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Holiday Travels Part 2: Christmas Eve Kettlebells

Posted in Kettlebells by Mike on December 25, 2006

I got in two kettlebell workout yesterday

10:30 am
my goal was 20 reps (10 per hand) per minute for fivce minutes with the 24K kettle bells. I didn’t make it. After three minutes I was smoked. I took one minute rest, did another 20, another minute rest, did my final 20. I was done. The back was tight and I was tired. Still I’m going to keep that in the workout. I could really see some benefit to a sprint like that. I made up a long term goal of 250 reps ( 125 per hand) in 10 minutes.

I had promised my brother-in-law a kettlebell workout for the day and he was ready for it. So I we got out the 16K kettlebell. Doing ten reps per hand then the other person goes, we were going for ten sets. He wasa champ, his calusses started to come off at about set 4. At set 6 they were really coming off. I made him quit, I think he would have driven right on through 10 sets if I hadn’t. He ended up with two calusses half gone and two blood blisters for his trouble. So I think Kettle bells are out, at least for a couple days, for him.

Today is Christmas, no training today. Just rest, relaxation and family. Good stuff

Tomorrow, I’m thinking about a 2 mile run in the morning. I want to finally get to the YMCA to do some pulling in the afternoon.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you all. Best wishes for a strong, safe and healthy new year,

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