My Full Body Single Kettlebell Workout For Lockdown No.2

Welcome to my full body single kettlebell workout.A single kettlebell

Today, as I write this, here in the UK we have entered our second lockdown period due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We have been told that this lockdown will last for 4 weeks, although what actually transpires is yet to be seen.

I own a few pieces of equipment that I can use for training, but my specific aim for the next few weeks is to focus solely on one type of workout that utilises a single kettlebell.

The workout(s) are actually inspired by another very famous workout, however I have chopped it and changed it to suit my own needs.

I’d like to introduce you to the “original” workout that was the motivation for me, as well as the “challenge” format that my training will take on.

And of course, I’ll reveal the actual workout I’ll be doing, as well as including a few videos of some of the exercises.

Enjoy.

Full Body Single Kettlebell Workout

The 30-Day Challenge

The first lockdown period in the UK lasted for about 4 months until the gyms opened again and I went back to a more “normal” way of training.

Nevertheless, during the March-July lockdown I went through various exercise routines that were typically focused on bodyweight training, kettlebell and sandbag workouts, medicine ball training, sprints, and I even did the occasional run (I’m not a fan just in case you weren’t aware).

However, with the change in the weather, and the fact that winter is fast approaching I wanted a more indoor, at-home feel to my workouts.

I own a 20kg kettlebell and I often complete 30-day challenges, not just for exercise you understand, but for other areas of my everyday life that I wish to focus on as well.

So, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to complete a 30-day challenge with a single kettlebell workout.

The 30-day challenge is typically repetitive in nature and will focus on one specific workout that you complete every single day for 30 days.

You can also change things around a little to suit your own needs (which is what I’ve done with my 30-day challenge).

I’ve also used this type of format for just one particular exercise, and during lockdown number one I completed 100 burpees every day for 30 days.

Well, in truth, I ended up doing 40 days in a row, but I am a little obsessive by nature.

Additionally, my 100 daily burpees were “extra” and completed whether I was doing a full workout that day or not (see, I told you, obsessive).

Therefore, to (almost) tie in perfectly with our current 4-week lockdown (hopefully) I wanted to complete a 30-day challenge that involved my one-and-only kettlebell.

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The Inspiration Behind My Single Kettlebell Workout

The inspiration behind my next 30 days was the now famous 10,000 kettlebell swing workout first introduced by the A woman performing a kettlebell swinglegendary Dan John.

The workout involved completing 10,000 kettlebell swings over 20 workouts within a 4-week period.

You should workout 5 day a week, completing 500 kettlebell swings per day.

In addition to kettlebell swings you will also need to complete either 30 or 60 reps of another exercise.

This would ensure that pretty much every muscle in the body was being worked in some way over the 4 weeks (or exactly 30 days if you followed the program to the letter).

With that said, the kettlebell swing is probably one of the greatest full body exercises there is.

Just a single kettlebell swing will primarily target the core, glutes, hips and hamstrings, as well as having a secondary effect on the delts, traps, lats, forearms, and even some impact on the pecs and quads.

Let’s not forget the massive effect that high-rep kettlebell swings will have on the grip.

A stronger grip will mean that you should see dramatic improvements in the “big lifts” once we eventually get back into the gym.

Grip strength also happens to be a sign of good health, and is linked to longevity, as well as a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and many other conditions.

Now that’s what I call a full body workout.

Anyway, Dan’s 10,000 kettlebell swing workout was as follows:

You should complete the workouts in a 2 days on, 1 day off format.

The additional exercises would be goblet squats, dumbbell (or kettlebell) overhead press, parallel/straight bar dips, and pull ups, but all performed with very low reps merely for maintenance purposes.

The kettlebell swings would be split up with the maintenance exercises interspersed among the swings.

Men should use a 24kg kettlebell and women 16kg.

All the maintenance exercises would require 1,2, and 3 reps to be performed in-between swings (based on your 5-rep max weight), except for dips which would be 2,3, and 5 reps.

So it would look something like this:

  • 10 Kettlebell Swings
  • 1 Goblet Squat
  • 15 Kettlebell Swings
  • 2 Goblet Squats
  • 25 Kettlebell Swings
  • 3 Goblet Squats
  • 50 Kettlebell Swings

You would then rest for up to 2 minutes and repeat another 4 times (5 sets in total), thus giving you a total of 30 goblet squats and 500 kettlebell swings at the end of the workout.

