I was looking through the Dragon Door forums the other day and noticed that Josef is Sots pressing 1/2 his body weight. Pretty impressive! He called for others to post their Sots presses. I posted my Sots press pistol style with a 12kg from six months ago.
Pressing has never been a strong point for me... in fact I only learned how to bench press a few months ago. Lucky for me, my training partner is Maura Shuttleworth... National Bench Press champion in the 105lb class. Mark Reifkind, who is also a champion bench presser has been giving me some long distance coaching.
Since I have also taken up powerlifting, squat seams to be my best lift in so far as form. Deadlift has the most potential.... my form needs a lot of work, but I am still managing to pull some decent numbers. Bench press is so new to me that I can only get better! So, what does this have to do with Sots?
I have noticed something interesting... I haven't been training OH kettlebell presses much lately... however, suddenly I can press the 20kg on both the left and right for 2 reps. Last I checked I could only press it once on the right side. Another thing... I can Sots press double 16kg's... a couple months ago the best I could do was double 12kg's. I haven't been training Sots presses.
Any way... just an interesting discovery. Maybe it is carry over from powerlifting, maybe I am finally learning total body tension, or maybe it is the 6 extra pounds I weigh. LOL! Probably a little of everything. Here is my double Sots for your viewing pleasure.
Sots Press, Double 16kg Kettlebells
I'm wearing my Tracy Rif Shirt for Strength!
Snatches on the minute
~Not a whole lot of fun... but I thought I better train a little bit of stamina. All this powerlifting has me not wanting to do more than 8 reps LOL!