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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