Sometimes I get frustrated with my strength training workouts. Sometimes I feel disappointment in the weight I'm using. That it's not heavy enough. I think I should be lifting heavier. I hate when I feel that way.
Most of the time I'm very happy with the weight I push, pull, press, or whatever. But some exercises always feel challenging. Like double kettlebell front squats. I hate double kettlebell front squats (maybe an attitude change would make me love them more?). But the truth is I've always hated them. And why do I hate them? Because they are always, always, hard for me!
Every time I do them using the 12k's I feel like a wimp. I'll be doing my work out and saying Mary Ellen you should go heavier you're a wimp. Now, I can do double front squats using the 14k's and 16k's but I hate them, so I don't. I always go to the 12k's (almost all the time).
Anyway, after some mobility work, pistol practice and 3 sets of 20 swings with the 20k here's the double kettlebell workout I did today using the 12k's:
1. 3 Swings
2. 3 Cleans
3. 3 Squats
4. 1 seesaw press
Do #1 thru #4 before putting the bells down, rest as needed, repeat five times. That is one set. I continued for three sets total. And I finished with 2 more sets of 20 swings with the 20k.
So, by now I'm feeling pretty darn awesome and thinking what the heck that I used the 12k's! I just had a dynamite challenging workout! I feel good!
Again, I remind myself that what's good enough for me is good enough for me...
and that, my friend, is all I'm after...
I'm not such a wimp after all!
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