Remember the iconic movie Happy Gilmore, starring Adam Sandler? You may already see where I’m going with this, but watch this little clip below, fast forward to 2:30 if you want, but the entire scene is classic:
So, you’re future response to the question, “Do you always carry a kettlebell with you,” which you’ll surely get from time to time, is “yeah.”
You may be thinking this isn’t practical, but I assure you it can be done, and since when does something have to be practical? When it comes to being healthy and fit, you better learn to become a non-conformist, because you’re swimming upstream with the abundance of unhealthy bodies in our society. Now, if you’re flying somewhere, I’m working on a super secret project that may make this possible, but if you’re flying somewhere, just do a little research beforehand to see if the hotel or resort gym has kettlebells. If they do, you’re all set, if they don’t, do a quick gym search in a 5 mile radius around where you’re staying. Chances are, you’ll be able to find a CrossFit gym or some other gym that has them that you can frequent while on vacation. Heck, perhaps they’ll even let you rent them while you’re in town.
If you’re not flying however, a kettlebell can roll with you in your car, camper, or on the handlebars of your bike. Just kidding about the 3rd one. I can see the headlines now, “Cyclist injured in bike accident by carrying kettlebell on handlebars per the suggestion of kettlebell coach.” Moving on, there’s something interesting that happens when you begin to empower yourself in these situations. When everyone else is just “relaxing,” you’re up early, enjoying the great outdoors, swinging and snatching a kettlebell with the fresh air, and heading back to make a wholesome breakfast. It only takes a couple times of doing this for the person to say to themselves, “why haven’t I always been doing this?”
When you feel that good, it’s easier to look around you with fresh eyes and realize that you’re the one that is relaxing. While everyone else may be lying around on a floatie and beer in hand all day (there’s room for this in moderation too) guess who is the one truly relaxing and who is the one merely taxing their system? Are you relaxing or taxing? That’s an original catchy questions right there, may want to write that one down.
“PUMP THE JAM”
20 Minute EMOM:
EVEN MINUTES: 1-ARM SNATCH X 10EA
ODD MINUTES: PUSHUPS X 10 – 20
“LEGS FEED THE WOLVES”
KETTLEBELL SWINGS X 1 – 5 – 1
KETTLEBELL GOBLET SQUATS X 1 – 5 – 1
*REPEAT 5 TIMES, REST AS NEEDED
15 SECONDS ON 15 SECONDS OFF PROTOCOL
1-ARM THRUSTER – RIGHT
1-ARM THRUSTER – LEFT
SLDL + ROW – RIGHT
SLDL + ROW – LEFT
*SET INTERVAL TIMER AT 40 ROUNDS OF 15 SECONDS OF WORK AND 15 SECONDS OF REST.
Depending upon your fitness level and experience using kettlebells, here are some quick recommendations on sizes.
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