(Photo: Learn the hard way.)
3 x 3 @ 85-90% of 2RM
3 x 5 @ 75%
Kettlebell back squat (single):
1 x 9L, 9R @ minimum 1/2 BW
Double kettlebell squat:
1 x 15 @ (up to) 1/2 BW (total)
If barbell sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “3 x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”. Break kettlebell sets into no less than 3 reps, and work hard to stay at/ above noted weights. Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern weight, regardless of implement.
If positional/ transitional details of the kettlebell back squat are new/ foreign/ clunky, please reference the videos linked at movement, pay the fuck attention, and make progress.
Short, specific rest (3 breaths/ no more than :15 sec), no more than five times. Change the direction you’re facing, walk a few steps and move again, throw a burpee in there… Strategize intelligently, move efficiently, and get it done. No wiggling, no wandering.
And then, “Time under tension”:
Hollow rock: Take short rest as needed, and accept no sub-standard reps
Airdyne: Cool-down pace should look like 30-40% of max RPM.
Reminder! (Almost) all movements referenced above are demonstrated and noted on our Movement Library. Please use them to your advantage! No guessing!