A little breakthrough Monday in the saga of the bad hip. I was able to get through 10 minutes of double kettlebell long cycle clean and jerk with 20kg competition bells without pain. I went slow (4 reps per minute) and rested in the hang for approximately 30 seconds of each minute (which was a good grip workout) but got it done. A few weeks ago I still couldn't swing double 12 kg bells without severe hip adductor pain so the situation seems to be turning around.
Last week I stormed through 100 rep set of 12kg long cycle without stopping. This week if I feel up to it I will try for a similar technical result with the 16kg although numbers will likely be in the 70 rep range.
I wonder, are the 10 minute sets having a training effect?