The following day you would replace the goblet squats with dumbbell overhead presses, and the day after that would be a rest day.

Then a day of swings and dips (remember the extra reps for dips), the day after would be swings and pull ups, followed by a day of rest, and then repeat the whole process again until you have finally completed 10,000 kettlebell swings over the course of a month.

You can check out Dan’s full 10,000 kettlebell swing article here.

Now me being me, I’ve completed this workout before, and just as Dan has described in his article I certainly went through an amazing body transformation in just 30 days.

Anyone who tries this workout will typically lose an inch or two off their waistline, plus you’ll definitely look a lot more athletic due to all the glute, hip and trap work.

With that said, I wanted to do something a little different this time.

I still wanted to have a major focus on kettlebell swings, but I didn’t really have the required equipment at home to complete my 5-rep max of the other exercises.

Additionally, I wanted to workout for 30 days straight (no rest – remember “obsessive”), plus I only wanted to use a single kettlebell and nothing else.

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The 10,000-Rep Kettlebell Swing Challenge

My 30-Day Single Kettlebell Workouts

A man balancing a kettlebell on his index finger

Okay, so it’s time to introduce the workouts I’m going to do.

These are very much conditioning workouts, so I accept that I may lose some strength over the next 30 days.

However, in truth my body is feeling a little bashed up with all the heavy weights I’ve been lifting over the past couple of months.

With that said, I did have a complete week off from exercise around 3 weeks ago, so I don’t feel too bad.

I haven’t ironed out the kinks completely, as I feel the kettlebell workouts I’m going to do could have a little more lat and unilateral leg involvement.

However, I typically do a lot of pull up and chin up variations anyway, as well as training my lower body specifically at least 2 days a week.

So, having a bit of a rest from these will probably do me good.

My first workout, which I actually completed this morning was as follows:

  • 5 shoulder presses with each arm
  • 15 goblet squats
  • 30 kettlebell swings

I completed this mini-circuit a total of 10 ten times.

Therefore, that totalled 50 shoulder presses each side (100 in total), 150 goblet squats, and 300 kettlebell swings.

Including my warm up and cool down stretches I completed the workout in 47 minutes.

Immediately afterwards I went for a walk for an hour (you’ll learn that I love walking and I still class it as probably the best exercise ever).

Done.

Tomorrow’s workout will be:

  • 10 decline push ups
  • 10 bent-over rows with each arm
  • 30 kettlebell swings

Once again I will complete this mini-circuit a total of 10 times.

Therefore, a total of 100 push ups, 100 bent-over rows with each arm (200 in total), and 300 kettlebell swings.

I am then simply going to alternate between these two workouts (followed by an hour’s walk each time) for the next 30 days.

The actual workouts only take around 35 minutes (not including warm up and cool down) and set me up nicely for the day ahead.

I actually felt great this morning following my workout and full of energy, although I know this is only day one.

By the end of 30 days I will have completed a total of 750 shoulder presses with each arm (1,500 in total), 2,250 goblet squats, 1,500 bent-over rows with each arm (3,000 in total), and 9,000 kettlebell swings.

As you can see that’s a huge number of reps and therefore I wouldn’t recommend this type of workout for everyone.

However, I know it’s well within my capabilities, although towards the middle and the end of the 30 days I may have a “wobble” or two.

The thing I love about 30-day challenges such as this one is that not only is it a test of the body, but also the mind.

More often than not, you’ll go through times when you just don’t feel like yet another day of the repetitive nature of the exercises, or perhaps your body’s aching and you just can’t face it.

But, I’ll soldier through and get it done.

I’m hoping at the end of 30 days that the gyms may open again, although I’m prepared for it if they don’t.

I can see myself taking about 4 or 5 days of complete rest afterwards, or probably just continuing my morning walk, but nothing else.

I’ll look to focus on the “big lifts” when I go back to the gym, and if we’re still at home then I’m going to try a 30-day sandbag workout challenge.

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My Lockdown Single Kettlebell Workout – Update (Day 6)

I’m 6 days into my 30-day challenge, or basically 20% of the way through, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to give you an update on my progress.

I’ve now completed the 2 workouts three times each.

Workout number one (presses, goblets squats, and swings) definitely felt more difficult and I was sweating a lot more by the end of the workout.

It also happened to take on average around 5-6 minutes longer to complete.

