The Beast Tamer Challenge.
Between April 2016 and February 2019, I thought about this challenge every day. It was on my mind every time I trained. I’d start thinking about it as I innocently walked past a kettlebell. Then, without warning, it would enter my dreams. Until I conquered this challenge, it was conquering me.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Beast Tamer, it involves three events with a 106 lb kettlebell:
a strict overhead press with no knee bend and minimal side bend
a dead-hang, thumbless pull-up with the kettlebell attached to your waist (and yes, your throat - not the underside of your chin - must touch the bar)
a pistol - otherwise known as a single leg squat - where your hips must break parallel with your knee while you hold the bell.
For those those of us that have a kettlebell problem, it’s fun. Only 70 men had ever completed it under StrongFirst. My goal was to become #71.Read More…