Thursday, August 19, 2010


I used to follow a SUPER popular kettlebell blog. Until, that is, the author said something about how people who aren't doing kettlebells are wasting their time. Do I love kettlebells? Absolutely. Do I whole heartedly believe in them? Totally.

This country is in the shitter, as far as health and fitness goes. In my opinion, people should find something active that they like, AND DO IT. Be it kettlebells, running, hiking, dancing, walking, whatever. Maybe it won't be as intense or beneficial as kettlebells, but in no way do I see it as a waste of time. ANYTHING is better than nothing.

On my lazy days, I'll just do a few sets of heavy turkish get ups. I know that I've worked just about every muscle in my body, even if it's for a short amount of time. Sometimes that's enough for me.

Moral of MY story: Get out there and do something. Anything.

Also-if it's less than 5 stories, TAKE THE STAIRS. Just do it.

WOD 8/19/10

Workouts have been weird. I've been in the mood to mindlessly sweat. Is that weird? Kettlebells require attention. Weightlifting requires attention. Briskly walking uphill on the treadmill for long periods of time with my nose shoved in a book doesn't really require attention. And it makes me sweat like a horse. Does not, however, make for good blog fodder!

3x5 windmills
3x5 goblet squat
3x5 double clean and press
3x5 double front squats

"Sunday swings":

3x40 alternating snatches

40=total reps, including the switch/swing. Also=10 snatches on each side.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WOD (Workout Of the Day) 8/10/10

I got today's workout here. Good ol' Crossfit. I can always count on it to make me almost barf.

As many rounds as possible in 20 mins (I did 4. Need to work on my pace):

-7 squats (95 lbs)
-10 total overhead walking lunges, R arm (hold weight straight overhead, I used 8 kg kb)
-7 burpees
-10 total overhead walking lunges, L arm (or vice versa, with which arm you do first)

I blew through the first round and about made myself puke. After each round I had to take a few deep breaths to get some air to my brain. With even nearly heavy squats, I should have paced myself better. Nothing worse than huffing and puffing trying to pressurize and squat. The burpees were a buzz kill, but not too bad.

Note: you could sub barbell squats with kettlebell front squats (probably 2 12's).

I can already feel it in my legs. Oooooh boy....

Friday, August 6, 2010

Double Quickie!!

No time for a lengthy workout, so I blew through a super quick one today.

hip mobility
2x5 goblet squats (similar to front squat)
2x5 ea renegade rows (pushup position over 2 kbs, row up one at a time)
2x5 dbl cleans (heavy)
5x20 alternating swings, about 30 secs rest between sets

One good thing about living in a second floor apartment is that it forces me to gently and slowly lower the kb during the renegade rows. When I get lazy, I usually let them fall a bit quickly. Havent done them in a while and forgot how much of an ass kicker they are!!