Finally, Kettlebells Come To Bootcamp

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I have been trying to get this workout to Bootcamp forever but since we don’t have any KB at the gym I had to bring 2 of mine and one participant had her own so it was time! Why are kettlebells so good? Partly because of the extended leverage the bell gives, partly because they […]

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10.12-14 The Two Extremes

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I think due to my preference to take the day after bootcamp as a rest day I am going to have to take Wednesday and Friday as rest days. Unfortunately that means I will be working out Saturday – Tuesday without a break. It sounds brutal but unless I can get over my hangup about the day after Bootcamp […]

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R9D29 – Work Out At Work

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Today our cafeteria at THE HOSPITAL decided they would offer potato chips (freshly fried) as the “vegetable” with their entree. Sometimes I just have to shake my head. It’s almost as bad as Planet Fitness offering their members pizza, bagels and tootsie rolls. At the far end of the spectrum I decided I would go […]

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R9D15 – Many Happy Russian Returns

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I took the opportunity to work out during lunch today in our work “getaway” room. I had my 45lb KB with me and as I have said many times in the past, that’s all you need for a great workout. It went like this (since I didn’t have a pullup bar): Pumps, halos and squats […]

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R8D23/4 – The Upswing. Does This Blog Make My Butt Look 28% Better?

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Interesting that it has taken a lawsuit filed by the FTC for people to wake up and realize that Reebok lied their asses off about their stupid Easy Tone butt lift shoes. The commercial was certainly enticing but did people seriously think this was little more than an elaborate hoax? I have been asked about […]

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Cardio and Kettlebells. Don’t Suffer On The Treadmill.

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Pavel Tsatsouline calls kettlebell workouts “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”. I would extend that to the dishonour of running on a treadmill or even worse, the pathetic excuse for a machine that is the elliptical. My favourite quote of his is still: “If you don’t have good judgement, why don’t you stay on the machines you big sissy?” […]

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R8D18/19 – Doing The Basics Right And Bootcamp 3

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Day 18 was an RKC workout. I was speaking with a coworker (and in fact some of my fitness class peeps) about the benefits of kettlebell work and it’s really weird. When you try to describe it, it doesn’t sound hard or even interesting but when you actually do the workout it is such a […]

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R5D30 – Rite Of Passage Begins (I am a man, at least in Russia!)

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Day 1 of the Clean and Press with pull ups (45lb KB) – Light Day C&P left 1 C&P right 1 Pull Up 5 C&P left 2 C&P right 2 Pull Up 5 C&P left 3 C&P right 3 Pull Up 5 Rest 1-2 min repeat another 2x for a total of 3 ladders. Snatches […]

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R5D21 – New Bells, New Day, Clean Deck, More Snow

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On the way back from Costco today we stopped in at FitnessSource to purchase some new Kettlebells. I needed a slightly lighter one to get my snatch ready, I needed a heavier one to progress to and I wanted to get Nicole one to get her started. We ended up getting a 15lb, a 25lb […]

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R4 D72 – Russian Kettlebell Challenge. Even My Chin Up Bar Is Scared.

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I took a peek at the first phase of the RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) and decided it would be fun to give it a try since I am figuring out what to do when phase 4 ends and it’s a slow time around the house and work giving me lots of creative juices to put […]

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