Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Hamiltonian

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of teaching my mom and her friend how to swing a kettlebell. After seeing that new infommercial about kettlebells, they were interested in learning what they were about and if they really worked. Well, I taught them about REAL kettlebells, not those tiny little things they dance around with on the infommercial.

Within a few minutes they were each swinging away! By the time I got home, my mom had emailed me with a webpage from Target asking which of their bells she should order. I think I have myself a few new followers. =) The more, the better. Everyone should be swinging kettlebells!

Anyway, my workout today consisted of what is affectionately known as "The Hamiltonian" within the AKC's Fitness Protocol. I am currently working with 4 minute sets, taking a 2 minute rest in between. This is what it looked like...

Press: 12kg - 4 minutes (24L/24R)

Push Press: 12kg - 4 minutes (32L/32R)

Long Cycle Push Press: 12kg - 4 minutes (20L/20R)

12 minutes of work with 6 minutes of rest. Since it's Sunday and my little guy was napping, I decided to run through a second time.

Press: 12kg - 4 minutes (24L/24R)

Push Press: 12kg - 4 minutes (32L/32R)

Long Cycle Push Press: 12kg - 4 minutes (20L/20R)

In the last minute of the last set I thought I was tearing some skin. No pain, my right hand just felt a little funny. Turned out one of my old callouses was crinkling up. I pulled it off, no problems!

I did have to use chalk during today's workout. It was warm and I wasn't using a fan. I used just enough to cover my fingers and not my palm. Worked like a charm!

That's it for today. Enjoy the rest of the weekend y'all!


Take One Stripper Pole said...

Thank you for not letting kettlenetics corrupt the world! Way to go on getting your mom and her friend involved in real kettlebells. That is very cool!

Howie Brewer said...

Gotta keep it real TOSP!

hunashaman said...

LOL. Just rip those callouses right off. I know the feeling.

Lauren said...

That's great that you taught your mom. I had the pleasure of showing my mom as well and she just loved it. It makes it all worth it when you can get your loved ones involved. Good work!!

Yeah I heard about that infomercial with the dinky little bells. 8-)