Monday, February 16, 2009

22 Days and 9 Bent Presses Later

It's been 22 days since I attended the Grip-n-Rip seminar put on by Brad Nelson and Adam Glass in St. Paul. I've set some goals, and I've worked my butt off. I've focused every training session, and I've backed off when my body said "Stop." What have I gotten for my work?

9 Bent Presses with a 24 kg (53 lb.) kettlebell

You will recall that three weeks ago I was celebrating my ONE 24 kg bent press at the Grip-n-Rip seminar. I posted the video of my girlie giddiness at pressing that massive ball of cast iron.

Can you imagine my shear bliss today when I did 6 on the right - 2 at a time, no less - and 3 on my left? It was all I could do to not yell out a big "Oh Yeah!" right there at the gym.

I have NEVER made this kind of strength gain in such a short period of time. What made the difference?
Believing in myself.

Where did these come from? Me, of course; however, I wouldn't have found them had I not attended Grip-n-Rip.

There have been 4 turning points in my journey of growing stronger:
1. Finding kettlebells.
2. Finding and training with Brad Nelson.
3. Becoming an RKC.
4. Attending Grip-n-Rip.

It has been that important.

If you can, sign up for the next Grip-n-Rip: April 5 in St. Paul, MN at Brad's training facility Kinetic Edge. The price is a steal for 7 hours of individual training from Adam and Brad!! Contact Brad Nelson at for more info or to register.

You won't be sorry!


Sandy Sommer, RKC said...

Very nice Amy. I haven't become very proficient in bent presses yet but it's on my list:)

Tara Robertson said...

That's so great! 24kg!!!! Impressive work, love that you are sharing the process and can't wait to read more about your evolution. :)