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JANEKB Posts: 917
12/11/10 5:14 P

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OK, you guys asked for this but I don't see any posts saying you are doing a workout.

Retha you can do something, presses, curl/press/french curl circuits, etc. even if you have to sit to do them.

Nikki,
How about you, have you done anything?

I am real busy these days. I only did my ab workout on Monday (no partner so didn't push hard and slacked on cardio/swings). On Friday I did the Goddess Nike (cardio) and Athena (full body strength), substituting some of the exercises for ones I do better. There are no rests so it a little past my abilities (I keep up about 90%).

Went to a local meetup.com class today, they do less so I pushed my weights. 20kg KB for swings (we did maybe 100 entire workout). Did 16kg squats - new weight for me. And even a set of 16kg one arm presses, again a new weight for me. Felt like a good workout even though I didn't get as strong a cardio workout as I am used to.

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12/6/10 1:46 P

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This sounds great Jane. Thanks so much! Nikki



JANEKB Posts: 917
12/5/10 8:22 P

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OK, here is a challenge, something simple, sweet, that everyone at every level can do. I will try to participate in this also.

I will give examples that beginners can do and gets some of us back into (or just into) regular KB workouts. Advanced people you know enough to pick something that will correspondingly challenge you.
Everyone pick something that is a decent challenge for you but is something you can do (so adjust as needed).

Everyone post when you do a workout, remind us what your goal was for that day/week and tell us what you did.

1) Swings/Snatches. Take what you can comfortably do and do this at least 3x a week. Every week increase your count or KB weight.
Beginner suggestion, For count, increase maybe 5% of the count (so if you were doing 100, do 105 second week, if you were doing 300, do 315 next week). If you are new, try 50, if that is easy, up to 100, until it is not too hard but not too easy. Go at a pace you can do them.

2) Pick two grinds and again take what you can comfortably do and do this amount at least 2x a week. Every week, increase your count or KB weight.
Beginners, good ones to choose (choose ones you are comfortable with, not ones you are still learning the form of). Possible beginner choices:
Squat, two hand press, dead lift, row, ab KB exercises. f you know them, you can include combo moves like squat-press. Or "active resting" exercises which uses muscles like figure 8s or halos.

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.
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11/29/10 9:52 P

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Do you think we could twist Lorraine's arm? Please, pretty please, Lorraine.

I am a beginner who is learning the purist, RKC Hardstyle method.
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11/27/10 10:41 A

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Hey guys -- Anyone want to post a holiday challenge to get us through between now and maybe New Year's?

I'm not very good at writing those plans myself, but I'd love to join one if someone else has one!

Thanks for considering!

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