A Rather Humbling Workout

Well, check one’s ego at the door: Double Kettlebell Front Squats…Tabata Style. 20 seconds on, ten seconds off for four minutes WITH the joy of the bells constantly pulling me forward so the stomach pressure builds up so much I couldn’t breath right and…

Oh, I’m sure the Interwebs superstars can do this for 18 reps each 20 seconds with double 106s. I did this with 16ks. The plan was for 20ks, but wisdom came ahead of things for once. It is a great, great workout. Yes, better than barbell Front Squats Tabata Style! I finished this up with some serious Get Up work and tried, again, to master the Bretzel. I can teach it…can’t do it.

There is an insight here. So many things look easy on the web or on paper, but the doing makes it difficult. Clarity in a workout often comes, not by discussion, but by doing. The hard part of the whole thing is that my new intern, Mike, had to watch this display of an athlete dying young. It wasn’t awful, but it is certainly on the path to awful. So, I think I figured out my new leg workout. I have been looking for a way to get around the hip injury. I should note that Double Kettlebell Front Squats make my hips feel better, not worse.

I’m also thinking that my hip is getting better. Foam rolling, ball rolling, and that kind of thing helps. Well, I’ll be…

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