Friday, August 10, 2007


Yesterday, I practiced a few pistols and handstand pushups for about 30 minutes. Today, I’m still keeping it simple, just doing swings and get-ups. Simple and sinister, so says Enter the Kettlebell. Still trying to concentrate on what my body is doing and how it feels. Really trying to make my swings “pretty”.

A- TGU for 5 minutes
32kg x 6 reps per side

B- 2 hand swings w/ 32kg
15 reps x 7 sets; 30 second rest b/w sets = 105 reps

C- Swings Proper w/ 16kg
10/10 x 10 sets; 30 seconds rest between sets = 200 reps

Get-ups felt heavy; 5 minutes was all I needed. Swings were good. Used a hook grip through-out and tried never to squeeze the bell. Hip hinge was good and crisp, good stretch in hamstrings. Felt fresh when I finished. I’m just so happy to be able to swing.

That’s it, real simple. May or may not workout tomorrow. If I do, it will probably be mostly “Resilient” exercises. I have my first Intro to Kettlebells workshop tomorrow. Hopefully all will go well. Time to grow! The journey has just begun.


Taikei Matsushita said...

Your elbows are OK? You're on track then.

Tim Anderson said...

Taikei, these exercises don't seem to bother my elbows. So, i'm trying to stay on track, or just ride on a different track for now...