Today I had the pleasure of spending time with and training with a great strength coach by the name of Steve Cotter. www.fullkontact.com We spent about an hour and half talking life, principles, kettlebells and philosophies. He is a brilliant man and a true warrior heart/spirit. I have much respect for him and it was a great pleasure to share time together.
So the workout was Clean and jerks for me and just double Jerks, GS style for Steve...a true mutant in every sense of the word, but to give him his true just due, a man with a strong mind, body and spirit, a modern day warrior who could have thrived in many eras.
Clean and Jerk 1 kb warm-up
2kb Work sets (a first for me, so a PR)
32/8x1 (1 minute timed set. If this would have been a 10 minute test I would have averaged around 3 to 4 per minute...however, I that would be with me setting the bells down).
45kg/5x1 (just a max set to get used to the position of the rack with such a big bell)
45kg/2x1 (wow, this was tough...my form on my left side was terrible so I am not too happy...but I made up for it with my right side.)
Overall, I am happy with the work. I tried some new things and attempted to learn GS style, which I realized is a true technical skill. I think I have much room too grow and working wtih Steve I am an even more humbled man. He did 10 jerks per side with the 122# bell, impressive...after his work sets.
thank you Steve Cotter for you time, you truly are a great man and I know you will continue to achieve great things in life!
Tomorrow on a plane to Philly, with the next stop Friday morning at Steve Maxwell's www.maxercise.com