nights we knock out our swings together...it's become a bonding experience for us! She came home from the gym today and mentioned that she's going to buy a kettlebell (she prefers it to the t-handle). I think my craziness is spreading!