Gauntlet day 10

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    Gauntlet day 10

    Hello! I've been working with Kettlebells on and off for the last 5 years or so, and I really am enjoying the Gauntlet program. It's hitting just the right difficulty for me (though I have to switch bell sizes for, say, bicep curls vs swings or deadlifts or rows). That said, the "red" day 5 was challenging but great, I thought I may have to quit but didn't. Day 10, though... 50 TGUs is a LOT, right? Am I just off on that? The scaling from 0 TGUs through the program to that point to doing 5 sets of 10 seems like a bit much. Is it just me? I'm using my lighter bell (35 lbs) to help with my endurance, but I'm not sure I have that day in me just yet. What's better - lowering the reps? Lowering the sets? Doing the TGUs with no bell? Spending 2 sessions or 2 days on that particular workout?

    #2
    I chose a very light kettlebell (8 kg) and I did the 50 reps and I will do the same tomorrow which is 70
    In this way I was able to follow the program without cheating but I agree that there are so many TGUs
    I took it as a challenge but I had given myself the possibility in case of problems to do fewer repetitions.

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      #3
      I'm on my second run through the Gauntlet and I'm hoping those TGU will be easier. I started off mostly using an 18lb kettlebell to get used to most of the workouts since this is my first time doing kettlebells. I switched to my 36lb for a lot of the workouts, but the TGUs took awhile to get the form down and combined with the rest of the set, wore me out! Day 30 was real rough with 14! I did not finish my last set, but I pushed myself to failure. I feel you should do whatever you need to to get through the workout. Lower the weight if you can't get the complete sets and reps in. I'm hoping I can use the 35lb all the workouts this time around, but I still feel it's a little uneven using the same weight all the way through.

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        #4
        you are not the only one who had problems with the turkish getup's. That was a tough workout, but I felt great afterwards.

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          #5
          I ended up dropping the weight twice just to make the reps, and I was exhausted.
          I started with a 35# bell, made it for maybe two reps on each side, then dropped down to a 25# bell for a couple sets, and had to finish with a 15# bell for the last couple of sets.
          Really simple looking sinister workout.

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            #6
            The Turkish getup is a very technical lift, and requires a lot of practice.

            With this in mind, you wouldn't be able to do it with the same weight you would a deadlift, or even a goblet squat.

            As the other excellent comments have pointed out, you will have to use lighter weight than you're used to.

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