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Two 32kg Kettlebells with different handles

Yep I got two KB’s from different places & they have very different handles. One thick & large.
The other nice & smooth – great for swings. Each has own advantages and I can tolerate using them together.

32 kg kettlebell

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Sauna Niacin & HGH

You know I have trained for 30 years with weights. There are certain things I recognize in my body. Right now without a trace of doubt I am noticing a marked increase in HGH.

My workouts are way less as I have been spending 2-3 hours daily in the sauna.

Well I am leaner & my muscles are bigger & feel lean.

I am not even on the super high niacin doses yet. Today I hit 38 hours of sauna. Still aiming for 100.

More Info: Mercola

sauna & hgh

Niacin HGH

Remember the high dose Niacin is safe because you are sweating & peeing it out on the detox program & it is only used at these dosages for a limited time.

http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/04/10/saunas-hyperthermic-conditioning-2/

Niacin dosing for detox

This image is an example of the dosage requirements for a full on detox

niacin detox

Each session represents 2.7 hours for a 100 hour detox.

At present I am at 36 hours and am using 6x 250 mg or 1.5 gm and drinking 5-6 litres of water for each 2-3 hour sauna.

Most of my saunas are 2 hours in duration. So I dont really need to ramp up the niacin just yet but am having minimal flushing.

I will keep it around this level as I am detoxing from a poisoning & still have minor respiratory symptoms.

At 60 hours I will begin ramping up and keep it equal to this chart which is from Dr Yu’s video.

I also intend to do some ultrasonic fat cavitation around this time so this will definitely help to eliminate what ever toxins remain in my subcutaneous fat.

As for deeper visceral fat I can try infra red & RF. Not much else can be done.

Frankly right now I am vastly improved over before but still have a slight niggly cough – I hope to totally eliminate all vestiges of the chemical bronchitis.

Getting Better Everyday

I am up to 28 hours of sauna detox now. Beginning to ramp up the Niacin which is only giving me a mild flush with 1.2gm.

I drink 5-6 litres of water per two hours in the sauna. Most of my sessions are 2 – 2.5 hours and I take a cold shower every 10-15 minutes to clean off the toxins & cool down.

I am taking calcium/magnesium tablets, multi vitamins, activated charcoal, olive oil & herbal antibiotics.

Next in addition to my regular kettlebell training I will add cardio pulmonary training, jump rope, cycling & running.

Right now I feel pretty good, still have a slight niggling in my lungs but the phlegm is gone, and a mild sore throat does pop up. Compared to a week ago it’s like a miracle.

I can also smell much more polution around town. Its quite disgusting.

Progress with sauna detox

Finally after five full weeks of dreadful chemical bronchitis I have control of the coughing without antibiotics.

I can at last sleep in the evening without 3-4 hours of coughing. Also in the mornings I awaken with no cough.
This is after 22 hours of sauna & heavy niacin dosing & supplementation.

I still intend to do the full 100 hours of sauna detox and am by no means fully well yet. My chest is still infected.

I will remain vulnerable to chest infection until this is fully mended which will still take weeks.

All of this because I breathed in solvent fumes for a few days.

I am taking herbal replacements for antibiotics, echinacea, olive leaf, oregano oil & beta glucan.

I can add a few more things to assist my immune system & negate the phlegm – will add those in coming days.

Also I have used my autogenics to suppress the urge to cough & heal my lungs.

I believe the initial chemical exposure damaged the lining in my bronchial tubes. This is somewhat similar to burning your skin with acid. In turn it becomes vulnerable to infection & becomes itchy.

So a cough is much like an itch – if you keep doing it the wound will not heal.

So the phlegm and infection must be handled at the same time that you reduce the cough. In this way the cycle of chronic illness can be broken.

Fortunately weight training & cardio are good for the condition and my training remains unaffected albeit under far less comfortable circumstances.

Here is some great info on the detox program http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/05/04/detoxification-program.aspx

Chemical Bronchitis Nightmare

I have had this ailment for 5 weeks now. Sick with bronchitis for 5 weeks. The initial chemical exposure was now two months ago.
What a nightmare. I have done 18 hours of detox in the sauna & am taking multiple herbs for the symptoms.

My GP is a total asshole so I ditched him two days ago. The guy is behaving as if I just made it all up to get off work. I got a chest x-ray but that will only confirm there is nothing worse wrong. Bronchitis usually doesn’t show in an x-ray.

Probably there is some tiny area of bronchial tube with a minor surface wound causing this whole thing.

Meanwhile I go to bed at night & cough for 3-4 hours.

