You guys have been asking what kinds of workouts I have been doing on a regular basis, so I thought I’d borrow this idea from other bloggers to update you guys every week. Let me know what you think!
A couple of weeks ago, I told you guys about how Tim & I started a new workout challenge called 10,000 Kettlebell Swings. Well as of last week’s workouts, we are halfway through!
Update: 10,000 Kettlebell Swings:
I spent the first 6 workouts figuring out my hands! Ohhh the blisters!
It was really frustrating fighting my hands during the workout instead of focusing on the actual workout. I tried tape, chalk, lifting gloves, gymnastic grips and band-aids! The gymnastic grips were a large and certainly were too much for my hands. The rubbing from both the gymnastic grips and the lifting gloves made things worse and I felt like it lessened my grip.
Finally with workout 8, I was able to find something that worked! And maybe it’s because these calluses have finally developed; which I have a love, hate relationship with. But band-aids and calluses have worked amazingly well!!!
So with 9 workouts left in the Challenge and hands that are not in pain, I am prepared to conquer the 10,000 Kettlebell Swings workout!!! Then I plan to scrub the heck out of my hands to clear off these calluses. Thank.You.Pumice.Stone.
The Forgotten 10K:
Also… It dawned on me that I have a 10K coming up at the end of the month and that the 10,000 Kettlebell Swing Workout program alone was not making me feel prepared!
My endurance has lessened since starting this program. While I do get out of breath briefly, it’s a completely different challenge than what I am used to with WODs, HIIT workouts, BodyPump, Insanity, Body Attack… so I freaked out! How am I going to run a 10K in 4 weeks if I’m not running?! Or at least increasing my endurance?!?!?! Freak.Out.
I am not saying the 10,000 Kettlebell Swing workout is easy, but I was surprised by how easy it was to get through. With that, my body is always EXHAUSTED afterward. I am still trying to make sense of that.
So last week, I decided to suck it up and start doing two-a-days so that I could continue doing the 10,000 Kettlebell Swings with Tim, but also be prepared for my run! Perfect timing, our Spring soccer season also started last week!
Here’s last week’s workouts starting on Sunday, March 2nd:
Workout 7 of 20 of 10,000 Kettlebell Swings
BodyAttack at Gold’s Gym
Workout 8 of 20 of 10,000 Kettlebell Swings
Insanity at Gold’s Gym
Workout 9 of 20 of 10,000 Kettlebell Swings
AM: Insanity at Gold’s Gym
PM: Workout 10 of 20 of 10,000 Kettlebell Swings
Workout 11 of 20 of 10,000 Kettlebell Swings
After this week of workouts, I am feeling much stronger and prepared for the 10K that is in a few short weeks! Thank goodness! I am also needing to sleep a bit longer since my body clearly needs the rest to recover!
Have a good Sunday friends!
TALK TO ME: Have you completed the 10,000 Kettlebell Swing Workout? Any advice?