|My cat Ziggy likes kettlebells, too.|
Ironically, the fact that kettlebells are so fun and so versatile can pose problems. At least, they did in my case. I found myself changing up my kettlebell routines far too often, just because I wanted to try new things. While variety can be a good thing, it can also work against you. There's something to be said for doing the same things over and over. Consistency counts.
|Swings in the park!|
In an effort to cure by Kettlebell Attention Deficit Disorder (KADD?), for the past several months I've only concentrated on a few basic kettlebell and bodyweight exercises...
- Turkish Get-Ups
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I do Turkish Get-Ups and Pull-Ups.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday I do Swings and Dr. Stuart McGill's Big 3 Core Exercises.
I do Push-Ups and about 10 minutes of yoga daily.
Occasionally, I'll throw something else into the mix; usually Goblet Squats. But the above has been the basis for my workouts for the last six months or so.
|TGUs in a faux gangsta environment.|
There's a reason I chose the exercises I did. They work. And doing them a lot and often makes them work even better.
Have I become bored? No. In fact, I've grown to love the grind of doing the same things over and over. There's something almost Zen-like about it.
Am I still getting results? If by "results" you mean getting stronger and leaner, then yes.
I plan to stick with the basics for the foreseeable future, adding moves such as Snatches and Goblet Squats here and there. But since I'm still improving, I have no intention of making any drastic changes anytime soon. As they say, if it ain't broke...