I was unloading 5 gallon water bottles from my car today and remembered something I was working on this winter. Bottoms up clean and press with a full bottle. I have been able to do sets of 3 bottom up cleans but never the press. I grab the bottle by the neck and clean it just like a kb. Great on the grip and it forces you to keep the elbow tight on the ribs. If you don't you aren't going to catch it. So I played with the clean before my work out today. To press it is very tough because of the water. The rest of the session is as follows.
150 reps per side 300 total x 24kgs= 15,900 pounds
I did the first 8 sets with a bell with the new finish. My hands were on fire!! I switched to my old bell from 2002 and blew through the last 60 reps. I guess it is time to get the sand paper out and work on some handles.