Detox Update

The paint manufacturer tells me the product does not contain isocyanate. To be more accurate that is what the firms technical rep (salesman) says so it is dubious information.

The datasheet does not say either way but I know a couple of the chemicals are manufactured from & often contain isocyanate.

Here is the datasheet carbogard 504

Here is the product safety sheet Carbogard Safety Sheet

You may notice certain information in the Safety sheet is omited from the product sheet.

Primary threat to life from ingestion and/or inhalation, is respiratory failure.

Regardless of the isocyanate the fumes definitely contained formaldehyde & xylene plus a dozen or so other chemicals.

Equally as bad as isocyanates.

I need to do 100 hours of sauna. Up to 7 hours so far & will go hard this afternoon. Took a break from it yesterday.

Detox off to a good start

I am starting my own detox program. Figure I am smart enough to do it myself. The program is pretty much the same as the Dianetics purification detox – but I am definitely not into Dianetics I assure you.

It’s just a sauna program with heavy supplementation basically.

Now I have cured myself of drug & alcohol addiction as a teen & got serious iron overload cleaned up six years back so I am not a stranger to toxic overload and detoxification.

I am on day three and am slowly building up the supplement levels & the duration in the sauna. I plan to get some near infrared lamps & make a cheap home sauna but for now am using the dry sauna at a local swimming pool.

I felt like dynamite after today’s session, although very red from Niacin. I swear I felt 20 years old coming out of there.

I will update the blog with my progress. Proof it’s worked for me will be elimination of the chemical bronchitis caused by my isocyanate exposure. But of course the benefits will be much greater than that.

Isocyanate Poisoning

I got hit at work with Isocyanate Fumes.

chemical

Pretty bad. I had to paint an 11 story elevator shaft for two days. End of the second day I got home & coughed violently for five hours. Deep coughing like whooping cough & Bronchitis combined.

I worked for a further month with some trepidation & finally quit 3 weeks back hoping for any symptoms to disappear with cessation of contact with the chemicals.

Unfortunately last week I came down with the worst bronchitis I have had in 30 years when I used to chain smoke reefer as a teen.

I have been coughing up stuff like yoghurt. Coughing in violent uncontrollable fits.

I am poisoned.

poison

Basically for isocyanate poisoning there is no medical cure or antidote. Remember the Bhopal disater of the 80’s?

That was Isocyanate – killed thousands. I could have died too or at least ended up in A&E had I worked another day with this stuff.

I now have only two options.

1. Hardcore detoxification. Fortunately the shit is stored in body fat & can be removed via sauna therapy & heavy sweating.

2. Intensive Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Running, breathing training, lung expansion. To the max.

That’s all I can do – train & rehab my ass off. I am as sick as fuck right now & frankly a bit scared that this may not go away.

The only silver lining is that if I can rehabilitate from this & come right in 2-3 months I will become a much better cardio-vascular athlete in the process.

That which does not kill me – makes me stronger!

Kettlebell Long Cycle Training Program

This is a great program – actually very difficult.

I personally find the KB long cycle to be the hardest of all weight training exercises.

I found this info on another site EliteFTS.com

PDF On Scribd Six week long cycle program

Six-Week Long Cycle Program

Week 1

Workout #1

Warm up: Long cycle, 1 X 16 kg X 10; 2 X 24 kg X 10; 2 X 32 kg X 5 X 3 sets
Long cycle, 2 X 24 kg: 10 X 10 (rest 1:00 to 1:30 between sets), total 100 reps
Barbell squat, 60% X 8 X 4 (rest 3:00 between sets)
Barbell deadlift, 60% X 8 X 4 (rest 3:00 between sets)

Workout #2

Warm up: Clean, 2 X 16 kg X 10, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 2 X 32 kg X 10
Clean, 2 X 24 kg X 20 X 8 sets (rest 2:00 between sets), total 160 reps
Jerk, 2 X 24 kg X 15 X 4 sets (rest 2:00 between sets)
Barbell jump squat, 50% X 15 X 4 sets (rest 2:00 between sets)

Workout # 3

Warm up: Long cycle, 1 X 16 kg X 10, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 2 X 32 kg X 5 X 3 sets
Long cycle, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 35 (rest 1:00 between sets), rest 5:00 then 2 X 24 kg X20
Jerk squat, 2 X 24 kg X 40
Kettlebell deadlift, 2 X 24 kg X 40

