Kettlebell EDT week 1

Yesterday my wife and I completed our first kettlebell EDT workout that I spoke of in my last post, and let me say, after those hour and a half workouts, this was a breath of fresh air. The difference was most apparent when we finished, as I realized that I wasn’t angry that I’d just wasted 90 minutes and didn’t feel like I accomplished anything!

As a contrast, both my wife and I felt refreshed, relaxed, and energized at the completion of our EDT workout.  Maybe it’s my age, maybe it’s something else, but the continuous flowing movement of kettlebell exercises seems to be what my body reacts best to.  I wasn’t completely winded, but felt like I had more in me and could keep going if I had to.

OK, enough of the introspection.  On to the specifics.  Below you’ll find the break down of reps and weights for our first workout.  The first set of numbers are mine, the second my wife’s:

  1. Double KB swings – 16kg 5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5;  12kg 5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5
  2. KB seesaw press –    16kg 5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5;  12kg 4/4/4/4/4/3/3/3/3
  3. Floor press get-up sit-up – 16kg 5/5/5/5/5;  15lb dumbbell 3/3/3/3/3
  4. Double KB cleans – 24kg 5/5/5/5/5; 12kg 5/5/5/5/5
  5. Snatch (R) – 16 kg 5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5; 12kg 5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5
  6. Snatch (L) – 16 kg 5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5; 12kg 5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5

My total weight moved was 8500 lbs., while my wife’s total was 5217 lbs. 

For those of you not familiar with the floor press get-up sit-up, visualize the double kettlebell floor press, done with the legs straight.  Now complete the following:

  • Press the bells from the chest to the locked or extended position.
  • Sit-up, maintaining the bells in the overhead position, (similar to a turkish get-up)
  • Pause,
  • Then lie back, keeping the bells locked out,
  • Lower the bells to the starting position.
  • Repeat for target reps.

We accomplished this first workout in about 45 minutes.  Our goal is now to increase the reps, tighten up the rest periods, and perhaps jump up a kettlebell size.


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