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.
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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.
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
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
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
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
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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