Saturday, June 30, 2007

Kettlebells: Never Cease To Impress

A long time friend of mine dropped by late yesterday afternoon. He's a pilot for Southwest and was in town for 14 hours. He wanted to catch a workout and I had told him a couple of weeks ago about KBs.

So we dropped by my studio and I put the hurt on him in only 30 minutes.

He's naturally athletic so he picked up the swing after only watching me demonstrate it. He cleaned up his form after a few verbal cues from me.

We trained together: I'd instruct him and he'd perform an exercise, then I'd perform an exercise then we'd repeat the cycle.

He was amazed at how much the swings challenged the posterior chain and his cardiovascular fitness and also learned how to press from the lat. He was pretty cooked at the end of the session.

I always get a kick out of the awe expressed by KB newbies. Actually, I never tire of it. Once again, people who don't train with them can't possibly understand their benefits and how much fun they are to play with. It must truly be experienced to be believed.

My training was a circuit of presses, snatches, and pistols. Nothing fancy, just about 5 rounds of 3-5 reps, mixing in some drop sets, with the exception of the 48kg/1+1 for an easy press.

Finished with pull-ups with knees held parallel to the floor.

Stayed away from the platform today cause I only got 4 hours of sleep last night.


Blogger Brett Jones said...

We just might be on to something with these "kettleballs"... ;)

4:46 AM  
Blogger Geoff Neupert said...

Yeah, I was thinkin' about startin' a certification on how to use 'em--do ya think anyone would come? I mean, they're like a dumbbell, but the handle's on top...

11:52 AM  

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