These are the 'bells I use for most of my movements. 16, 24 and 32 kg. Kettlebell swings and goblet squats form the base of my routine. I cycle presses, dead lifts and other movements in to include more muscle groups in my workouts.
I have to tell you, one hand swinging the 32 kg kettlebell feels pretty awesome.
I'm getting the strength part down. I can goblet squat, with good form, the 24 kg 'bell for reps and one hand swing 32 kg. I still have a ways to go on the endurance front though.
Every once in awhile I do a set of continuous swings with the 16 kg 'bell. Today was the day for this cycle. I first did 24 kg goblet squats and 16 kg halos. Recovered and started swinging. I do this one handed, switching hands at the top of the swing every ten swings. Today I did 65 swings before I ran out of air. I do these hardstyle, at about 80% power exertion. I just plain run out of air. My form is still good and I still have the strength, just run out of air to keep going. I need to work on this if I want to kick rear doing kettlebell snatches.
If you've read my past kettlebell posts, you might have noticed that I have not mentioned Turkish Get Ups. We replaced our '70's era wood floors recently and I've moved my kettlebells out to the garage. I haven't cleared out a spot to lay down some mats to do my get ups yet. This post should get me after it. Get Ups are a very important part of Simple and Sinister and I actually feel graceful when I do them.
One interesting thing I've noticed. On continous swings days, my evening blood pressure usually runs lower than normal. Tonight is 95/58.
Like my MedX coffee cup? Rapidly becoming one of my favorites.