Darn You, Kettlebells!
Yeah, so, it’s pretty quiet on the wedding front, which can be a bit disconcerting considering it’s like 6 weeks away!
So how about a nice kettlebell workout? But first a kettlebell story:
At my gym, they started a cross-fit area (formerly known as the personal trainer area). This means that I have to be out in the gym with my trainer, which can be difficult when the gym is full. Anyway, there’s a bunch of great equipment in the cross-fit area, such as the kettlebells. Now when I’m with my trainer, she just asks to borrow them, and they say sure. When I’m by myself, I definitely try to keep it on the DL that I’m stealing them. I figured 6:30am, not many people, okay, I can just sneak in and do my workout. SUCCESS! No one saw me do it. Putting them back on the other hand . . . umm . . . yeah, I got caught. And not only was I asked not to take them, the woman also commented “There are plenty of other dumbbells and weights in the gym. You don’t need to use these.” Snark much? By the way, there are many things that you CAN’T do with dumbbells that I love kettlebells for. GRR!! I put a suggestion in the box about having kettlebells available to everyone. And don’t I at least get credit for facing the music and putting them back? See? I’m responsible!
Anyway, how about a kettlebell workout?
- Kettlebell swings, 25lb kettlebell, 25X
- Kettlebell situps on stability ball, 25lb kettlebell, 25X
- Kettlebell bicep curls, 15lb kettlebell, 12X each arm
- Kettlebell goblet squats with overhead press, 25lb kettlebell, 15X
- Kettlebell russian twists, 15lb kettlebell, 20X
- Kettlebell windmills, 15lb kettlebell, 10X each side
- Kettlebell snatch and press, 15lb kettlebell, 15X each side,
- Repeat 3X
Now if you are looking for a new challenging move, try the windmills (you could probably do it with a dumbbell, too).
They look deceivingly easy. Plus, I figured that I have pretty good flexibility. Piece of cake, right? (mmmm cake!) No seriously, I could barely get my bottom hand to my knee. Incredibly tricky move! Give it a try!