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Trusty Rusty

A man and his kettlebell.
Because no dogs were available at the time.
Have you ever thrown around the aforementioned cannonball with a handle?
They offer a plethora of benefits.
Strength, mobility, CV, power and much more.
Their beauty comes from their simplicity because you don’t need much to accomplish a lot, provided you don’t have a kettlebell that is little more than a door stop in regards to total weight.
I’m sure many will disagree with this.
Oh well never mind.
What will transpire below is not for the very de-conditioned although it can be adapted for such.
Here is what weight I’d recommend for you have as an essential starting out:
Gentlemen – 24kg
Lady – 16kg
With such limited choice you’ll have to be clever with training and keep things simple yet effective.
Try this short 26 week protocol –
Weeks 1-6 – Get Up & Single Arm Swings
– Up to 10 total get ups per day
– 75-250 single arm swings per day
Weeks 7-12 – Clean & Press (or push press, or jerk)
– Clean ladder 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 with 1 Press
– Press ladder 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,19 with 1 Clean
– Alternate between the above per day
Weeks 13 – 18 – Single Arm Swings & Squats/Push Ups*
*can be pistols/single arm push ups*
– Single arm Swings 75-250 per day
– Goblet Squat or Push Up* ladder 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
– Alternate SQ/PU each day
Weeks 19-24 – Single Arm Swing, Clean, Press, Squat
– Complex ladder 1,2,3,4,5
– Perform up to 5 ladders each say (one at a minimum)
This isn’t fancy, however it is effective as you can tweak movement variations to your hearts content and add in some GTG (grease the groove) work if you feel strong enough.
^^ I’ve found a pulling movement works well for GTG.
I’ve personally done the above with a 32kg and found limiting the choice was a great way to give myself a much needed kick up the arse.
Give it a go and as always –

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