It's Tuesday, late morning, one week since we left home, five days since arriving in Croatia. The first four days we had pretty nice weather, but we were kind of busy, well, Mark was, as he was the one teaching and leading the first Croatian SFG Instructor Certification course (many pictures and details to come soon).
I say "first" because we've been invited back next year and I couldn't be more thrilled. Of course I'm thrilled to come back, but even more so for the athletes, trainers and coaches in Croatia to have the opportunity to earn their SFG certification, the gold standard of kettlebell training.
"PowerFUL Swing Ladder" (8 minutes). I've shared it here in my blog and it's a routine I lead at most every workshop and guest teaching class. I continued on afterwards, "next door" with 30 more minutes of my own swing workout w/16kg with a dozen rounds of Sinister Swing. Short of 45 minutes of training, but it was enough!
The next day I tried to start early with some GS sets. I had 16kg jerks and snatches to do. I felt as if I had been hit by a bus! My jerk set was a disaster so I had to try and find some sort of redemption! I modified the workout by doing some shorter sets and one last long set with the 12kg (150 jerks, 15rpm, 75/75, 10 min set). On to my snatches...
At that point I put the comp bells away because I knew I had one more swing workout to lead the SFG candidates through just before lunch, another short but "powerful swing" workout.