John F Doyle’s Adventure Blog

March 26, 2009

Kettlebells!

Filed under: interests — johnfrederickdoyle @ 4:30 am
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I started using a kettlebell for core strength last year. I weigh 150 lbs. (68 kg) and bought a 20 kg kettlebell. I use it once a week – single arm swings, cleans and presses. I am not trying to get massive biceps or six-pack abs, just a good solid core. The results in my running have been astounding. I do a track workout once or twice a month and run a 1/4 mile (one lap of my local dirt track) in 68 seconds. Two laps and I start to slow, and a mile comes in at 5:30. I have been visiting the track for 4 years and my biggest speed gains came after I started using the kettlebell. Oh yeah, I’m 51 years old.

I great site for kettlebell workouts is Dr. Mark Cheng’s Kettlebells Los Angeles. For more hardcore training try Pavel Tsatsouline’s Power By Pavel.

 

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