I’ve almost finished my first cycle of the Rite of Passage, in fact next week will finish it out. Then I move up to the 44lb kettlebell. My sister questioned my sanity when I told her.
Fitness Progress Report:
Functional: Increases across the board. Reached my goals so all that’s left is pushups, pressing strength and endurance.
- Pushups are still not up to 51. Considering the gains everywhere else it may be because I started of by pressing the 44lb to failure. Just smoked my shoulders.
- Military Presses with the 44lb kettlebell.
Left: 7 times (5 rep gain) Right: 4 times (3 rep gain)
- One-Rep Max Weight
Left:55lbs (was 40lbs) Right: 50lbs (was 40lbs)
- Snatches. 100 in 5 minutes, maybe 5o at the most would be called as a rep, the rest ‘no-count’ by a RKC. Smoked me. Did it with the 30lb ‘bell.
Let’s look at the difference in the 12 week time frame.
Body Part Before After -/+
Neck 14 14.5 +.5 in
Shoulders 42.25 42.5 +.25
Chest 36.25 36.75 +.5
Waist 30.75 29.75 -1.0
Biceps 12 12 0
Forearms 10.50 10.50 0
Thighs 20.75 20.50 -.25
Calves 13.5 13.25 -.25
Weight 141.4lbs 139.8 -1.5lbs
Body Fat % 12.17% 10.10% -2.07%
Lean Body Mass 124.19lbs 125.68 +1.49lbs
Some size gain, added muscle and fat melting off. Can’t wait to see what the 44lb kettlebell forges when I begin a new cycle.
How I got there
The Rite of Passage from Enter The Kettlebell. And a Primal Diet.
Fats: 130.8 grams (averaged)
Carbs: 131.6 grams (averaged)
Protein: 151.2 grams (averaged)
For more on primal go here.
Now on the suggestion of the RKC Brad Hamilton I saw last week I’m going to add onto my Variety Days. My next Cycle will look the same as the last but with the 44lb kettlebell.
The Variety Days will consist of Planks, Tactical Get-Ups, and Goblet Squats.
And Joint Mobility Drills Daily.