sledgehammer training

Fighting Childhood Obesity Starts With All Parents

While the adults have fun at Kettlebell Kamp Brayden sits or plays by the wayside peering in on the wonderful things we do to be active. Of course we couldn't just leave him without having some of the fun too.
Here is a collection of Brayden Garon highlights.

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To go along with Brayden's cool demos here's a good one that I did recently and recommend you giving it a shot as well.
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Warmup:
3 Min. Double 3lb. Sledgehammer Combos

Workout: 5-10 Rounds of the following:
5 Kettlebell Clean & Presses/Jerks with a heavy bell
30 Heavy Swings barely making 30.

Try to get this workout done inside of 20 minutes.
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I always like to finish my workout with either a quick set of 4-5 short sprints and/or 20-30 min. of Synergy Flow which is my own specially designed yoga sequence that we do at Kettlebell Kamp. My personal version is a bit more ellaborate than our Kamp cooldown.

No matter what you do be sure to do something active every day. Bring your kids with you. Don't bother tossin them in the daycare. Workout with them. Teach them how to be active and how to have fun at the same time. Have a set time, at least 15-30 minutes every single day for this fun family exercising activity time. If you need tips and advice I would be honored to assist.

Remember the obesity stops with us. We control our children's future. We are their leaders. Lead them by leading yourself!

Synergy Kettlebell Training- Sledgehammer Effects

Today I performed a great 10 minute set with the 16 pounder and it felt great. I maintained between 32-35 reps per minute at a bodyweight of 68kg. The only thing to really get hard taxed was my forearms. I did find a good way to relax them in mid swing that seemed to do the trick.

My wife Lisa actually was behind the vid cam doing the exact same thing with the 8 pound sledge and said when it was all over that she could have gone for 20 min. So that's exactly what we'll do in a few days when it's sledge day again. :)

This is a great full body conditioning and core drill if you get into it.  My left (non-dominate) swing needs some work, but that will come.
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In case you want to know our full workout it was as follows:


Warmup: no rest between sets

2 Min. Swings, I used a 20kg and she used a 12kg
1 Min. Pushups
2 Min. Lunges (first min. was forward and second was reverse)


Workout:
10 Min. Sledgehammer Swings


Then:
45 Min. Yoga Practice

Give it a shot if you can.