Monday, September 28, 2009

Buttoms Up!

I am back on my double bottoms up training block this week and it has been pretty cool so far. I had to go to Rapid Results and use Betsy's 28kg kettlebells because I don't have any yet. I wanted to try double bottoms up cleans to squats with the 28kgs because the 24's were getting pretty easy! Oh what a difference the extra 8 kgs makes for doing doubles. Cool thing is I was able to perform 4 sets of 2 with the double 28's. When I started using the 24's, I could only do sets of 3.

So here was Friday's workout:
TGU w/ 32kg: 10/10 no rest
Dbl BUC to Squat w/ 2 28kgs: 2, 2, 2, 2
Dbl Cleans w/ 2 32kgs: 10, 10, 10, 10!!!
1/2 kneeling Waiter's press w/ 32kg: 5/5 x 4
Deadlift w/ 2 32kgs: 5, 5, 5, 5

All in all, I was pretty happy. Now I have to procure a pair of 28kgs...

Maybe our new DVD will help. It should be ready for production this week! Woohoo! Betsy and I are excited. At the very least it should be good entertainment. I'll post when it is ready.


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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Back to Swings

Well, my two weeks of double kettlebell exercises is over and I'm back to working on Get-ups and Swings again. It's amazing how the first day back into swings has made my arse and hamstrings a little tender. Amazing, but cool.

Betsy and I think we have finished filming for our DVD. I say think because we have not seen the edited version yet. I do know there will be a few funny parts, though not on purpose. That adds replay value, right? Does the camera really add 10 pounds?...

Training looks like this:
9/5/09 - Heavy
TGU w/ 36kg: 5/5
Double Bottoms Up Clean to Squat w/ 2 24kgs: 5 x 4 sets
Double Cleans w/ 2 32kgs: 10 x 3 sets
1/2 kneeling waiter's press w/ 32kg: 5/5 x 4 sets
SLDL w/ 32kg: 5/5 x 4 sets

9/7/09 - Light
7 steps of TGU w/ 24kg: 5/5 x each step
Pistols w/ 16kg: 3/3 x 4 sets
Double Bottoms Up Squat w/ 2 16kgs: 5 x 4 sets
Double Bottoms Up Cleans w/ 2 20kgs: 10 x 3 sets
Double Bottoms Up Press w/ 2 20kgs: 5 x 4 sets
Single Leg Dead Lift w/ 20kg: 5/5 x 4 sets

New training block:

9/9/09 - Medium
TGU w/ 32kg: 6/6
Swings w/ 24kg: 20/20 x 2, 10/10 x 6 = 200
2H Swings w/ 24kg: 20 x 5
Windmill w/ 16kg: 5/5 x 3
SLDL w/ 24kg: 5/5 x 4