Saturday, January 12, 2008

The First "Official" my my jammies!

Woo Hoo! Everyday I feel twice as good as the day before. And last week if you would of told me that I'd be swinging the 12kg (26lb) in a weeks time, I wouldn't of beleived it , but it was no problem!

So, although I was tempted to, but didn't, video part of my my kitchen....while wearing my pj' between prepping soup (s) and washing dishes.....the point being that there's no excuse to not to swing, if just for a few sets...a few minutes. The best part of swinging in my kitchen is that, in the middle of winter, I don't have to go out in that uninsulated garage gym and freeze my ass off, and the worst part is that I missed the music!

Warm up

40 2 hand swings w/8kg, 1 min. on, 1 min. rest x 5 set = 10 min.

Work sets

40 2 hand swings w/12kg, 1 min. on, 1 min. rest

10 R / 10 L, clean press w 8kg, 1 min. on, 1 min. rest

I alternated these last 2 sets x 5 = 20 min

Total workout 30 min.

Wow, it felt good, and I was swinging @ about 75-80% full power in my work sets! I definitely felt as if I could still swing longer than 1 minute, but I didn't want to push it, and I was surprised at how fast a minute rest went by! I can't wait for my next workout on Sunday. Everyother day until I get back on a regular schedule.

Still no snatching for at least a few more weeks, but swinging (especially 2 hand swings) will give me everything I need in terms of muscle tone and fat loss.

Life is good. Swinging KB's again is good!


fawn said...

Good stuff Tracy! I just got home from my Saturday classes... I gave them a Tracy Style work out for about 25 minutes. I have to get everyone in shape for your workshop here this spring!

Miss Anita said...

Congratulations on your Official workout! I usually swing in my boxers so swinging in your jammies ain't so bad!

Anonymous said...

yay!!! Go Tracy!

Aaron Friday said...

I swing totally nude, except for my socks. Can't stand cold feet, especially when I'm exercising in the yard.

You'll be at full force in no time, and your discipline will pay off. It's just a blip on the radar.

Tracy Reifkind said...


I can't wait...that is an invitation, right?

We are going to have so much stinkin' fun this February!

Tracy Reifkind said...


Too much information, lol!

Tracy Reifkind said...


See ya on Thursday...maybe we should video your first workout, lol!

Tracy Reifkind said...


I exploded in freakin laughter when I read your comment! I couldn't even read it out loud to Mark when he asked me what I was laughing about!

Anonymous said...! NO Tracy!!!

Mark Reifkind said...

howie and aaron,

man I DIDNT need those visuals in my head!

fawn said...

OMG, Tracy... I am so excited about February! I can't hardly think or talk about it.

Aaron Friday said...

Hey, if you think a hairy man-crack is funny, consider this: contraction of that crack is crucial to the proper launching of a kettlebell.

I know, it scares children, but they need to come to terms if they want to swing kettlebells and become productive members of society. They'll get over it.

Everything I write is for the benefit of humanity. I'm just glad to be here and support the cause.