Week 2

Workout #4

Warm up: Long cycle, 2 X 16 kg X 15, 2 X 20 kg X 15, 2 X 32 kg X 5, 6, 7
Long cycle, 2 X 24 kg X 15 X 8 sets (rest 2:00 between sets), total 120 reps
Barbell squat, 65% X 8 X 4 sets (rest 3:00 between sets)
Barbell deadlift, 65% X 8 X 4 sets (rest 3:00 between sets)

Workout #5

Warm up: Clean, 2 X 16 kg X 10, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 2 X 32 kg X 10
Clean, 2 X 24 kg X 30 X 6 sets (rest 2:00 between sets), total 180 reps
Jerk, 2 X 24 kg X 20 X 3 sets (rest 2:00 between sets)
Barbell jump squat, 60% X 15 X 4 sets (rest 2:00 between sets)

Workout #6

Warm up: Long cycle, 1 X 16 kg X 10, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 2 X 32 kg X 5 X 3 sets
Long cycle, 2 X 24 kg X 20 X 6 sets (rest 2:30 between sets), total 120 reps
Jerk squat, 2 X 24 kg X 55
Kettlebell deadlift, 2 X 24 kg X 55

WEEK 3

Workout #7

Warm up: Long cycle, 2 X 16 kg X 15, 2 X 20 kg X 15, 2 X 32 kg X 6, 7, 8
Long cycle , 2 X 24 kg X 20 X 6 sets (rest 2:30 between sets), total 120 reps
Barbell squat, 70% X 8 X 4 sets (rest 3:00 between sets)
Barbell deadlift, 70% X 8 X 4 sets (rest 3:00 between sets)

Workout #8

Warm up: 2 X 16 kg X 10, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 2 X 32 kg X 10
Clean, 2 X 24 kg X 35 X 4 sets (rest 2:00 between sets), total 140 reps
Jerk, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 30, 20, 10 (rest 2:00 between sets)
Barbell jump squats, 70% X 15 X 4 sets (rest 2:00 between sets)

Workout #9

Warm up: Long cycle, 1 X 16 kg X 10, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 2 X 32 kg X 5 X 3 sets
Long cycle, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 55, 20 (rest 1:00 between sets); rest 5:00 2 X 28 kg X 25
Jerk squat, 2 X 24 kg X 65
Kettlebell deadlift, 2 X 24 kg X 65

WEEK 4

Workout #10

Warm up: Long cycle, 2 X16 kg X 10, 2 X 20 kg X 15, 2 X 32 kg X 7, 8, 9
Long cycle, 2 X 24 kg X 25 X 5 sets (rest 3:00 between sets), total 125 reps
Barbell squat, 75% X 8 X 4 sets (rest 3:00 between sets)
Barbell deadlift, 75% X 8 X 4 sets (rest 3:00 between sets)

Workout #11

Warm up: Clean, 2 X 16 kg X 10, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 2 X 32 kg X 10
Clean, 2 X 24 kg X 40 X 3 sets (rest 2:00 between sets), total 120 reps
Jerk, 2 X 24 kg X 30 X 2 sets (rest 2:00 between sets)
Barbell jump squat, 70% X 15 X 4 sets (rest 2:00 between sets)

Workout #12

Warm up: Long cycle, 2 X 16 kg X 10, 60, 20 (rest 1:00 between sets), rest 5:00 2 X
20 kg X 50 reps
Jerk squat, 2 X 24 kg X 70
Kettlebell deadlift, 2 X 24 kg X 70

WEEK 5

Workout #13

Warm up: 2 X 16 kg X 15, 2 X 20 kg X 15, 2 X 32 kg X 8, 9, 10
Long cycle, 2 X 24 kg X 30 X 3 sets (rest 3:30 between sets), total 90 reps
Barbell squat, 80% X 8 X 4 sets (rest 3:00 between sets)
Barbell deadlift, 80% X 8 X 4 sets (rest 3:00 between sets)

Workout #14

Warm up: Clean, 2 X 16 kg X 10, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 2 X 32 kg X 10
Clean, 2 X 24 kg X 70
Jerk, 2 X 24 kg X 50
Barbell jump squat, 80% X 15 X 4 sets (rest 2:00 between sets)

Workout #15

Warm up: Clean, 2 X 16 kg X 10, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 2 X 32 kg X 10
Long cycle, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 40 (rest 1:00 between sets), rest 5:00 long cycle, 2 X 20kg X 60
Jerk squat, 2 X 24 kg X 80
Kettlebell deadlift, 2 X 24 kg X 80

