The Simple And Sinister Kettlebell Workout
Posted in Fitness on Apr 18, 2018
Someone asked me on Twitter some time ago if I was familiar with the Simple and Sinister kettlebell workout. I was not. Now it’s one of my go-to workouts. It’s remarkably simple, yet extremely hard and effective.
The workout is as follows: set a timer to alarm every minute on the minute, and do
The whole workout is fifteen minutes plus one minute of rest (5 minutes of swings and 10 minutes of TGU’s). It is longer than I prefer. Some days I just do the swings and finish in 5 minutes. I rarely work out more than 3-5 minutes except on weekends.
If you don’t know how to swing a kettlebell safely, don’t do this. If you don’t know what Turkish Get-Ups are, don’t do this. Learn with a coach. Safety first.
You can buy a book by Pavel Tsatsouline to learn more about the exercise and how to perform swings and get-ups. But it is not enough (and the pictures are of a man in black clothing swinging a black bell in a studio draped in black fabric, not a good choice).
You can search for Pavel Tsatsouline on YouTube and find a lot of good material from the man himself, too. But I advise you to get personal coaching.
Strange things happen when you train with a kettlebell. I can remember when I could barely do two-handed swings with a kettlebell half the weight that feels insignificant one-armed today.