Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A kettlebell NOB Noob or Cath & the kettlebell (soon to be a best selling children's book) :)

Kettlebells... if you haven't heard of them... have you been living under a rock?! :) Anyway, my own personal experience with KBs is quite limited, I've swung a couple times as part of a circuit, but that's it. No instruction, just some swings. However, I would say that a good 80% of my twitter family either workout daily with KBs, are training for the RKC or have atleast mentioned them in some blog or another. Reading about them on your blogs/ tweets really made me curious. So, I've been researching, reading and absorbing everything I can about them, I love the idea of an all in one workout! I'm ALL OVER efficiency! :)

After some searching, I found an RKC in my area who set up an intro class for me and some of my co-workers. Well worth the time and $ invested! Finding her was actually a little challenging... I can count on one hand the number of RKC there are in my city. Bizarre? Yeah, I think so too. It's just not as popular here up North. Anyway, I rounded up 4 of my fitness buddies at work (me and 4 guys) to come try this out with me.

Tricia was a great instructor! She is one tough cookie! Super strong! She did her RKC snatch test with a 16kg! Did I mention that she's about 5'4? Anyway, she did a great job of teaching us some very basic moves, and of course proper alignment/ posture.

We started with the basic swing, emphasis on the hip snap and some swing variations. Then we moved on to the press, thrusters, high pulls and then pulled all our drills together for a killer circuit, repeated 3 times.

I was one big jello mess after this short hour! Check out these stats:
52:22min
545cals
HR Max 190/ 156cals

WOW! Luvin' it! Expect to see more kettlebell posts here too. All from the perspective of a KB NOB Noob! (thanks Smoke for the acronym - North of Border)

10 comments:

Red Headed Racer said...

nice job! i;m going to get a lesson soon too, i'm inspired!

Sarah said...

I think this is the beginning of something very big. :)

I'll be watching & cheering you on.

fitprosarah said...

Woohoo! That is awesome, dorkle! Can't wait to read about your adventures with kettlebells! yay! :D Bday wishes and have fun manana!

arrowdynamicmom said...

A lesson makes such a difference, doesn't it? Good job! BTW thanks for the blog link :)

Smoketheblowfish said...

I threw a change on this weekend's 'challenge'....


http://stokethebodyfat.blogspot.com/

my other blog


have a great weekend and birthday!

mikeZ

that70sgrl said...

Thanks for stopping by with all your encouragement. Make no mistake... I will be asking my wiser #kb friends for advice! :)

@Jennifer- can't wait to read about YOUR class :)

@smoke- I'm scared to look but will check it out!

Jimmy Vo said...

Glad you finally checked out Kettlebell training. It's tough stuff. I do the sports aspect of it (AKC), 10 minute sets without putting the bell down. Brutality at it's finest.

Stick with it and you'll get better with more time you spend under the bells.

Laura said...

Awesome!! Glad you had fun.

Greenteagirl said...

Instruction makes all the difference doesn't it? The most important thing is that is was fun. Glad you will continue with it!

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