Initially this may sound strange, as workout one actually has 50 total reps LESS than workout two, but I feel it has more to do with the difficulty and overall conditioning of the exercises.

Firstly, pressing a weight overhead will always be harder than rowing with the exact same weight.

Admittedly, I am rowing double the amount of reps, but a single-arm row with a 20kg weight would typically be more of a warm up for me.

So, more difficulty will typically equal longer time taken, e.g. more rest between sides and before moving onto the next exercise.

Additionally, I tend to always pause at the bottom of any squat that I perform for around 2-3 seconds.

This has just become a natural habit for me – I feel it ensures that I lower myself correctly into the squat position, plus that pause at the bottom really makes my quads and glutes work hard as I push back up.

Another thing that I have mentioned many times before, is that the largest muscles are in the lower body.

So, working the largest muscles not only gives you the greatest rewards (in terms of fat loss, muscle gains, metabolic boost, etc.), but it’s also going to be more difficult (hence the workout taking longer and me sweating more).

Basically, if you want the best results from your workouts in the least amount of time possible, work the lower body (and this includes if you want a leaner and more muscular upper body).

Give those quads, hams, and glutes a really good workout and you can thank me for it later.

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I actually changed things up a little today.

I’m not going to say workout two was “easy” (decline push ups, rows, swings), but I certainly sped through it the first couple of times without any real problem – 29 minutes.

I thought that single-arm rows and kettlebell swings may cause a grip issue, but separating the exercises with decline push ups counteracted this.

Now, initially I thought this may work out quite well. I could have one workout that was quite taxing in terms of conditioning, whereas the other felt more like an “easy” day.

However, I know exactly how my mind works, and I knew I’d start to despise the slightly “harder” workout and even perhaps come up with excuses to cut corners.

I thought about swapping exercises, but the issue of grip came up again – single-arm presses, followed by single-arm row, followed by swings. 

Okay, it probably wouldn’t be a cause for concern with a 20kg kettlebell, but I liked the format that I was currently using.

Therefore, in the end I changed the decline push ups to 12 reps of spiderman push ups and I increased the rows to 12 reps either side.

I completed this morning’s workout in approximately 33 minutes, so more-or-less the same time as workout one.

I was definitely sweating a little more (although I don’t think I rested for longer than 20 seconds at any time during the entire workout), but it still didn’t feel like quite as much conditioning as workout number one. 

And this is taking into consideration that workout one (more lower body work) is 550 reps in total compared to the 660 reps of workout two (once again the advantages of doing more lower body work).

But, for now it will do for me.

After 6 days I’m happy to report I feel fine.

No aches or pains, no grip issues, I feel alert and energised after my workouts (how you’re supposed to feel).

Obviously it’s too early to talk about any changes/improvements in body composition, but I can definitely feel something is going on.

It’s hard to describe, but I already feel a little “tighter” and “solid”. I’m probably not, but it’s just that “feeling”.

Does anyone else get what I mean by this?

LOL.

Anyway, I’ll be back with another update in a few days time.

Spiderman Push Ups

Final Thoughts

So, there you have it – the full body single kettlebell workout that I’ll be completing over the next 30 days.

Admittedly, this isn’t for everyone, and I advise caution if you wish to follow this workout or even attempt Dan John’s 10,000 kettlebell swings.

You can of course change the rep and set-schemes depending on your own strength and fitness levels.

What I will say is that a focus on kettlebell swings, and these types of circuits will have untold benefits.

I often look at various pieces of equipment and typically label one exercise as the “best”.

And in my mind (and probably many other people’s) the swing is the king of all single kettlebell exercises.

In terms of conditioning, fat loss, athleticism, grip strength, muscle recruitment, and whittling down your waistline you’d be hard-pushed to find a better exercise.

So, this is me for the next 30 days, but what about you?

I’d love to hear from you guys and gals.

Have you ever tried 30-day exercise challenges?

Have you ever completed the 10,000 kettlebell swing workout?

Drop me a line in the comments section below and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

Thank you for reading.

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14 thoughts on “My Full Body Single Kettlebell Workout For Lockdown No.2”

  1. 16kg for women ROFLOL, I couldn’t even get that off the ground. 2Years ago I decided I was up to a kettlebell (just because I thought I would have more grip on it than on my dumbbells), so I went to the sports store and asked for a 2 kg kettlebell. Credit to the shop assistant that he didn’t burst into laughing. What did I know.

