I'd gotten it into my head that for a few workouts I wanted to do at least 100 swings with the. For my size that sounds like a lot, but it's actually not too bad--after training with for many years and having solid form with swings (which I am still improving...)
I'm still working on editing a fun video for you with an especially interesting circuit (there's some highly functional but silly looking parts to it, thanks to my general appearance, some kids at the park gawked at what I was doing, but were unsure if it was "safe" to openly mock me. Thanks, hairdo!) Anyway that is still in the works. Look for it this weekend, so you can try it and hopefully not get laughed at by kids at the park as you work though this unusual combo!
It's been a fairly crazy week... (click here to skip the yabbering and get to the workout) Here's some sampling of the odds and ends of the past several days... fist-bumping my now-vintage studio monitors that I absolutely swear by, sweet potato muffins I made while waiting for a video to compile, landing a tiny nanodrone on a yoga brick, resistant starch cold lentils, reading from and writing stuff in the gray workout Moleskine of doom for myself and small group, buying your Granny's unwanted Limoges, 3d printing, and Counter Culture coffee. And that's just the stuff can show you, it's not the writing, editing, calls, interim sysadmin responsibilities, and scores of other tasks.
In order to "earn" the 5 visit package of cryosauna treatments I paid for earlier this week, it's been a fairly hefty workout time as well. I owe you a detailed review of Keith Weber's stellar Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Workout DVD Vol. 3 which is especially awesome, instructors will want to both do the workouts and then use pieces of the workouts for their classes. The review will include some examples of how to do this, and how to step some of the things down a notch when necessary.
It's no secret that I'm nuts about bonkers-level heavy new 60kg ones... while I normally hover around that weight, I was super amused to wake up and find that I was 132 right on the dot today. I don't weigh myself too often, so this was an amusing treat for sure. As a kind of joke I decided to make a comparison chart between myself and the new (132lbs) which is so new that there's a $99 launch discount on it! While I'm not about to and "The Monster" it would be a very convenient bell for deadlifts, freakish suitcase deadlifts, or two of them would make for an instant double- deadlift (more on this special number later when I finally get around to writing up the recent adventures with Zach Even-Esh's Underground Strength Coach workshop).
Anyhow, here's GiryaGirl vs the Monster...
Admittedly, this advanced partner workout borders on just a little bit silly, but it is also a whole heck of a lot of fun. It works well for people who are fairly close in athletic abilities, but it is super easy to adapt it for very advanced or intermediate partner possibilities.
Also, there's a somewhat excessive amount of cool fitness toys in this one, and that's mainly due to a "just because we can" situation -- all in a blissful airconditioned space with multiplestations etc. (Granted if you had seen us after this workout you might have thought we had been outside in the 90 degree heat with 100% humidity...)
Tested this one with an advanced friend... it's actually the 2nd version and I like it the best so far. We had a couple of odd social type interruptions but overall it went very well (and it got rid of my headache).
Also, I have now seen in public doing swings with both the smallestand the largest that makes... hence the name of the workout, as we've nicknamed the micro- the "puppy" since the , 106lb is officially called the . This workout has a portion that is a really interesting brain-twister where you perform swings with a VERY light then a very heavy one... its one of those where you are learning something which is not always easily expressed in words, but that you can feel happen.