You can’t beat an AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebell
May 25, 2019
This is another example of AmazonBasics disrupting a market to the point of saying “uncle.” Luckily for my favorites, CFF Fit, Kettlebell Kings, and Kettlebells USA, people still go for brand names and powder coatings.
And the swinging is easy . . . until the last set
May 22, 2019
Pavel always reminds us to leave gas in the tank, to make sure you come right up to “I’m so done” and not that much further—at least not during the everyday. Yes, in competitions and in strength testing, but not in daily training.
In the groove with 501 kettlebell swings
May 21, 2019
I think that maybe my Atlas Wristband2 ($40.79) might have counted one session twice but I erring on the side of being more badass. I will try to make sure I don’t mess up the tracking anymore, but I am pretty happy with swinging the equivalent of 6,012 kilograms over the course of the day. Here are the sessions and the times.
Finally on my way with my kettlebell swing habit starting with a 12kg
May 19, 2019
I have been saying that I am going to swing a kettlebell for 90-seconds every 60-minutes. Well, I actually started in earnest today but with a 12kg kettlebell instead of my 24kg bell, and every 30-minutes instead of every 60
Returning to 90-second kettlebell swings every 60-minutes
May 14, 2019
I am returning to this routine. This time, however, I am going to make sure I won’t swing my kettlebell without stretching my body. I made that mistake with terrible consequences and the reason is clear: when you only swing a kettlebell for 90-seconds every hour, the bounce from warmup to cool down is rapid and the stress to the body is spread across the entire day.
Strength is earned, feeble happens
April 27, 2019
I’ve returned to swinging heavy kettlebells, starting where a man my size and age should, 24kg. Before that, I had mostly abandoned my Concept2 rowing machine and SkiErg as well as my Very Heavy 24kg, 32kg, and 40kg kettlebells from Kettlebells USA. What happens when you only focus on your cardio, your fitness, your stamina, and your legs?
Atlas Wristband2 review: fitness tracker for kettlebell swings
July 2, 2018
I bought my Atlas Wristband2 exclusively to keep track of my daily kettlebell swings. And it does an amazing job of tracking my swings as well as other kettlebell, TRX, and floor workouts. This is my review.
Consider your own fat mass in your kettlebell workouts
June 17, 2018
It’s really important for all of us plus-sized (ahem, obese), big and tall, boys and girls to consider how much extra weight we have on our bones when we take up kettlebell training.
Maybe you should be swinging a much heavier kettlebell
May 16, 2018
The kettlebells I have been swinging every day have been too light from the beginning. I have been cycling between a 12kg, a 16kg, and a 20kg competition kettlebell but really should have been putting the work in and struggled with my 24kg kettlebell instead. Maybe you’re swinging a kettlebell that’s too light for you.
Sometimes it takes 18-months to motivate enough to commit and get started—and that’s okay!
May 11, 2018
I have had this timer set up to prompt me to do 90-seconds of kettlebell swings every single hour of the day. I’ve been ignoring it for over 18-months but started doing it again today.