    Anyway, I did buy the lowest weight, which is 4kg, but still don’t use it often. I know that I won’t get much further if I don’t practise, but my body protests to often.

    That’s the reason I am not doing the kettlebell swing anymore (sorry, Partha, I haven’t banned just the squat, but the swing as well). I really need professional guidance first before trying it again, because I suspect my posture is not right. Or maybe it is but my back just won’t let me anymore, which is also a possibility.

    You do inspire me to keep on working on my exercise routines and you reminded me (once more) that I need to push myself at times a little bit. I don’t need to be obsessive, but baby steps are steps as well. 😀

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    • Aww Hannie, how sweet, a 4kg kettlebell, that’s what I call a paperweight, LOL.

      I jest.

      Firstly, I would always say that you should speak to an appropriate medical professional before starting any new exercise regime.

      With that said, I would rate the kettlebell swing right up there as one of the best exerises ever. Once performed correctly, there is little chance of injury, and it is also likely to dramatically improve your overall health and wellbeing.

      A couple of tips I can offer – initially you will need to learn the hip-hinge correctly. Once again, one of the greatest movements to perform for our overall health.

      The best way I can describe this is to stand with your back facing a wall and about 12 inches away. Place your hands on your upper thighs and bend at the hips and run your hands down your legs until they are at knee level or just below.

      The aim is keep your spine in perfect alignment, so don’t hunch forward and allow the back to arch.

      At the same time push your butt backwards until it touches the wall – this is the most important part of the hip hinge, your butt should be moving backwards while keeping your spine perfectly aligned.

      Just keep practicing that move until you have it perfected. You can check this video to see what I mean.

      Next, I’m actually a great proponent on performing exercises without the weights or equipment first to hone perfect technique. So, even pretending to do kettlebell swings without a kettlebell would be fantastic.

      Obviosuly start out with a low number such as 5-10 and just work up until you feel you have the technique perfected.

      However, everything comes from being able to perform the perfect hip-hinge as shown in the video above.

      I’m so glad I inspire you in some way Hannie, and I must say, hearing your stories and seeing how well you’ve done over the past few years definitely inspires me too.

      Partha

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      • A paperweight huh? What do you think about my 1kg dumbbells then, I wonder. ROFLOL

        As for the medical advice. Of course you say that, as you should. But I have 2 reasons to avoid the Spanish doctors for as long as I can: they will describe pills no matter what (giving me the suspicion that is one of the reasons Spain can’t control the virus – everybodies immune system is down).

        And the other reason is I can’t even make an appointment at the moment. Only if I have something related to the virus. All other health care has come to a standstill.

        But don’t worry, I am careful. You explain it very well. Plus, I still hear the lessons from my physiotherapist in my head. 🙂

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        • Hahaha, sorry Hannie I couldn’t resist.

          I will say nothing about your 1kg dumbbells – they’re probably like cufflinks for me, LOL.

          No, as I always say to you, I love the fact that you are active, and whatever you are doing is great for your health.

          I hear you about the Doctors, etc. and I’m definitely not one for medication either. In fact, I believe I have only ever visited my GP once in over 30 years.

          Even with my back injury I knew what it was through experience, and I was lucky enough to have private medical insurance, so I went striaght to a physiotherapist and then into hospital.

          I’m glad you understand the importance of being sensible, you should just carry on being you Hannie. I think you’re doing amazing living such a enriched and active life.

          Partha

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      • Oh, and I forgot, thanks for the video tip. Now I also could see how much 12inch is, because your measurements mean nothing to me, as a centimeter and kilo person. 🙂

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  2. Ireland is experiencing its second lockdown as well, and it SUCKS! It’s a good thing that I came across your full body kettlebell workout because otherwise, I’d have to exsert my self with another lame pushup workout.

    I just bought my kettlebell like two weeks ago, but I haven’t used it much because I only know a couple of exercises.

    Your training regime seems like something I would want to (not want to) try, and I’ll gladly update you on how it went. Hopefully, I’ll still be alive by then 😀

    By the way, do you recommend combining kettlebell workouts with sandbag ones, or should I keep them separate?

    Thanks for taking the time to craft such a fantastic post, my friend. I highly appreciate and admire the dedication that you have for your readers!

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    • Hi Gorjan,

      Thanks for stopping by again.

