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NROBINSO1824 Posts: 38
1/21/10 3:24 P

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I think you have a strong looking workout, don't convince yourself otherwise!

JANEKB Posts: 917
1/21/10 2:29 P

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Elizabeth,
Your hand to hand squats look like a good exercise. That is part of what I like about KB, easy to mix things up and do fun things with it (would be harder to hand off the dumbbell in squats).

I am one of the older people also. Your workout looks pretty good to me (as a beginner). Took me 1 hour to do 280 swings and you do yours (200 swings & snatches plus more) in 30 minutes. I tried to work out faster yesterday, pulling the KB down into the swing which helped. But I let my HR drop back to about 100 between swing sets - because I am in my early 50s and significantly overweight I don't want to hit my max vo2 until I lose some weight). So what you are doing may feel like less than some others to you, but I (and I am sure some other beginners) are striving to get to your level. Give me a month or two & I will get there.


Doing traditional kettlebell exercises, RKC style. Check out The Kettlebell Challenge sparkteam for more info - it welcomes everyone, from beginner to KB certified.

KETTLEBELLS PREPARE YOU FOR A HOST OF THINGS, BUT NOTHING PREPARES YOU FOR KETTLEBELLS.
ELIZAGREN's Photo ELIZAGREN Posts: 90
1/21/10 8:23 A

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I don't rest much, the jump rope, or mini-tramp are "rests". I don't think I work as hard as I do in a group, or with a trainer, neither of which I have regular access to,
so I try not to rest much, an occasional couple of breaths.
If I do timed sets, I will do timed rests, but I haven't lately.
I know I do lower weights than many of you, I've had rotator cuff injuries, I'm only 5ft2in, and I'm a lot older than most of you, don't tell anyone.

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ELIZAGREN's Photo ELIZAGREN Posts: 90
1/21/10 8:14 A

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Hi Jane,
I don't know names for a lot of what I do, I pick up excersizes when I work out at Punch Gym, Anthony DiLuglio's home gym, when I'm visiting home a few times a year, E.Providence, so I'm improvising on some names.
Feet open, more than hip width, toes a little out, kettlebell in hand, drop the bell
almost to the floor, pick up to other hand, so you keep switching hands at the top, not quite straightening out the legs.
If anyone knows the names, please let me know

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NROBINSO1824 Posts: 38
1/21/10 7:38 A

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Elizabeth,
Are you working straight through your KB workouts or are you taking rest breaks between exercises? Just curious if you are doing them as one big circuit or breaking it down.

JANEKB Posts: 917
1/21/10 2:46 A

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Elizabeth,
What is a hand to hand squat?
Jane

Doing traditional kettlebell exercises, RKC style. Check out The Kettlebell Challenge sparkteam for more info - it welcomes everyone, from beginner to KB certified.

KETTLEBELLS PREPARE YOU FOR A HOST OF THINGS, BUT NOTHING PREPARES YOU FOR KETTLEBELLS.
ELIZAGREN's Photo ELIZAGREN Posts: 90
1/20/10 9:08 P

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1/20 30min
10 min hooping
50 swing 25lb
20 tactical lunge 25lb
100 snatch 18lb
30 hand to hand squat 25lb
50 swing 25lb
20 tact lunge 25lb
40 one leg figure 8 25lb


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ELIZAGREN's Photo ELIZAGREN Posts: 90
1/20/10 9:05 P

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1/19
55 min treadmill 330 cal

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ELIZAGREN's Photo ELIZAGREN Posts: 90
1/18/10 7:59 P

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1/18 45min
30 farmers walk 20 each hand
30 clean and jerk
10 double front squat 20 ea
15 triple threat 18
20 overhead squat 20 ea
10ea 2 hand one leg deadlift 20ea
80 jump rope
30 hand to hand snatch 20
10 suitcase squat 25 each
5 ea clean and jerk 20
30 figure 8 to hold
bosu abs 60
10 sumo squat 45



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ELIZAGREN's Photo ELIZAGREN Posts: 90
1/18/10 10:07 A

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It's really motivating to post my workouts!

1/17 30 minutes yoga

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ELIZAGREN's Photo ELIZAGREN Posts: 90
1/17/10 8:59 A

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1/16 workout 45min
3 ea. TGU 18lb
18 rollback squat up 20lbs
30 steps 20lb ea hand
10 ea snatch 25lb
40 figure 8 to hold 25lb
100 jump rope
20 swing 45lb
12 ea windmill 20lb
30 hand to hand snatches 20lb
mini tramp 3 min
25 swing 45lb
15 deadlift 35lb
30 side to side lunge 35lb
10 ea lat pull 20lb
60 abs 3 variety 15 lbs
few min warm up, cool down mini tramp


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ELIZAGREN's Photo ELIZAGREN Posts: 90
1/15/10 7:59 A

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It's a large "hula" hoop, really fun for aerobics, I use this, a mini tramp, a jump rope, and ropes gone wild, for active rest and aerobics. I get bored easy, I guess.
Theres some great jump rope routines on itunes

http://www.bodyhoops.com/
http://www.hoopnotica.com/
http://www.artofstrength.com/videos/rope
s-gone-wild.aspx

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AJAM00's Photo AJAM00 Posts: 94
1/14/10 9:48 P

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What is hooping?

Keep cool but do not freeze
(Quote from a jar of mayonnaise)
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ELIZAGREN's Photo ELIZAGREN Posts: 90
1/14/10 9:31 P

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Hooping is really fun, and very soothing, I don't have enough space
in my new place to do all the tricks I used to practice.

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1/14/10 9:13 P

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That's awesome! Sometimes I hoop to warm up but right now its in the garage and I need to get it. I started making hoops last year and my girls love them. Wish more people knew about hooping out here!!

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ELIZAGREN's Photo ELIZAGREN Posts: 90
1/14/10 8:44 P

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warm up 8 min hooping

50 one handed swings 20lb
20 tactical lunge 25 lb
20 clean 25lb
14 ea one legged deadlift
snatch 20 20lb
30 swing 35lb
10 sumo squat 35 lbs

50 one handed swings 25lb
20 tactical lunge 25lb
20 clean & press 20lb
14 ea one legged deadlift
alternate hand snatch 20lb
30 swing 35lb
10 sumo squat 35lb

8 min hooping
45 min workout


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