Kettlebell Workout & Party Weekend!

by Kristine on July 12, 2010

in Blog, Family, Food Products, News, Facts, Fitness, Workouts

Ok, I can breathe now!  A weekend of chaos!  Wakeboarding, family in town and Sienna’s (our 2 year old) Birthday party!

Firstly, I’ll show you a breath-taking view of what we see when we’re on the lake wakeboarding!  Can’t beat that!

 
Me on the boat!
 

After the rough (yeah right!) weekend of some wakeboarding, it was time to get prepped for Sienna’s party.  I was up late Sat night making all the salads (all healthy of course!)  I did a Date/Pecan Quinoa Salad (a recipe of my own I’ll post soon), Shrimp & Orzo (from Barefoot Contessa), Greek Salad (my own simple recipe) & Spinach & Strawberry Salad (from Best of Bridge cookbook).  We also grilled up turkey burgers and lean beef burgers.

Everyone LOVED these baked chip-like things from Costco.  BBQ flavor, they were pretty good!

Here are a couple other highlights….the Fruit Arrangement Bouquet

 
The Cake!  In the Night Garden Theme…one of her favorite cartoons….made by myself and her grandma

Our little family! I couldn’t get a strawberry out of her hand the whole day!  She must’ve eaten like 10!!!

I was so ready for a workout this morning after all the food! Did some cardio.  I was actually still a bit sore from Friday’s bootcamp workout…tons of sprints! Plus all the wakeboarding.

I don’t know if any of you have tried Kettlebells yet, but it is a GREAT workout.  There is an awesome instructor in my town (Petra) and her workouts are tough, and I love them.  I would never suggest just picking up kettlebells and swinging them around, you definitely need to get the form down or you will hurt yourself, especially your back.  Once you know how to do it, here is a great full body kettlebell workout….

THE LADDER OF PAIN!

Total Body Kettlebell Workout- Ladder of Pain. 10 strength sets / 10 reps
Kettlebell 1-Arm Swing (weak side) 10 reps superset with KB Deep Squat – 10 reps
Kettlebell 1-Arm Swing (strong side) 10 reps superset with KB Deep Squats – 10 reps
Kettlebell 1-Arm Clean (Weak side) 10 reps superset with KB Deep Squats – 10 reps
Kettlebell 1-Arm Clean (Strong Side) 10 reps superset with KB Deep Squat – 10 reps
Kettlebell 1-Arm Snatch (Weak side) 10 reps superset with KB Deep Squats – 10 reps
Kettlebell 1-Arm Snatch (Strong Side) 10 reps superset with KB Deep Squats – 10 reps
Kettlebell 1-Arm Squat / Upright Row (Weak Side)10 reps
Full Situps with Kettlebell reach over toes – 10 reps
Kettlebell 1-Arm Squat / Upright Row (Strong Side) 10 reps
Full Situps with Kettlebell reach over toes – 10 reps

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Have a great Monday!

xo Kristine

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • *phoebe*

    the lake view is breathtaking! I wish I could be there!

  • Kristine

    Heather, glad you have a lake nearby too. This one is only 10 min from our house! Your hubby should try kettlebells! A lot of men love it too.

    Thanks Kassondra! We try! haha. Love your avi, your so pretty!

    Hey Eden! Thanks! Another tip about kettlebells is always keeping your heels planted in the ground and your back flat! In the future I'll probably do some sort of kettlebell video…its still so new to most people.

  • Eden

    aw… it precious to see those photos of you and your fam.
    Love the kettlebell workouts! I have no clue how to use them so it was helpful to read this!

  • kassondra

    you and your family look so happy 🙂 makes me smile, nice work out!!!!!

  • Heather (Where’s the Beach)

    What a gorgeous lake view. We finally made it to the lake this past weekend too. So much fun. Glad you had a great weekend. My husband wants to try a kettlebells so bad.

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