Monday, May 9, 2011

21 day kettlebell program

So a little while back, I got a Kettlebell workout program, but was too lazy to do it. It was Josh Hillis' 21 Day Kettlebell Challenge.

Truth be told, I don't think I could have done it without the other people who started the same day as me. It only took me 15 days to realize they were both across the pond. Would get up,and they'd have it done already. I was like what?

Anyway. I tried the week before, and fried my legs. Even walked funny for a week. After a quick heal, I started the same time as them, and one other person. The third person was inspiration too, and I felt bad when she got sick and had to drop out.

So I started the program with 16kg, and 2 handed swings. Too easy, didn't feel worked out and my heart rate monitor agreed. Each day has a number of calories with it, and on 2 hand swings, I was around 1/2 to 2/3 that number. So I switched to 1 hand. closer but not enough. So I got a 20kg Kettlebell. I've been wanting one for a while. started swapping between the 16 and the 20, and after a few days switched to 1 hand with the 20kg. Man was that worth it.

Sadly, even though I kept my percentage of body fat, I've put on 10 lbs. The way the clothes fit, I don't think it was muscle either. Start at 240lbs, and finished at 250lbs.

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