Friday, February 11, 2011

Kettlebell Snow day (aka Poppabear’s epic workout)

It was a stressful week for Poppabear.  I have spent the last 4 days snowed in, stuck in a hotel room in Oklahoma City.  I was going stir crazy.  To make matters worse, I didn’t bring Rasputin with me.
So, I finally got home, grabbed my kettlebell and my Vibrams and headed out into the snow.
It was an epic workout.  I swear I could hear “Eye of the Tiger” playing in the background.  My workout was like a Rocky montage.
I am totally blasted! I put everything I had into that workout, form and intenstity.. here's the numbers (cause poundage is fun!) 10 sets of 20 2hand swings, 5 a side 1/2 turkish get ups,15 a side clean and press. All with Rasputin (my 35lb kettlebell).  For a grand total of 8400lbs moved! Hells yea! And I feel it.. every inch.
I love working out with the kettlebell, all the intensity and compound movements.  I can’t think of a better workout for the time.  Every action works multiple muscles, and works them HARD!!!  I really needed it after being cooped up in a hotel room for 4 days with only a treadmill.
I feel so pumped!
By the way, this is day 28 of my 30 day primal challenge.  Look for a big 30 day summary on Sunday!  Tomorrow we go to our local CSA and talk to the farmers about buying shares in their organic farms.  YUM!!!!
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  1. I did the Primal Poker WOW today. Next time you travel take a pack of cards and assign a bodyweight exercise you can do in a hotel room, tri-dips, pressups, planks etc to each suit. Turn the cards over one by one and do as many reps as the card value.

    Man I'm going to feel it in the morning! But good fun.

    Look forward to your 30 day round up and the beginning of your life as Primal forever?

  2. oh yea, monday will be day 31 of the 30 day challenge. Heh, it will keep going. I love the card idea, and I am totally going to use that, Cavegirl!