Today we’re continuing on the fitness class review series.
And, I am happy to report, that I have not died yet.
I hope that is obviousl since I have the ability to type.
For the third installment of this series, I took a kettlebell class!
Have you guys ever worked with kettlebells? They’re kind of like a dumbbell.
Except they have only 1 weight at the end of a handle, not two weights with a little stick thing attaching them.
I know, I am really good at describing things.
One of the main differences between the two is that kettlebells centers of gravity shifts as you swing them around. Which torches lots of calories, and it also makes it a lot easier to transition between movements.
This wasn’t my first time using kettlebells (I love using them as a quick finisher to a strength training workout) but it was my first time taking a WHOLE CLASS on them.
I did something really stupid, and did a leg day at the gym the day before. So, when I got to class and the trainer said that we are pretty much doing all legs, I cried.
On the inside though. I want people to think I am t-u-f-f.
I may or may not have the grabbed the lightest weights possible though. Because, really, I am not t-u-f-f.
HOWEVER, I still got an epic workout of all epic-ness.
We started with, you guessed it, about a eleventy billion squats. I thought it was bad enough during Booty Barre, but this time we had a weight AND bodyweight.
Sidenote: The A/C was also BROKEN in the gym during this workout. Death.To.Taylor
We then transferred into waking lunges that also involved putting the kettle bells down and picking them up, while we travelled.
I am still puzzled by how to do this. Clearly this class was designed for people with coordination.
So, not me.
After that, we did a whole bunch more legs. And then we did some pushups, (evil) bicep curls, tricep extensions and upper body things. I like those.
They hurt less.
Then, the class was over and I was basically just a puddle, of what once was Taylor, on the floor.
And then I had to drive home and walk up the 3 flights of stairs to my apartment.
And then I hated the world.
But, this class, it was great!
I may be slightly biased because I already use, and ADORE, kettlebells. But, I found this class to be an AWESOME balance of strength training as well as cardio.
If you haven’t ever used a kettlebell, I really encourage you to try them. Your workouts may never be the same.
Plus, since you swing them around, it’s easier to go a little heavier than you would using a dumbbell.
Basically, you feel like “she-hulk.”