I am rising a loaf of pumpernickel bread in the kitchen, and...
Better still, I purchased a 70 pound Cap Kettlebell and proceeded to worked out like a vicious beast at my gym this evening. This was my drill list
- Dumbell bench press
- Turkish Get Up
- Sumo Chin (facing the wall)
- Clean and press
I benched with a pair of 70 pound dumbells. The Gireviks are quite correct. The 70 pound dumbell is a lot lighter than 70 pound kettlebell. I would invite you to lift and see. I used my 60 pounder in the Halo, Swing, and Sumo Chin. I used the 70 pounder in the Swing and the Sumo Chin. I can't halo with the 70 pounder just yet. Soon! Very soon!
More important than any of this was my success with the Turkish Get Up. I was able to perform 5 good reps with each arm using the 20lb kettlebell for the first time. For the very first time, I felt as if I was performing this exercise with good control and decent form. I did not bang-up my knee caps, which is an important thing to a surgically repaired dude like me.
Best of all, my hands feel pretty decent. My left feels normal, and my right is just a little numb. I am pretty happy about that.
Furthermore, an unidentified female entered the crossfit gym, and just felt an overwhelming compulsion to man-handle one of my balls. She grabbed the 60 and asked how much it weighed. I told her 60. She felt compelled to try swinging it, and she did a pretty good job for 6 or 7 reps. I was impressed.
You know that is an extremely flirtatious thing to do. She was trying to send the message that she was a good strength match for me. We'll see. I didn't feel a particular synastry reaction with this woman.