      Well you’ll know exactly how I feel about our 2nd lockdown then, although in truth I’ve actually settled into a nice routine over the past week, so at the moment I’m kind of enjoying lockdown. We’ll see how I feel in a couple of weeks though, LOL.

      Great to hear that you’re now the proud owner of a kettlebell, and I can tell that it’s definitely one of the most fantastic pieces of workout equipment you can possess.

      It allows you to raise your metabolism, burn body fat, build muscle and strength, and is absolutely fantastic for core stability and strength.

      To be honest, I don’t think you really need too many exercises with a kettlebell to begin with, as even the basic exercises I’m doing in my lockdown workout will give you a great base.

      The kettlebell swing is probably the most famous of kettlebell exercises, as you see in my article it hits just about every muscle in the body.

      However, swings can still be performed in a variety of ways (as can every other exercise) – tha standard two-handed kettlebell swing, one-handed swings, swing to chest level, swing to eye level, and the more American version of swinging the kettlebell overhead.

      The exercises I am performing hit the four most basic movement patterns – squat, hip hinge, push, and pull.

      So, starting out with kettlebells that’s pretty much all you need.

      As well as the main lifts I’ve included here, you can of course perform any isolation exercises that you usually would with dummbells, e.g. bicep curls, lateral raises, tricep extensions, etc.

      As for working out with a kettlebell and a sandbag, the more the merrier I say, LOL.

      It does depend on your overall fitness goals, but a workout mixing sandbags and kettlebells would be fantastic for fat burning/conditioning, core stability and strength, and mobility. So, you would certainly have a more athletic look and feel about you if you trained in this way for an extended period of time.

      I note you’ve already visited my sandbag article, but you can certainly check it out again to get some more ideas of exercises ===>Sandbag Workout Routines.

      Thanks
      Partha

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  3. Mate, I’ve just discovered a new form of a push-up! A Spiderman push-up! Awesome. I’m surprised that I haven’t bumped into it earlier. This is definitely something that I’ll try out because it seems to be very engaging for the core muscles.

    Also, I wanted to say that I follow your 30-day kettlebell challenge because I’m interested in your results and opinion. I’ve never exercised with kettlebells so this would be a great insight into this routine from someone who seems to share the same view on exercising.

    I dig what you’re doing when you say that you pause before pushing another squat. That’s exactly what I used to do. It just feels like muscles are getting a proper extension and when you lift back up, you definitely feel a lot more pressure and get that extra pump by the end of the exercise.

    Moreover, the whole routine that you’re describing here sounds awesome and I can’t wait to give it a try. It’s easy to perform, does not take too much time, nor do you need a lot of equipment (a single kettlebell!), and the benefits are probably extremely satisfying as well.

    As you said, you already feel tighter and more solid muscles, which is a great sign LOL.

    I’ll follow your updates and will be back to see what you have to say after the challenge is finished. I would like to try something like this as well, and I would appreciate if you keep us updated till the end.

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    • Oh Ivan,

      I’m disappointed in you not knowing about spiderman push ups, LOL.

      Firstly, yes they’re absolutely fantastic for core activation and stability, plus spiderman push ups are also better for muscularity and strength.

      As you spend much of the movement with only 3 points touching the floor (two hands and one foot) this obviously makes the move much tougher than standard push ups, and probably harder than decline push ups to (plus you have to try decline spiderman push ups and see the type of pump you get from that).

      Of course, I’ll keep you informed about my progress with the 30-day challenge. I’m quite surprised that I’m a week in now and I can definitely feel the benefits, but no aches and pains that may have been expected.

      With that said, a lot of my training over the last year and a half has been farily repetitive and of extremely high-volume, so I guess my body has become used to it.

      However, since the last lockdown and going back to the gym, I have stepped back on the high-volume and concentrated much more on very heavy strength training (typically the “big lifts” for 3-5 reps for 3-5 sets, 4 days a week), while eating like a horse.

      Due to the amount of conditioning work I did during the last lockdown I lost a fair amount of strength, although not much size (but I’m not actually the biggest guy in the world, but even so, I’ve always been recognised and complimented for my strength).

      This is probably why I say I feel tighter and firmer, LOL. I’m never out-of-shape, but all the strength training and eating of the last 4 months means I don’t feel as “tight” as during the last lockdown, Hahaha. I trust you get what I mean.

      It’s always good to hear from you Ivan, and of course I’ll keep updating you and everyone on my progress.

