I cannot even begin to tell yinz how unbelievably mad I am that some freak storm came across and SLAMMED the east coast days before my departure to New York City. I am still supposed to be flying into Newark New Jersey this Friday to book it to the Big Apple for an epic weekend kettlebell adventure, but due to some interesting weather conditions that have caused mass amounts of chaos on this side of the states, yours truly is left in limbo.
I deserve an award for having the worst luck with flights. Seriously, a FRANKENSTORM?!?!?!?
When I get this irritated though, I choose to channel my anger into something healthy and more productive. Based on the fact that I may be in the Burgh this weekend AND based on the fact that I wanted to swing kettlebells at mother nature for being inappropriately destructive, I decided to come up with a swing routine that cycles up and down in weight as well as up and down in timed intervals. I created what I have called a “cyclone swing routine” based on the massive cyclone of doom, hurricane Sandy. Try out this storm of a workout for yourself!
Cyclone Swing Cycles
cycle 1. 30 seconds of 24kg two arm swings followed by 30 seconds of rest.
cycle 2. 40 seconds of 20kg two arm swings followed by 20 seconds of rest.
cycle 3. 45 seconds of 16kg two arm swings followed by 15 seconds of rest.
Start at the bottom with cycle one and move right into the next two cycles. Repeat cycle three and work your way back down. You will then start with cycle one and go back up through to cycle three. The routine should follow this patter: cycle 1, cycle 2, cycle 3, cycle 3, cycle 2, cycle 1, cycle 1, cycle 2, cycle 3, etc. Do these swing cycles for a total 20 minutes.
If Hurricane Sandy has upset you as much as it has upset me, I can assure you that this swing cycle will help you overcome your stress with the weather delays/fight cancellations/transit nightmares/serious residential damage. And that’s real talk, ya heard?
Remember to eat smart, train hard, and enjoy your life, and keep everyone in NYC and New Jersey in your thoughts and prayers as they plan to recover from this bugger of a storm.