Andrea Du Cane's awesome Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD (run time: 2 hours, 25 minutes)
My internet nerd friends get the reference there "all the things". Named that because well, there's mobility, calisthenics (pull-ups),, and . Once again, Monday was being Monday and full of all kinds of interesting business related challenges. Still... I wasn't about to skip a workout because of that. After seeing a really fun Facebook Live video of some friends overseas finishing their workout with a shouldered heavy plus walk I had to try it. I couldn't wait one more day! They were going super heavy with theirs, but what I had on hand seemed just about right for my size and my waning energy level....
Here's what I did:
(For reference, for the double swings and for the one leg deadlifts--with bothbecause the were sitting there, I used a pair of . For the carries, I used an "strength" bag that weighs about 50lbs, and a (70lb) . Adjust to your needs--and to what you have around!)
In case my fancy graphic is difficult to read here it is in text:
Honored to be on the Grip Strength for Greater Triumphs is my 16th post over there, and it's still always exciting. If you are visiting because of that post, then thank you very much for clicking though. There's a video below that demonstrates a drill that I hinted about in the blog post. It's a fun way to add a little bit extra grip and coordination challenge into a pull-up training session or a circuit.Blog again today! :)
The idea below is best if you're already able to do 5-6 solid pull-ups as the "hard part" is more jumping up and negotiating the unusual grip, and switching around. You'll also notice that the side NOT holding on to the towel will pull harder. If you're working toward a one arm chin up, you can also add this drill into your training (using a chin up grip) and then over time grab the towel lower and lower with one hand. It gets much more difficult VERY quickly... we could even say exponentially more difficult if you have a longer towel!
Ladders, ascending, descending make for great workout structures. I like to use a descending ladder when going a little on the heavy side, so that each rep is super high quality every round. The following ladder workout is a little different since each round is has some unchanging "bookends". Each round begins with 20 Kirsty Grosart!)swings, and each round ends with one handstand practice attempt and hold (thanks again for those awesome handstand blocks,
The fun thing about this full body combo is how much it can be altered - I chose a "medium heavy"for the 20 swings (a 26kg I happened to have indoors already) and a medium weight for the presses and thrusters (a ). Decided to use the 26kg for the squats though - and that was fun. I could go heavier on both , but allow for more rest between rounds, OR I could go lighter on both and challenge myself to complete the ladder with the best possible form--but in the least amount of time! Let me know if you decide to try it, and if you make a cool modification of your own!
I warmed up with some floor mobility exercises - ankle circles, shinbox, bretzel, plow, lightarmbar, and a few halos from half kneeling. For fun I did a couple of getups with the then... the ladder fun began.
Must confess... when I make this ahead, I make a little extra as a snack! It's good hot, it's good cold, it's good today, it's good tommorrow or the next day! It's good marinated for a couple hours or just thrown in the pan! I love it! :)
More info soon, but there will be a lot of fun livestreams happening on Facebook and youtube! Don't miss out! Watch this space as well as's Facebook Page. I'm also going to share some fun rebroadcasts later as well.
For now, check out these fun videos I made for you earlier this week (Burpees theme is unintentional... I dunno why that happened!)
Testing Facebook Live withExercises and Burpees!
Drone Fun (and burpees)!
|Prep time||1 hour|