      Thanks
      Partha

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  4. Hi Partha,

    When I went back to the gym after they re-opened in lockdown , I started using the kettle bell quite a lot. It really did help me and I could feel myself getting stronger with it. So, as you can imagine I was gutted when the gyms closed and I can’t use the kettle bell anymore, so I’m not going to be able to do your challenge until the gyms re-open again.

    Unless you can recommend something else as a substitute for the kettle bell that I could use at home?

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work.

    All the best,

    Tom

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    • Hi Tom,

      Thanks for your comments.

      That’s a shame, but I obviously know how you feel about the gyms closing down.

      I don’t think there’s anything that comes close to mirroring what you can achieve with a kettlebell, simply due to the stability and centre of gravity of this fantastic piece of equipment.

      Don’t get me wrong you can mimic kettlebell exercises with a dumbbell and vice versa, but I will say that are completely different pieces of exercise equipment.

      Due to the “strange centre of gravity” of a kettlebell you will generally find most exercises a lot harder using a kettlebell than a dumbbell of the exact same weight.

      I actually quite enjoy the instability of working with a kettlebell, much the same as when I perform sandbag workout routines.

      Yes, dumbbells and barbells are great, but you kind of know what to expect when you train with them. The other forms of training, especially kettlebells bring that “instability” factor into the equation, which in a way keeps the body guessing.

      I would recommend purchasing a kettlebell yourself to ahve at home, but I think we both know that workout equipment has been pretty scarce in the UK over the past few months.

      I know you enjoy your bodyweight workouts Tom, and I obviously think this is great way to train anyway.

      Well, here’s hoping the gyms open fairly soon, but if not, keep yourself active and stay with the bodyweight training. You’ll achieve some awesome results.

      Partha

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  5. Hey Partha, it certainly takes a fully dedicated person or should I say athlete to put the body through its paces as you do.

    Over the 30 days, your body surely has taken a bashing with the number of reps that you include.

    I remember using the Kettlebell a while back now and not sure what weight it was, but it was heavy and I don’t remember doing the kettlebell swing. We had one on each arm and just lifted from the floor, but we didn’t get much out of the exercise because it almost killed us.

    The kettlebell swing does seem like it’s not so hard on the body but I’m sure that is not the case.

    With all these challenges you put your body through surely it screams out for more intense workouts otherwise doesn’t it sort of shutdown to a certain degree?

    The misses, she has been a dedicated gym-goer up until the lockdown and this is somebody I thought just wouldn’t take to that form of exercise. Just goes to show you what I know.

    Great post and don’t push the body so hard!

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    • Hahaha, Great to hear from you Mick.

      Oh, so much truth in your comment here, and yet so much that makes me giggle.

      It’s funny you talk about the “body screaming out for more intense workouts” once you get into a habit of performing exercise this way.

      I actually thought his for many years myself too, I would constantly be upping the intensity and pushing myself harder. And I’m talking post injury and even in the last few years as well.

      Luckily, my body (and me) survived, although I typically always had the tiniest of aches and pains, but I took this as something completely normal for someone who trains so hard.

      I will also admit that I’m slightly obsessive in nature, and this is with everything, not just just exercise. So, I can often find myself in the mindset of “just one more rep” or “just push yourself a little harder”.

      It wasn’t until this year really, and especially halfway through our first lockdown in the UK, that I finally started giving the body a chance to REALLY heal.

      Since around May 2020 I’ve probably worked out less than than any other 6-month period in at least the last 25 years, and in truth it hasn’t made that much of difference to me physically. However, mentally I feel a lot better now (although I was obsessing for a while because I was taking it “so easy”).

      Nevertheless, me being me, I still feel the need every once in a while to push the body and set myself a challenge, but I’m be sure to take a week off after this 30-day period.

      LOL, I apologise Mick, I’m still laughing at your experience with kettlebells. But, they are strange implements and they certainly are great conditioning tools.

      Funnily enough, just thinking about your background, they were actually reintroduced into popular culture in the year 2000 because the US Military and Special Forces started using kettlebells in their training.

      As for the kettlebell swing, probably the most well-known kettlebell exercise – considering how many different muscles of the body it works, and how fantastic it is for strenth, conditioning, and building lean muscle, it’s actually fairly low impact, so not much chance of injury if performed with good technique and perfect form.

      Lovely to hear the missus enjoys the gym and working out. Who knows maybe you can both get into some kettlebell training soon.

      Partha

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