Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Maxed out

Tonight we warmed up with 3 sets of 1 leg squats, dips, jackknife, and 2 hand kettlebell swings.  We tried something a little different for the WOD

Workout was:

5 rounds

perform a set of max pull-ups
perform a set of max push-ups

rest 3 minutes between rounds.

The Wall Street Journal has discovered kettlebells!  The article expresses concerns about the safety of lifting with bells but most of the criticism seems to be from someone that has never used a kettlebell!  By using proper form, and increasing the load gradually there is little risk of injury with a kettlebell.  There is an inherent danger in any kind of strength training if safety, common sense and poor instruction are at play.  So keep swinging your bells and remember it's all in the hips!

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