It's been 13 hours since my workout with my trainer this morning, and I'm ready to fall asleep lying facedown on the floor.
My gym in my condo is nice for a communal non-member gym, but it lacks some newer non-traditional gym equipment, i.e. the Russian Kettlebell.
Kettlebells are rumored to have been a secret tool of the Russian sports machine that existed through the cold war; yes you too can be ripped like a Hammer and Cycle era shot-putter with some steroids and kettlebells. Essentially a kettlebell looks like a cannonball with a handle; the weight is centered in a way which makes it easier to push the weight through a range of motions.
So Sunday night I went to Dick’s to buy some kettlebells to use with my trainer Kenny. Originally I planned to buy them individually over the course of a few weeks, as they are difficult to transport, but I just figured what the hell I’m here let me get the ones Kenny suggested. As I was standing in line to pay, I briefly thought to myself “Man it might a tough morning if Kenny decides to use all of the kettlebells tomorrow.”
I think this brief thought of mine sent some type of ESP electrical impulse which planted a seed in Kenny’s sleep. He was happy to see the Kettlebells, when your personal trainer starts to smile; it normally means it’s not going to be an easy hour.
Kettlebell – Hell My Routine for today:
Kettlebell Squat and Press for 1 minute + Superset with Same Weight Stair Stepping for 1 minute = 3 Sets (used two 15lb kettlebells)
Kettlebell Standing Twist and Side Extensions 1 minute per side (15 lb) + Kettlebell Swing (25 lb) 1 minute = 3 sets
25 minutes of boxing
Kettlebell Straight-leg Deadlight to press 2-3 minutes 1 set 15lb
Kettlebell Squat and Press for 2-3 Minutes 1 final set 15lb alternating press arms
Below is the end result.