Wednesday, March 25, 2015

30-Minute Kettlebell and BOSU Workout #workoutwednesday

Oh, hey.

It's Wednesday, which means it's #workoutwednesday.

It's also "What I Ate Wednesday"...

...but my workouts are far more interesting than my eats. Why? I taught my typical 60-minute Barre Fit class this morning (Example #1) (Example #2), and will head back to the gym tonight to sub our 30-minute Kettlebell/BOSU class. I'm really looking forward to it for a variety of reasons.

First up, I bought a new heart rate monitor. Well...just the strap. My old Polar died a few weeks ago, so I just bought the HRM strap that goes with my Garmin.

I've been missing this information in my Spinning class, and am anxious to see how my Garmin works in this way. Stereotypically used just for running purposes, I see that it will tell me heart rate/calories burned during normal workouts, too. But I guess it loads it into Garmin connect as a run.

I'm not picky about that. I don't care, really.
I just want to keep an eye on my heart rate and the calorie-burn info will be fun.

So, we'll see.

Reason #2 that I'm excited to teach tonight: It's been a long time since I've taught a kettlebell class. Like, before Evan was born. My strength workouts have consisted mostly of Barre and PiYo, so this Kettlebell/BOSU class will be different than anything I've done over the course of the past 9 months.

Here's what I've got planned:

If you choose to give this workout a go, please remember to be considerate of your own, unique fitness level. I can't be sure if this workout is right for you, so use your best judgement. And it goes without saying but I'll say it anyway—Check in with your doctor if there's any question as to whether or not you should be doing it.

Let me clarify a few things:

1) Remember, a kettlebell swing is NOT a squat. Hinge from those hips.

2) 3-Way Pushups: Put your left hand on the BOSU and your right hand on the floor, do the pushup, walk to the middle of the BOSU, do another pushup, then move to the left side of the BOSU. Repeat.

3) When you come into the reverse lunge out of your halo, the kettlebell should be on the outside of your leg that's in front.

4) When you plank on the BOSU, put your toes on the very top of the mound. Tap one foot on the ground, bring it back into plank position, then repeat with the other foot. Continue this for the duration of the minute.

Any other questions?
I have one for you:

Question: What was your workout today?


Nicole said...

Great workout! I did CrossFit today and our WOD was hang power cleans, burpees, and rowing - ouch!

Kate Scott said...

This looks great! I really need to add a Bosu and kettlebell to my home gym!

Kate Scott said...

Where would you recommend getting them?

adailydoseoffit said...

I would look for bells at stores that sell equipment...places like Target and Meijer. Sometimes even TJ Maxx. Better than ordering them because shipping adds up. I would, however, look online for a BOSU. They're not widely discounted, so just do a search. Shipping isn't bad because they arrive flat. They're expensive, but totally worth it. If I didn't have access to them at the gym, I would TOTALLY invest in one!

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