Hope you all had a great St Patrick’s Day! Here in Belfast the celebrations where full of atmosphere as usual in the city and throughout the province. Andrew and I travelled all the way to Slemish Mountain
with the intent to film our climb to the top as a special St Paddy’s workout, but when we got there the place was so busy, we couldn’t even get parked, so it didn’t happen 🙁 Maybe next year! Still, we got a wee run out in the car and enjoyed the beautiful scenery anyway. Here’s a picture from the car as we approached Slemish Mountain (where St Patrick looked after his sheep).
So I’m back today with a brand new workout and it was pretty intense! I haven’t been slacking the last few days, I just took my two rest days together after 4 night duties over the weekend.
Yesterday I went into the gym and did some weights, pull ups, dips and a bit of running. The only reason I am running is because I’ve somehow got roped into doing a leg of the Belfast Marathon in May. As I never run, I thought it was about time I started building up my endurance. It’s hard work, but enjoyable!
Anyway, back to today’s workout. I decided to do something a little different, so I put together a Kettlebell Combo that would provide a good cardio burn, and this one certainly did. Between each round of exercises I had a short breather and then continued. I completed 8 rounds (a round being when the exercise combo has been completed on both sides), in approximately 15 mins. Don’t break until all 20 reps have been completed! Then start again and again and again lol
The exercise combo is as follows:
- 5 single handed kettlebell swings (right then left)
- 5 kettlebell cleans (right then left)
- 5 kettlebell push-presses (right then left)
- 5 kettlebell snatches (right then left)
This workout is very demanding in the upper body especially the shoulders, so make sure you’re well warmed up before hand. I didn’t want to exhaust my legs too much as I went to the treadmill after for a run (prep for the marathon again).
I hope to be back soon with another workout. I might even take you with me to the gym when I do my heavy leg session at the weekend.
Until next time.