Tuesday, January 08, 2013
In a brief digression from my normal blog posts, I wanted to talk a bit about my exercise routine.
Probably the shortest post I've ever written or ever will write.
I'll be back to my normal verbose self tomorrow.
I started doing kettlebell swings tonight.
Have you tried these?
Deceptively simple looking. Practically looks like you're just having fun swinging a cannonball on a handle.
It isn't exactly simple, quite honestly, but it IS quite a bit of fun.
And a heck of a workout. It really gets the heart pumping.
I've started slowly. I did 20 dead lifts to warm up.
Then I did 20 swings.
Yeah... just 20. It's a start.
I'm focusing on good form. I've got a full-length mirror in the rec room and have been using that to make sure I'm using good form - it's actually a lot more helpful than I thought. Being able to see that your back is straight and that you are bending at the hips and not leading with a knee bend is helpful. I suspect that it is helpful with other exercises too.
So I started with 20 tonight.
I'll add some each time I do them. Working up to doing them for a minute.
And then two minutes.
And then... well, you get the idea.
We can apply this to whatever workouts we do, right?
Incremental improvement is the name of the game.
Make it a great day!