WEEK 6

*Deload and test week
Workout #16
Warm up: 2 X 16 kg X 15, 2 X 20 kg X 15
Long cycle: 2 X 24 kg X 20

Workout #17

Warm up: 2 X 16 kg X 15, 2 X 20 kg X 15
Long cycle: 2 X 24 kg X 15
Snatch: 24 kg X 15/15

Workout #18 Test day

Warm up: Your choice today
Long cycle: 2 X 24 kg X 80–90% of your max rep goal (example 100 reps)

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Weekly Long Cycle Training Program

This program is an example of a four-day training program that varies intensity and weight to create a wave pattern. You can also incorporate accessory work to improve weaknesses similar to the first program including barbell jump squats, dumbbell cleans, squats, deadlifts and heavy overhead jerks.

Day #1

2 X 24 kg X 10, 2 X 28 kg X 10, 2 X 32 kg X 10, 2 X 20 kg X 10, 2 X 24 kg X 10, 2 X 28 kg X 10, 2 X 32 kg X 10

Day #2

2 X 28 kg X 10, 15, 20, 25, 30

Day #3

2 X 32 kg X 10, 15, 20, 25, 20, 15, 10

Day #4

2 X 24 kg X 30, 25, 20, 15, 10

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…And from breakingmuscle.com

There are three core styles of training: competition style, repeats, and intervals.

Competition Style

One training set, ranging five to eight minutes, at a consistent or varied pace.

Example: Long Cycle: 32+32kg / 7:00 / 42 reps (6 reps per minute)
Here’s a quick guide to the notation:

Event: Kettlebell Weight / Time / Total Repetitions (Pace)

Event: Long cycle (clean and jerk)

Kettlebell weight: 32+32kg = two 32kg (70 lbs) kettlebells (This is an international sport – we use kilograms)
Time: 7:00 minutes

Total repetitions / pace: 42 reps @ 6 reps per minute

Repeats

Two or three sets of equal duration (between two to five minutes), with an unspecified rest period allowing the athlete
to fully recover. Total training time should be close to ten minutes.

Example 1: 3 sets of long cycle: 32+32kg / 3:00 / 21 reps (7 reps per minute) – rest 5 to 8 minutes between sets as needed

Example 2: 2 sets of long cycle: 28+28kg / 4:00 / 36 reps (9 reps per minute) – rest 4 to 7 minutes between sets as needed

Intervals

Five to ten sets of equal duration adding up to ten minutes of total training time with a specified rest period. These
high-intensity sets are typically at or close to anaerobic exercise.

Example 1: 10 sets of long cycle: 32+32kg / 1:00 / 8 reps – rest 1 minute between each set

Example 2: 5 sets of long cycle: 32+32kg / 2:00 / 15 reps (7-8 reps per minute) – rest 2 minutes between each set

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How to Combine Styles of Kettlebell Sport Training

Just like in other endurance sports, the athlete’s result in each particular style of training is a good indicator of how
well he or she will perform in competition without actually going the full distance. For example, marathon runners may
typically run only up to twenty miles in training (only!), feeling confident they can finish the race from that point.
Similarly, it’s rare to go the full ten minutes with competition weight and pace in kettlebell sport training as such an
intense ef f ort would require an extended period of recovery. Additionally, these different training methods expose the
athlete’s strengths or weaknesses. For example, an athlete who struggles with grip will have difficulties in
competition-style sets.

Of course, these are not the only training methods used and it’s common to see a variety of times, weights, and paces
implemented in any given workout depending on the athlete’s needs and goals.
In terms of frequency, three to f our sessions per week are recommended. But it’s important that the athlete and
coach remain flexible and sensitive to external stressors that could affect training.

Assistance Work for Kettlebell Sport

It can’t be all kettle all the time. Well, it doesn’t have to be and it’s nice to take a break and work with a barbell every
now and then. While different coaches have different methodologies f or their assistance work, one thing remains fairly
consistent: high reps.

For lower body, squats and deadlifts are still top choices. Lighter weights and higher reps are favorable to build the
muscular endurance specific to kettlebell sport. Yes, it’s awesome if you can deadlift 400 pounds, but that kind of
strength doesn’t necessarily translate to more reps in the kettlebell snatch. Powerlifting requires different techniques
and constant tension whereas the kettlebell sport athlete should focus on finding ways to relax.

Overhead press, bench press, pushups, dips, and pull ups are all great upper body exercise choices. But again, these
movements might be adapted to better suit the goals of kettlebell sport. For example, using a close-grip hand position
for the barbell movements to mimic the overhead position.

