Wednesday, February 16, 2011

60# kettlebell swings

I decided to try and step my game up yesterday and use the 60# kettlebell instead of the 50 for the days Wod, since it was a short, AMRAP in 8 minutes.  Wow I couldnt believe the difference 10# lbs makes!  I think on my last set, on half of them I was only able to get the weight to my head, not over it.  I definately need to stay on the 50# KB for a while longer until I get my strength up some more! Let me also say that before we even started the Wod we did Snatch work and 5 minutes of max pullups, so I'm sure my arms were dead tired already by the time I got to that 60!

Tuesday's Wod:
5 min max pull ups or push ups

The Power Snatch

10 KB swings 60#
15 SDHP 60#
Rounds: 4

4 min rest

AMRAP 8 min
10 push press 65#
15 burpees
Rounds: 3


Anonymous said...

So, I just started working specifically with kettlebells and my mind is SPINNING at the thought of swinging a 60# KB! That feels crazy heavy for me - and huge! All that to say, you're awesome for giving it a go.

Heather said...

Thanks! Yeah I have been swinging the 50 for a while but wanted to try and step it up with something more challenging, um yeah it was! I will continue to use the 50 for speed wods, but will incorporate the 60 in for strength wods.