Monday, July 11, 2011

Double Kettlebells & Turkish Getup

This morning I had a Doctors appointment so I had to miss the 10am Boot Camp but I was able to get to "The Playground" in time to do our 11am training.

It was just David, Mike, myself and David's dynamo younger brother who is totally deceiving. He looks like a little guy but he's crazy strong and powerful.

In the 2 years I've been Boot Camping I think I can count on one hand the amount of times we've done work with double Kettlebells.

I love it because it's a challenge and leaves me feeling super strong and bad ass (and we all know how intensely I desire bad ass status.)

Absolutely no excuses but I've been feeling really tired and I'm almost positive I've got a virus or something running through my system.

My brain wants to go, but my body is having a rough time keeping up with the brain. 
Today was the first day in over a week that I felt like I had some endurance.  In other words, today was the perfect day to do double Kettlebell work.

I didn't set the camera up to video at the start of our workout because I feel like I've become a little bit of a pain in everyone's asses with the camera & the videos.

I thought I'd give them all a break from my paparatzi ways today. Untill we started doing the workout and then I knew if I didn't tape it, I'd be mad at myself.

We did double swings and a round of double snatches before I had a break where I could gallop off and get the camera and set it up.

You will see that I guess at the angle of the camera placement  and it's a crapshoot what my camera will really get on tape.

Today I got the handle of a bouncy ball that I didn't even notice was there.  You can see me and David but not much of poor Mike or David's brother.

Sorry about that. You can still see what we were doing today.

During the double bell work requires a much wider stance which is tricky for me and my short legs. I really felt my right foot rolling over each time I brought the bells down.  Someone with longer legs would be able to just squat  while in a wider stance but my body shape doesn't allow for it.

I think I need to work on the squat and my foot plant in single bell work but I'm truly not sure if I can do anything to correct it during double bell work. It's one of the things I will be asking about and working on during the weekend workshop.

The other thing we did today that I'm so so glad we did is the Turkish Getup.   As with anything new, the first few times are ROUGH and it's going to require lots of practice to get comfortable with it.

You will see me fall over at one point because it requires lots of balance and balance is not my strong suit.
I've asked David if we can work on these again tomorrow.

1 comment:

albina N muro said...

In the 2 years I've been Boot Camping I think I can count on one hand the amount of times we've done work with double Kettlebells. kettlebell instructor