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My New Kettlebells are now here :)


Wednesday, December 12, 2012



My vacation workout with Kevin (Mobycarp) really drove it home and confirmed that I needed indeed to increase the weight I was using during my Kettlebell workouts. I had ordered two different sizes, 40 and 55 lbs. When the 40 came in, I felt like a kid at Christmas. I promptly began using it with great success, the increase felt right. My 55 got somehow lost in the shuffle and the shipper resent another one and it arrived yesterday. Weird how a guy can get excited over a chunk of iron but it isn't the iron, it's what the iron can do for me. The heavier Kettlebell represents serious progress on my part as well as promises for much greater strength for the future. When I first started, I could just manage a workout with a 20 pounder and it would leave me sore but i kept after it and graduated to a 25 and got much better in my routine and form.

Then after I officially started and had several intense weeks under my belt, I have seen some very serious progress. I was never able to do alternating hammer curls with my 35lb dumbbells for multiple sets, I could maybe squeeze off a couple of reps before having to put it down. it was always extremely heavy for me. I typically would use a 20. Now, i can bang them out at will for several sets of 10. Yesterday I did several "Farmers Walks" with 100lbs, talk about a reminder of accomplishment. It felt good to put the weight down rather than having to live with it.

Today's workout with Mario was a killer, it left me with a shaky feeling after it was all done. I left it all in the gym.

Interval #1
40lb KB clean and jerks 10x3
1 minute high intensity jump roping x3

1 stair run with 95lbs

Interval #2
Sumo Squats with 55lb KB 15X3
30 sec mountain climbers x3

Interval #3
Tricep extensions x3
Curls x3
Pulldowns x3
Bosu planks 30 sec x3

I left a trail of sweat everywhere I went and was completely wiped out when it was all over.

Tomorrow is a rest day then back at it friday.
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 1/9/2013 4:22PM

    Great job! Congrats!

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MCJULIEO 12/20/2012 4:01PM

    What great inspiration! Thanks!

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FITMARTI 12/18/2012 5:29AM

    Keep up the good work!

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ENDUROVET 12/16/2012 8:47PM

    Thanks for posting details of your workout - I am still "practising" w/a 20-pounder, but plan to work my way up to heavier weights!

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KATHIC2 12/16/2012 10:07AM

  Great plan and commitment!

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CATIATM 12/15/2012 5:14PM

    Wow .... It's like you're using TEN of my bells at the same time. emoticon

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CICELY360 12/14/2012 11:30PM

  Love my kettlebells

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    Now, that is some workout. emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 12/14/2012 12:55AM

  Wow - awesome workout and awesome accomplishments!

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BLUE42DOWN 12/13/2012 7:18PM

    Very sweet! Thank goodness the ones that went astray and caught up were the heavier, so you had a little time to prepare for them. emoticon

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JIBBIE49 12/13/2012 6:06PM

    I have two ten pound bells and I put them together when I want to do a 20# exercise, as I haven't gotten heavier ones yet. Saw a nice set for $75 for Christmas and am thinking about getting them as there were several sizes in the set.

Good to see you blog featured in the Spark Mail.

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So glad you are doing such an excellent job of working out!!

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CATMAGNET 12/13/2012 3:41PM

    Although they have kettlebells at my gym, there is no real training for them available. Will have to see about watching some YouTube or something and try to figure it out.

Thanks as always for the inspiration! You rock! :)

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PCASEY7 12/13/2012 3:35PM

    Way to go!

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WATERDIAMONDS 12/13/2012 2:23PM

    Your enthusiasm is so contagious! Thanks for the pump...
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KARRENLYNN 12/13/2012 1:57PM

    Great job, keep making good choices for yourself!!

Karen

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NEWCHINELO 12/13/2012 1:19PM

    Amazing!

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BILL60 12/13/2012 10:39AM

    Way to go!! Keep up that focus.

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MOMMY445 12/13/2012 9:38AM

    way to go! you are doing great! keep it up! have a fantastic day!

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PENOWOK 12/13/2012 9:13AM

    Ugh...I can't even begin to imagine lifting that kind of weight!! Goor for you!!!

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NILLAPEPSI 12/13/2012 9:01AM

    emoticon I love making progress in my workouts. It's always fun to look back & see how your stamina & strength have increased. emoticon emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 12/13/2012 8:59AM

    Well done


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MIMIDOT 12/13/2012 8:08AM

    Awesome! Glad you are taking rest days. With your workout you need them.

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LEANJEAN6 12/13/2012 7:27AM

    You are re emoticon ally doing well-Lynda

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SANDYCRANE 12/13/2012 7:24AM

    I have never tried kettle balls. But I am glad they are giving you a great work out. Keep up the good work, you are truly dedicated.

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BESSHAILE 12/13/2012 6:56AM

    The thrill of lifting heavier weights is something only another lifter can understand. It's ... It's joy filling!

woo woo to you!

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FARIS71 12/13/2012 6:00AM

    That is awesome progress. Hard to argue with numbers like that.

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TRYINGHARD54 12/13/2012 5:47AM

    go for it......

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NCSUE0514 12/13/2012 4:54AM

    I haven't tried kettleball, but I looked at the "55 pounds" and my arms got sore!!!

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