Tuesday, December 02, 2014

250 swings and TT Contest #21

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Today's workout for ol' CB was done in Denver. I flew in yesterday, went for a swim in the heated outdoor pool at my hotel, and then had an early dinner at Chipotle. Got up today and hit the Colorado Athletic Club for KB Swings.

250 swings total for the workout, and that brings me to 1901 for my 5000-Swings-Before-New-Years challenge. I think I can hit 10,000.

I even used heavier KB's today.

50 reps with 60lbs
85 reps with 80lbs
95 reps with 70 lbs

(Please forgive if my math is off, but I know it was 250 total!)

Only thing missing from the hot tub was a time machine. 
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