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I am going to add some calisthenics to the kettlebell swing mix

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I am really loving my two-handed, heavy-kettlebell, swing routine but I also plan to add some simple Army-style calisthenics to the mix in addition to slow jogging, indoor cycling, and indoor rowing.

I am going to add some calisthenics to the kettlebell swing mix

Chris Abraham as a Saint Louis JROTC Ranger

When I was a young lad, I was a member of Saint Louis School's elite JROTC Ranger Club and not only did we practice L ambushes, staggered coulumns, silent movement, and even tank identification based on profile, but we also worked our asses off doing side-straddle hops (AKA jumping jacks), loads and loads of pushups, sit-ups, and other Army PT-style calisthenics, including lots and lots of running and humping. 

As you know, I am pretty obsessed with the two-handed kettlebell swing—and I plan to keep on keeping in with a relatively heavy-but-lazy routine with my 20kg, 24kg, 32kg, and 40kg cast iron kettlebells from Kettlebells USA—I really think I need to also add some unlazy exercises such as:

  • 8-Count Body Builder
  • Angel of Death
  • Bend and Reach
  • Bent Leg Body Twist
  • Bottoms Up
  • Burpee
  • Extend and Flex
  • Flutter Kick
  • High Jumper
  • Knee Bender
  • Leg Circular
  • Leg Tuck
  • Leg Tuck And Twist
  • Mountain Climber
  • Overhead Arm Pull
  • Power Jump
  • Prone Row
  • Pushups
  • Rower
  • Scissors
  • Side-Straddle Hop
  • Single Leg Over
  • Single Leg Push Up
  • Situps
  • Squat Bender
  • Squat Thrust
  • Squats
  • V-Up
  • Verticals
  • Windmill

That's a lot of calisthenics and I know I will be hit or miss with these daliances away from the daily bread swinging heavy as much as plausible every day. I will stick very hard and very tight with that, but I will add, to this base, the erg, the SkiErg, the slow jogs, and all the callisthenics. Especially with the pushups and the ab work: who doesn't need to be good at pushups and situps? And side-straddle hops!

Chris Abraham as a Saint Louis JROTC Ranger

Jul 24, 2020 08:50 PM | Comments (0)
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