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Strength Training Update: Kettlebells!

Strength Training Update: Kettlebells!

b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC_0173.JPGMy personal trainer changed my workout around for the next two weeks. This time he wants me to use something I never used before… kettlebells.

There are four sets of training that I need to complete every other day. The first set focuses on speed and involves the kettlebells. He gave me exercises including squats, swings, rows and thrusters. I have to do three sets, 10 reps each.

The next set of workouts are for endurance. They include pull ups, pushups and sit-ups. I have to do two sets of these exercises.

The third set of exercises involves muscle building. These were the most difficult for me. The exercises are done with a smith machine and barbell. Exercises include squats, chest press and rows. These must be done in sets of three, with eight reps each.

Finally, I finish with abdominal exercises like the plank.

This workout is tiring but I think i'm starting to see results, but slowly. In order to get my body fat percentage down to the lower teens, I have to work hard. It's funny, a lot of people tell me that losing the weight was the hard part. I don't know, the strength training is not easy either! Don't get me wrong, I do like it, but it's a different style of exercise than what I'm used to.

b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC_0154.JPGMy trainer will check my body fat percentage with calipers in a few weeks. Hopefully, the body fat percentage will be better by the next appointment. I think my percentage was around 19 last time. Hopefully, it will be lower than that!

Here are a few more workout photos. Check out my friend's website, he's an awesome photographer!

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