I completed the first week of Geoff Neupert’s Kettlebell Muscle plan this past Friday. The workouts felt too easy during the first sets, but challenging in the last sets. I am completing the workouts in about 15 minutes, leaving lots of time for stretching. Being stiff and tight, you would think this would be a good thing, but I’d rather lift heavy iron than stretch.

Today’s workout was five sets of the following with 2 minutes of rest between each set:

Double high pull x 5
Double snatch x 5
Double military press x 5
Front squat x 5

I am working with the 12 kg (26-pound) kettlebells. The load moved in this 100 rep workout was 5200 pounds.

I performed snatches this past Wednesday with the kettlebells turned so that the flat side was against my wrist and not the round side. And maybe I was clumsy and banged myself some. The result was that my left wrist got bruised. I had healed pretty well by today, but started feeling sore during the third set. I put on the wrist towels I bought at the tennis store for the last two sets to keep from making things worse. I was extra careful about technique and did pretty good snatches through most of the reps.