Once upon a time I could brag about my gym prowess. 5/6 days a week, heavy weight lifting, minimal cardio and an endless pursuit of legs and an ass to rival Katy Hearn.
Four years have passed since those days so I’ve got little-to-no right to bring it up, but like a White American Dad in his 50’s bragging about his college days in Soccer, I just can’t let it go. My life has changed a lot in four years and with that, my priorities have changed. Perhaps it’s to do with my age, but achieving a perfect body is no longer my goal. If i’m honest, I don’t have a goal, I just want to maintain how my body looks now with minimal effort. It’s fine, it does the job and i’m comfortable with how I look – what more could I ask for?
I recently bought a couple of kettlebells so that I could do some home workouts. Admittedly I’m still not working out as much as I probably should but it sure is more convenient than paying £45 a month for the gym. I put together a few 30 min kettlebell workouts that i’ve found have genuinely made me ache the next day and i’m of the opinion that’s a good sign!
As a rule, I do each activity for one minute, or one minute per arm/leg which comes in at about 28 minutes.
Kettle bell swings
Lunges (1 min per leg)
Clean and jerks (1 min per arm)
Repeat Swings, Deadlifts and Squats
Arms/Shoulders (and a little bit of back)
Single arm bicep curl (per arm)
Single arm shoulder press (per arm)
Single arm bent over rows (Per arm)
Halos (per side)
Over head tricep push
Windmills (per side)
Russian Twists Side Crunches (Per side)
Stretch - 5 Mins