Lastly, there’s good ol’ fashioned cardio. Kettlebell sport is a unique endurance sport and traditional long slow distance
(LSD) training is definitely a staple to build a strong aerobic base. So whether it’s running, cycling, swimming, rowing, or
cross-country skiing, you need to do LSD.

How these exercises are implemented will depend largely on the athlete’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as where
he or she is in the training cycle. So what lifters do after their main training sets when they are eight weeks out f rom
competition will be vastly dif f erent f rom when they are just two weeks out.

Typical Kettlebell Sport Training Week

Putting it all together, here’s what a typical training week might look like f or someone competing in long cycle with
two kettlebells:

Monday: Long cycle sets, upper body assistance work
Tuesday: Running, 3-5 miles at moderate pace (optional)
Wednesday: Long cycle sets, lower body assistance work
Thursday: Running, 3-5 miles at moderate pace (optional)
Friday: Long cycle sets, circuit training (various exercises, 10-15 minutes total)
Saturday: Running, 5-7 miles at easy pace (optional)
Sunday: Rest, yoga/mobility work

General Program Guidelines

Warm up: Light aerobic warm up (e.g. jogging/rowing) f or 3-5 minutes, mobility work, and warm up sets with
lighter kettlebells

Rest no more than 5-10 minutes between your final training set and your assistance work.

Equipment Needed

Kettlebells: Primary/competition weight, primary weight -2, -4, -8kg
Pull up bar (optional)
Barbell and weight plates (optional)

Long Cycle (2 Kettlebells)

LC Repeats: 3 mins x 3 sets (4-5′ rest)
(1) Comp Weight @ Comp Pace +1 e.g. 24kg @ 8rpm
(2) Comp Weight -4kg @ Comp Pace +2rpm e.g. 20kg @ 9rpm
(3) Comp Weight – 8kg @ Comp Pace +3-4rpm e.g. 16kg @ 10-11rpm

(1) Overhead press: 3 sets x 20 reps
(2) Pull ups: 4 sets x 7-10 reps
-or- Pull downs (banded, machine): 3 sets x 15 reps
(3) Dips: 3 sets x 10-15 reps
(4) Shrugs: 3 sets x 20 reps

Long Cycle (1 Kettlebell)

LC Repeats: 3 mins x 3 sets (4-5′ rest)
(1) Comp Weight @ Comp Pace +2rpm e.g. 16kg @ 10rpm
(2) Comp Weight @ Comp Pace +2rpm e.g. 16kg @ 10rpm
(3) Comp Weight @ Comp Pace +2rpm e.g. 16kg @ 10rpm

Lower Body Weight Training

(1) Jump Squats: 3 sets x 20 reps
(2) Partial Deadlifts: 3 sets x 20 reps
(3) Hyperextensions: 3 sets x 20 reps
(4) Hanging Leg Raises: 3 sets x 10-20 reps

Week 1 Day 2

Long Cycle (2 Kettlebells)

LC Comp Style: 5 mins
Comp Weight @ Comp Pace -1-2rpm
e.g. 24kg @ 5-6rpm

(1) Jump Squats: 3 sets x 20 reps
(2) Partial Deadlifts: 3 sets x 20 reps
(3) Hyperextensions: 3 sets x 20 reps
(4) Hanging Leg Raises: 3 sets x 10-20 reps

Long Cycle (1 Kettlebell)

LC Comp Style: 5 mins (2:30″ R/L)
(1) Comp Weight +2-4kg @ Comp Pace -1-2rpm
e.g. 18kg @ 7rpm // 20kg @ 6rpm
1m each exercise // 1-2 rounds (0-60 sec rest)

(1) KB Jump Squats
(2) Pushups
(3) KB Deadlift
(4) Alternating OH KB Press
(5) KB High Pull
(6) Burpees
(7) KB Russian Twist

Week 1 Day 3

Long Cycle (2 Kettlebells)

LC Intervals: 1 min x 10 sets (1′ rest)
Comp Weight @ Comp Pace +2rpm e.g. 24kg @ 9rpm

Aerobic HR Zone: 20-30 minutes
Run, row, swim, bike, etc.

Long Cycle (1 Kettlebell)

LC Intervals: 1 mins x 10 sets (1′ rest) / 5R + 5L
(1) Comp Weight @ Comp Pace +2-4rpm e.g. 16kg @ 10-12rpm

Aerobic HR Zone: 20-30 minutes
Run, row, swim, bike, etc.

Check out https://breakingmuscle.com/coaches/chris-doenlen for more information

There is an excel file on that site with the full six week program

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