Today's workout was brutal combination of Russian and Japanese fitness secrets. Kettlebell exercises (from Russia with love) combined with Tabata intervals. 400 reps of swings, snatches, and a few squats, using the 35 pound, 53 pound, and 70 pound kettlebell.
Did some warmup rounds with the 35 and then moved to the 53. Used it for swings and snatches and did some swings with the 70 (no snatches with the 70 today).
In exactly 20 minutes I did 404 total reps.
I also used my new Gym Boss Interval Timer. I finally got around to ordering one of those the other week. I highly recommend it. Grab it at: www.GymBoss.com
The Gym Boss is simple, but really helpful for doing timed intervals, especially the 20-on, 10-off Tabata style intervals.
I'm also going to use it to test my theory that you can get just as good results doing 15-on, 15-off as you can using the 20-10 system.
I did that workout this morning and then I filmed a couple of TT workouts OUTSIDE in the snow. I'll post those on Youtube this week. They are funny, and Bally The Dog has a starring role in both videos.
Later in the afternoon, I had a piece of peanut brittle. The last piece left over from Christmas. My friend Tom Venuto, from www.BurnTheFat.com, was asking me to share the "treats" I had over Christmas.
To be honest, I had quite a few. But I ate them in small bits. No "going overboard gluttony" for me. Here's the run-down.
On most days, I had 4-5 pieces of chocolate covered peanut brittle. That stuff should be outlawed. On Christmas day, I had two pieces of an ice cream dessert. And some chocolate treats.
I also got a small pack of chocolate covered nuts and ate those before New Years.
Finally, one night we watched "The Dark Knight", and I had a Coke and some pringles.
So there you go. Quite a few holiday treats. But I swear I didn't gain an ounce of fat. Thanks to the Turbulence Training Lifestyle. Allows you to be quite flexible with nutrition and workouts.
Overall, a great holiday season!
Happy New Year,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS