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3/28/11 3:35 P

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Finishing the challenge TONIGHT!

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3/15/11 11:42 A

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I'm currently doing the challenge.Today is day 8 and I'm really enjoying it. emoticon

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2/24/11 8:02 P

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They vary from tabata style timing (20sec work/10sec rest) to 30/30 (and I think there might have been one other time interval). When I did it, the challenge did not replace workouts I previously was doing. It was something I did in addition to my other workouts. In fact, I would often use my KB swing challenge as a good warmup routine for my runs. Also, the recommended warmups to the challenge aren't included in the 5-10 min estimate of duration, and it was easy to make the warmups a bit more challenging (I did tactical lunges, full pushups, and occasionally added a few rounds of halos partduring my warmups.)

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2/24/11 6:08 P

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Those are really short workouts....are they HIIT? If not, it's a lot less than I do now.

Swing Like You Mean It- RKC Style

Currently swinging either a single 55 lb. or two 25 lb'ers.
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2/24/11 10:44 A

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WAMCVEY and I did it. I'm not sure about any others.

I am a beginner who is learning the purist, RKC Hardstyle method.
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2/24/11 10:35 A

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Lorraine, the workouts are 5-10 minutes long. The longest is 20 minutes and that is on day 21.

The difference in levels primarily refers to warm-up exercises and recovery time. Beginner warm-up might be walking where intermediate does lunges, push-ups. In some cases beginners will get 60 seconds recovery time, and intermediate gets 30. The bulk of the workout is swings. The levels will dictate if they're two-handed, one-handed, alternating, etc.

I hope this helps.

Edited by: RFTALLENT at: 2/24/2011 (10:43)
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2/23/11 10:22 P

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Funny you should bring up joshsgarage. I just posted a link to an article there on spine position during swings!

http://joshsgarage.typepad.com/articles/
2010/02/the-advanced-kettlebell-swing.
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I may check into this. I workout with a buddy 3x week but I keep feeling like I should be doing something in addition.

If you don't mind my asking, how long are the daily workouts? I don't have time to do an additional 45 minute workout.

What difference is there between the "levels"? I wish they'd at least give an exerpt of it on the page....

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2/22/11 11:38 P

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I'm in! ...starting tomorrow.

"Excuses are the crutches of all underachievers who rely on them, when their insignificant efforts prove futile."

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2/21/11 1:26 P

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It's a good challenge and you won't be sorry that you bought it.

Welcome to the team.



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2/21/11 12:20 P

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Yup, I wrote up a mini-review of the program as a blog when I completed it in January:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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nal_individual.asp?blog_id=3980244


Overall, I thought it was money and time well spent...

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2/21/11 12:04 P

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I just bought it.

Did anyone do it yet?


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1/7/11 11:17 P

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I'm on board. It looks like a good program.

I am a beginner who is learning the purist, RKC Hardstyle method.
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1/5/11 9:13 P

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Hhmmmmm...
Sounds interesting!
I will have to check it out. I'm new to kettlebells, and want to be sure I'm doing it correctly and not injure myself.
Thanks!!



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1/5/11 4:52 P

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I'm a sucker for a structured approach to hitting a goal, and if following the structure *is* the goal, I generally do pretty well it (e.g. I rocked c25k to get me back running). When I saw this: www.21daykettlebell.com/ I knew it was just my thing. It is a for-fee offering (less than $10 for a pdf ebook of 64 pages) . There is about 8 pages of intro fluff (mostly why kettlebells rock), 25 pages of daily workout plans for each day of the challenge, broken into "beginner", "intermediate", and "advanced". About 10 pages of instructions (which look pretty decent) on kettlebells and a few other exercises (planks and pushups), a few pages on nutrition, some celebrity testimonies on kettlebells, and a variety of other "Misc", all of which looked interesting, but I haven't yet read it.

I was somewhat reluctant to shell out the cash when I know there are so many good free resources out there, but I figured that it was less than a sushi-lunch and I'd have it to refer to in the future.

Anyway, I plan on starting on the program tomorrow (I already did swings today because my evening is going to be chaotic) at the intermediate level. I'll let folks know how it goes.

P.S. The trainer who put this all together is Josh Hillis, RKC II certified and has a decent blog that tends to feature kettlebells pretty regularly at: joshsgarage.typepad.com

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