Andrea Du Cane's awesome Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD (run time: 2 hours, 25 minutes)
This past Thursday the class focused on strikes. Now, it may come as a surprise to some of you, but I am not in the habit of going around and hitting people. It was an interesting psychological block to work though, which I am now thinking is very important. If I need to hit someone, I have a lot less qualms now. Granted, I have made it 40 years without having to hit anyone, and here's hoping that continues. All the straight-wrist
Since I wanted to take my time with the reps, I chose a modest weight, the. The handle is thicker than the , so there's more to grasp, but the lighter weight allowed me to go super slow. I also wanted to get my heart rate up, so I added in some swings. Here's the simple workout I did, which could be easily scaled up or down, or done for a longer time as well.
I have a real love of heavy single
Other things to consider when choosing yourfor this workout: if you go lighter, then really focus on your skills, making every rep super perfect while minimizing rest/breaks.
So, I have a weird habit of taking on (or creating) a smaller project to break up a larger project. It means I basically do "work" as a "break" and is part of the reason I get a lot of various things done in a small amount of time. Many years ago I discovered that I don't so much need or want a "break", it's more that I need a change of subject. A mental flavor changer...* One such project I have right now is for a friend who is very gifted with the tough love and real world motivation. This project has had a very welcome side effect of being very motivating.
Now, I'm a self-starter, always have been, but we can all use some help. This has inspired me to get a little more organized. At the same time I'd been listening to James Altucher's The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth on Audible (here's a free trial and two free audiobooks)... so it all kind of converged over the holiday weekend. I like that book because it seems to support some of my odd behaviors and life choices. That's nice for a change.
Anyway, after eating not one but TWO slices of my friend's gluten free (but not free of anything else) delicious peanut butter pie on Christmas, along with a whole lot of leg of lamb and smoked turkey, I really felt like I needed to get out and put those calories to work the next day. I also wanted to mess with my own head.
WHEW! Finally! Though admittedly I have not been especially aggressive about growing the youtube channel... (and that may change) I am SUPER proud of the 500+ youtube subscribers I have earned so far... and what a great excuse to try out this awesome simple but no joke workout from Master The Whys and Hows of the One Kettlebell Workout for more variations, ideas and things to keep in mind with your training and overall long-term programming.! Check out his recent article on DragonDoor.com here:
Fantastic to be featured on the PCC blog again yesterday with an experiment that you may remember started here. I've detailed more of what happened and added two sample deload workouts. Be sure to also read the comments over there for some very fun Q+A, including a part where a top commenter over there and I have a fairly indepth discussion about signs and signals the body has when we are working on something that is neurologically intense.