Normally my Saturday is a loose-ends tying, wandering around and figuring stuff out day (as you may have noticed via Instagram). That’s still on the schedule, but given holiday demands, my fellow type-a maniac advanced client and I moved our normal “Sunday challenge” to Satuday instead. While it was about 38 degrees when we got started, I knew the light hoodie I was wearing over a short sleeve shirt would be more than sufficient. It was – and one round in, I was too warm to keep wearing my hat.
We like to meet up and do these things in a local park and that provided a little entertainment today as a very young boy (who likely weighed about the same as one of our kettlebells) asked to borrow one of them to “counterbalance” his little brother on the playground. Sorry, no, young one I can’t be responsible for that – also I knew there was literally no way he could pick it up and take it all the way over there. “But it says ’24’!” Yes, it does, 24…kilograms… after we’re done with our circuit, I’ll get a whiteboard out of the car and you’re going to learn about the exciting world of the METRIC SYSTEM. Just kidding, I simply said, “Sorry, we need to use both of them…”
If you try the workout, you’ll soon understand why I was out there in the low 40s weather happily working out wearing short sleeves and having put my fuzzy hat away for the time being.
We warmed up with a basic joint mobility sequence (basically the one in the first part of this video) along with the RKC Hip Flexor stretch and the Convict Conditioning Vol. 2 Trifecta… then we got to work on the following gnarly little circuit. It was designed to use the stuff I had in the car which today meant 2x 24kg kettlebells and a 25lb Ultimate Sandbag
We went through this 5 times total with minimal rest, and suddenly forgot that it was a little chilly outside:
- 20x two-hand kettlebell swings with one of the kettlebells
- 10x Spiderman push-ups
- 10x Alternating or walking lunges with the sandbag in Zercher hold
- 10-15 Deadlifts with both 24kg kettlebells
- 10 sandbag burpees
Since the playground was right near us, we then decided to try a near-max set of pull-ups on the cold cold cold monkey bars… I chose the top bar since it’s very thick and a good challenge (and also because the skinny bars are incompatible with my “kettlebell callous strategy”. That’s a “tough” way to say “those hurt my hands”. HAHAHA)
Then, we did a brief cooldown similar to our warmup and got on with our day – I basically went home and ate half the food in my fridge and got some work done…
Good times indeed.
Let me know if you try this one – it’s pretty simple but can get advanced if the weights are challenging enough for you!