It’s been a busy week, and I knew the same was true for my intermediate/advanced client who showed up today to train. Given past discussions I knew that she would enjoy a tough workout that would require a little less thinking… and we both appreciate the simplicity of a “poker chips workout”. There’s something satisfying about plunking the chips back into the box as you finish a given set… especially at the end of a hectic week.
Be sure to use weights applicable to your level, and feel free to use a trap bar for the deadlifts portion if you have one handy. We just used two heavy kettlebells of course, but use what you have available to you!
I handed her 5 of each color and then it was time to get to work after a joint mobility warm up.
For the swings, we used a moderately heavy kettlebell that would be challenging to complete 20 perfect reps, but that I knew she could continue to use throughout the workout without compromising her form.
For the double kettlebell front squats we had a pair of 12kg since I also wanted to sneak in some double kettlebell clean practice… and because double 12kg adds up FAST… and sets of 10 was on the menu…
As mentioned before the deadlifts were with two heavy (but matched) kettlebells, and the focus was on building good form habits and some serious grip strength.
Lastly, for the 20 Russian twists, I offered the same choice of kettlebells as the presses.
Follow with a joint mobility cooldown!