Even when we shift our mindset & application from Workout to Practice, we still face the danger of encountering Burnout & Boredom . . . two bumbling scoundrels we never want to face in group or alone. All too often we think in sets & reps & schemes & themes, and all too often we linger there too long.
One method to outwit these dastardly & buffoonish scoundrels is to string together a routine to foil their likely ambush & inevitable sabotage. As with anything that works, this isn’t the only way, but it is a way when a way is undeniably needed.
The video below, Kettlebell Routine Practice, strings together several movements that will keep your muscles firing, and add a seductive amount of variety to your established discipline.
- The first movement is a Kettlebell Deadlift, very easy with this low of a weight, but a good introduction nonetheless.
- Next, we engage our delts in a high pull, of sorts.
- Then, we drop into an Ass-to-Grass Squat, and roll onto our back.
- Rock forward, still holding the Kettlebell at the high-pull level, and stand in one fluid motion.
- Another Ass-to-Grass Squat sets us up for a weighted jump.
- Safely park the Kettlebell and align yourself for a KB Snatch.
- At the apex of the Snatch, step forward into a lunge with the opposite leg.
- Recover by standing, then lower the Kettlebell slowly to your shoulder.
- Single-arm Swing to mid-air-switch and repeat the Snatch-to-Lunge on the other side.
- Park the Kettlebell, snap, clap & celebrate (optional)
Again, this is just one method among many capable of beating the ambush set by Burnout & Boredom, and these movements are just an example of what we can string together to keep our muscles lively & happy.
Lift well & often,