Did the 200 snatches mentioned in this dragondoor article today with the 16 kg Kettlebell as an off day(!) exercise 🙂
I was able (obviously) to do it under 10 minutes and finished off with 10 Turkish GetUps (5 on each side).
Now I have swollen calluses which I didn’t have for a long while. Reason for this, I have short fingers and the handle of the cheap @ss 16 kg KB is quite thick. So I can not do a finger lock properly which would have made things much easier.
Done 150 two handed kettlebell swings in 6 sets of 25 reps, calluses becoming back part of my appearance.
Added 10 inclined push-ups, 10 pull-ups (from the edge of a table) and 10 pistol squats. Lots of stretching and rest in between as I still kind of strain my lower back a bit, trying to get used to the much heavier weight.
I will try to increase the reps and decrease the sets, maybe 3 sets 0f 50 reps? I hope my hands and forearms do agree with this 🙂
Well today should have been a rest day for me but I just couldn’t sit tight and had to go for what I call a “Cardio Rest Day”.
All swell (though unnecessarily ambitious) but my choice of workout proved to be painful at the end.
I decided to do 300 alternating one handed kettlebell swings.
As a result, although it served the purpose for being a decent cardio workout, it also gave me my first ever in life (I’m 35) blood under the calluses I have (from doing KB exercises) on BOTH hands!
Bummer! I will try to come up with some workout tomorrow which will not make things worse. The calluses are currently not very painful so I will do nothing and wait for them to get hard enough to pull off eventually.
Nasty stuff but a little price to pay for the benefits of the Kettlebell.