Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Rules

"There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either in or you're out. There's no such thing as life in-between."
- Pat Riley, former NBA player and coach

In an effort to motivate myself and be more consistent in my kettlebell lifting, I’ve decided to set myself a challenge–to lift one million pounds (overhead) by the end of 2013. I started a bit late–on January 15–but better late than never.
I workout with trainers Misty Shearer and Mike Chomitsch at The Foundry, and the federation/organization that sets the standards for our ranks and competitions is the World Kettlebell Club. Hit the links and check it out!

The Rules for My Challenge:
  • Only overhead lifts count–snatches, presses, jerks
  • Swings, cleans, and any warmup lifts don’t count
  • Only dedicated GS workouts count

My Goals:
  • To rank in LongCycle with the 14 kg in March
  • The Foundry Pentathlon competition on May 4
  • The Victoria Kettlebell Classic on May 25–LongCycle with 16 kg
  • The Calgary Festival of Strength in October–LongCycle (weight TBD)
  • The World Kettlebell Championships–LongCycle with 18 kg
  • Maybe a road race or two if I can get my running back up to snuff

Wish me luck.
BTW–the inspiration for this comes from my sister-in-law-to-be, S, who sets herself a challenge every year.
Thanks, S!

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