Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Portable Perfection

One of the great things about kettlebells is that they are portable. We traveled to be with my wife's family for the forth of july and I didn't want to miss a workout so i took my kbells. At first I grabbed the 24kgs and then i thought maybe i'll "practice" with the 16kgs. After reading Mark Reifkin's blog I thought 16kgs may be plenty, especially since i'm putting them in the back of my accord with my two kids.

As Rif pointed out, light does not mean easy. I tried a freestyle workout again focusing on snatches. I mixed double snatches with double jerks, double front squats, pistols, swings, pushups, halo's and windmills. I got smoked. Period. Double snatches with 16kgs will put something on you, especially when you go from one exercise to another. I stayed fresh for each exercise but Holy Cow Batman, what a workout. Or should I say "practice." After all, I was practicing, trying to use perfect form, trying to concentrate and learn from my body.

You get out of it what you put in to it. That's what I learned today. Oh, I still like the freestyle workout. I do feel fresh and strong while doing it. I especially feel good through out the day after i've done it. Happy 4th!


Franz Snideman said...

Nice Post Tim. You are becoming a great trainee and strength coach in a very short period!

Keep it flowing brother!

Mark Reifkind said...


excellent. I have found that so many have more trouble using lighter weights than heavier ones as they'need' the heavier weights to do the form right.sometimes lighter is righter( ok bad pun). well done man, franz is right you are really using what you have learned.

Tim Anderson said...

Franz, Thanks for your encouragement. I'm really having more fun than anything. This last month has been an awakening for me.

Tim Anderson said...


You said at the RKC to focus on my body and not on the kbell. I think that is one of the most valuable nuggets I grabbed onto. It really makes all the difference in the world.