Kettlebell Post

A few days back Josh left a comment on one of my six-pack experiment posts:

You’re always trying new things. So I’d like to recommend a quick and easy experiment for you- concerning getting in shape.

You’re always trying new things. So I’d like to recommend a quick and easy experiment for you- concerning getting in shape.

Get a 35lb kettlebell and do one exercise (swings, snatches, etc) as soon as u wake up (stretch or do some jumping jacks first to warm up) and before you go to bed. The most important thing (besides good form) is to do this TABATA style. Google it and download the app tabata timer or use the website. Takes only 4 minutes, but holy $h!t will u feel this and notice a difference.

So I did!  I went out to Wal-Mart (the only place I figured I could buy a kettle bell at 3:00am) and bought a 20 pound kettle bell (they didn’t have heavier).

Now it’s in my collection of workout accessories:

I kind of always wanted one of these things, I’ve heard  a lot of good stuff.

This post isn’t really advocating kettle bells since I haven’t really used it yet…but more of a “SEE…I do read the comments on this blog!” post.

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    Blog posted on: September 4, 2010

    2 comments on “Kettlebell Post

    1. Justin

      Let us know how it works out when you start using it, will you? I’ve been curious about whether the kettle bells actually live up to the hype or not.

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    2. Josh

      Glad to see you’re still up for trying new things. I only started using kettlebells about 2 months ago, but what a difference. 1st thing you want to master is how to PROPERLY do a 2 handed kettlebell swing. Make sure your form is good, or prepare for a sore back the following day. Tabatatimer.com is the easy free way to get in rhythm for a tabata workout.

      Doing a tabata routine in the morning is suppose to speed up your metabolism for up to 31 hours. When you want to feel more challenged, get the 35lb bell and try doing this workout 4 times in 20 minutes (1 minute breaks between tabatas): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QUb8vVnGo4

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