Sunday, March 25, 2012

Kettlebell Lockdown

I've been skimming through Kettlebell for Dummies and came to this part:

Whenever you travel with your kettlebell in your car, no matter the distance, you need to secure it because an unsecured kettlebell could easily become a dangerous projectile. The easiest way to do so is to give your bell its own seat and strap the seat belt through the handle to secure it. (39)
Usually, I put my kettlebell in the trunk but also put it in the backseat. I was a little bit amused by securing the kettlebell until I remembered reading in Tina Turner's autobiography, I think, about a musician who got impaled by his saxophone.

Yeah, it's all fun and games until...

My new passenger:

Got to the studio this morning and Chip said We have a new teacher for the remedial class. What to say? Chip likes to amuse. He's definitely jovial and reminds me of Rodney Dangerfield. Another classmate said that Chip reminds her of Don Knotts' character on The Andy Griffith Show.

Lauren subbed for Marisa and class was a bit disjointed as Lauren tried to deal with people who were taking their first kettlebell class and others who have more experience.

Lauren pretty much told me that the only way to get better at the clean is to keep *practicing. She also reminded me to make sure that I did the same hip snap that I'm doing while engaging in other maneuvers. She also introduced us to the windmill which I did on one side then forgot where I should place my feet. Barbara turned to me and said It's like triangle pose.

Me: Oh.

*Guess I should reference Saturday's post and, simply, exchange yoga for kettlebell.


  1. That is a REALLY GOOD tip about belting in the kettlebell.

  2. gingerzingi,

    Never would have thought of it on my own but, once I read it, my imagination took over as I imagined a 10 kg kettlebell possibly slamming into the back of my head...