Good morning 🙂
Last night, at PT, Matt made me jump with kettlebells…no-one should jump with kettlebells! Ok…I secretly loved it but don’t tell him just in case he gets the idea that I am enthusiastic and keen and not really as cynical as I make out 😉
Ok… shhh we all know I am enthusiastic about all of this, no need to rub it in :-p
Anyhow, back to last night’s PT and Matt’s list of torture (his words not mine) which contained a lot of very hard kettlebell moves that I am going to find it difficult to explain concisely or even in a way that makes sense. I will give it a go though…
We started off with mobility exercises warm up, and then some extra stuff to fix my pins and needles-y forearm which thing was a by-product of using a mouse all day.
Then we had about 45 mins of kettlebell fun including:
Kettlebell plank row thingies,
A warm up of: Kettlebell clean and press, kettlebell deadlift, kettlebell inverted rows.
kettlebell jerks, where I had to swing the kettlebell and jump into the jerk (lunge) position while simultaneously swinging the kettlebell above my head with one hand and holding it still.
A similar one where I had to lunge forward, passing the kettlebell under my front leg, then jump and switch legs into a jerk position and lift the kettlebell above my head.
I had to swing and jump forward, stop swing the kettlebell above my head and hold it there while I turn around, then repeat,
I had to swing while sidestep jumping and then the same but changing hands with the kettlebell
I had to do high pulls while jumping backwards
I had to do squat jumps on and off a step (although this one really scared me as I am not used to being able to jump and I kept thinking I would trip…but I didn’t 😀 :-D)
I am sure I had to do some other things too..but I can’t remember all the details!
After all this crazy awesomeness, we did some boxing, and some kicking…and some forgetting the order or our really long kick / punch / defence combinations! In fact I can’t actually remember exactly what we did do at this point, but I do remember accidentally kicking Matt once or twice due to forgetting the order.
Yes…it was an accident!!
It was lots of fun as always 🙂
Therefore, I can quite happily say, day 144 complete 😀
( I apologise for the complete overuse of the word kettlebell in that post, it has now lost all meaning for me!)
6 thoughts on “Day 144: Jumping with kettlebells”
Kick ass workout Sam!
😀 thank you!
I feel I might have to find some more technical terms for describing these moves one day 🙂
Nah, that’s half the fun of reading your posts! 🙂
For some reason, kettle bells scare me. I think of words like crush, drop, strain, broken toe… It’s so cool that – I mean, too bad you didn’t enjoy working out with them.
hehehe…they are awesome, I might try…but I can’t pretend otherwise!
In theory, if you can hold a dumbell, you can hold a kettlebell…it is the swinging them around that is a little intimidating! you should try them though…start off light and don’t jump with them on your first go 😀