The Jerk is an amazing way to work on your leg power!
Today’s workout incorporates 3 sets of double kettlebell jerks, broken up by a minute of active recovery with one of my favorite simple movement flows.
Most of my workout videos don’t tell you what kettlebell weight to use, however, I will usually give you guidance in terms of a pace. For today’s workout, select a kettlebell weight you can maintain a pace of 12-14 jerk repetitions per minute for each set. As always, be sure you can execute good technique at the weight you are lifting.
“Slow snatch” = 5 second hold at the bottom, 5 second hold at the top every repetition
We are getting Kettlebell Sport specific today. That means, training the kettlebell snatch for endurance! If you’ve never done a 10 minute snatch set, a “slow snatch” set is the perfect way to start. If you HAVE done a 10 minute snatch set before, a “slow snatch” set is the perfect way to test a heavier weight than you normally lift.
And if you hate snatching slow, guess what? You get to sprint it out with some speed snatches at the end of the workout. Plus I threw some farmer walks in there for good measure to make sure your forearms are totally smoked!
The possibilities for interval training are endless. You can come up with an infinite number of variations in work and rest intervals depending on your goals and whether you want to focus on strength, power, endurance, etc.
Today’s kettlebell workout is moderate amount of work with short rest, so I would suggest light to medium weight and focus more on speed and quality of repetitions than going heavy. If you want to go heavier, I would increase the rest time so you can ensure good form on the exercises.
The double half snatch is a very challenging exercise that can quickly become taxing on the lower back if you go to heavy. If you’ve never tried it before, I highly encourage you to stay very light. It will still get your heart rate up, don’t worry! 😉
Enjoy! As always, I love to hear from you so please tag me in your videos and let me know how the workout goes.
Tier = fancy word for decreasing number of repetitions.
Today’s workout is a double kettlebell complex that has 5 rounds with 1-2 minutes of rest in between. The first round is 10 repetitions of each exercise, the second round is 8 repetitions of each exercise, then 6, then 4, then 2. If you would like to add an extra challenge, you can increase kettlebell weight each round.
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