Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010! What'd you lift today?

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!  Welcome to the 2nd annual Thanksgiving Day Kettlepalooza.

I.  It's a wonderful time of the year.  The air is crisp and clear.  There's pie on the counter, bird in the oven, and Saints on TV at 4:30.  You should all be done reading me by then.  I am a blessed man, grateful in my heart for my God who watches over me and the place I've been so fortunate to live, excepting maybe the TSA.

II.  A bunch of my friends have posted pre-Thanksgiving Kettlebell fat burn workouts and sweet potato pie workouts.  I don't pretend to have their expertise or creativity, but I posted a clip last year and do so again this year.  My current Thursday lineup is get-ups and snatches; this is the last get-up and the first set of snatches from an hour of activity.

III. It's been a while since I've put myself on video.  These were pretty good reps, but I saw a couple things as soon as I started editing.  I'd love to see what you caught!  I did 5 warmup reps, then one snatch + one breath in the lockout for a minute with each hand.  I haven't done many snatches this Fall season, and I'm training longer sets between hand switches.

IV.  I have done short sessions of hard muscle activity 4 times this week.  My appetite's ferocious, my weight's stable, and the missus says I look huge.  ("Huge" is a literary term; just go with it.)  That means my metabolism is high.  There will be a lot of people hitting treadmills and to burn off holiday meals.  Research clearly shows they would be better off lifting something heavy for about 15min, but that's not "cardio" and it's not popular.  I was the only person in my gym this morning.  No treadmills, no machines, nobody warming up the engine.  Gonna be a fat weekend around the apartment complex.

P.S. Below is a little snip of the Thanksgiving 2009 workout, when I was a wee kettle newbie.  I do believe there's improvement.  The weight's bigger, at least, and I'm not coming apart at the shoulder anymore.  There is just SO much to learn from watching your own video!

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