18/365 – cooking with the lower back

Today’s run was 1800m, completed that in 7:16mins. Today’s run was also the hardest run iv done so far. The legs felt heavy and breathing was hard, however the most noticeable pain was in the lower back, a burning, fatigue feeling pain. After the run I went to do 10 x 10 squats going every minute @ 40kg however I only got 5 sets because the lower back was on fire!! For around 15mins after the workout, anything besides laying on the back felt like I was in a last set of deadlifts. I did do a big workout of Burpees, 20kg KB swings, toes to bars and double unders yesterday so it could be from that, that my back was abit tired today. Tomorrow ill be stronger for what I did today! Keep working on your weaknesses!!

Run long, be Strong!!

Back to the kettebells

Wow! I can safely say iv found another body part that needs improvement. My lower back is in some desperate need of strength and endurance.

I always get my clients to do kettle bell swings. I know how good they are but have let myself miss them from my training for far too long. Today I did a workout were I started at 1 swing and worked my way up to 10 going up by 1 every 30s. So 1, 2@30s,3@1min,4@1:30min etc. This have me a total of 55 swings with a 20kg bell. All would be good except my back felt like I just did 550 swings! I havnt felt that fatigue in my back for a long time! From here on out I plan on doing at least 50 swings every day, building gradually until I reach 100+ a day.

Find your weakness and attack it! Time to bring the kettle bell back!

Run long, be strong