Kettlebell & Single Leg Strength

I have to say, I’m not impressed with these few days of snow we’ve been subjected to.

I’m not a member of a gym anymore so I don’t have access to a treadmill anymore, and I’m not risking running when the streets are full of snow / ice like they are.

The snow came on Monday and there was more on Tuesday, now today the snow is starting to freeze, to make icy pavements. I decided I’d postpone my Tuesday run to Wednesday, but realistically I knew I wouldn’t get out for a run today either. Grrrr.

There maybe are some clear bits out and about, but I’m not going to risk it. I decided instead, to do a simple strength workout after work instead.

Kettlebells and Single Leg work

I used my seconds timer, a 16kg and a 12kg kettlebell and a 12.5kg dumbbell (for the Clean n presses).

At the end I added, a short 3 rounds of single leg work, just over 40 minutes of strength. I managed 10-12 Press Ups, 8 Clean n presses, and 18-22 reps for the 50 second exercises.

Now here’s a new addition to my Garagym.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to lose 10kg? Or even, have you ever wondered what it’s like to workout with 10 extra kilos on your body?

Well, I got myself a weight vest… specially made for women, it holds up to 15 x 1kg bars, and I had 10 in it tonight (just for the single leg work).

It’s easy to add or remove weight to the vest, but I thought I’d start with 10kg to not overdo it. So it felt like I was 10kg heavier, whilst I was doing, 3×10 each side:

– Single Leg Deadlift
– Single Leg Split squat
– Reverse Lunges

I definitely noticed a difference with 10kg strapped to me.

I’m not sure why I was smiling here, I probably wasn’t smiling when I was doing the workout. 😉

This week will probably change to something along the lines of this:

Mon: Squat Strength
Tue: Rest
Wed: KB & Single Leg Strength
Thu: AM run intervals PM Run coaching TBC
Fri: Deadlift Strength
Sat: 17-18M 9:08
Sun: Rest

I’ll need to see what the pavements are like on Thursday though – I might swap my am run for a spin (or a lie in!)

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