Kettlebell swings have to be one of the weirdest exercises I have ever tried. By a long shot. As soon as I woke up the day after my S&S workout, while not particularly stiff, I felt soreness in my triceps and trapezius muscles. Hamstrings got a severe beating, as expected, and most surprisingly even the insides of my thighs (the adductor group of muscles) got a workout. V complained that the soles of his feet had just died.
The Simple & Sinister (S&S, for short) Kettlebell routine is both much easier and simultaneously much more effective than it seems at first glance. Why this seeming contradiction?
Today, me and someone who'll only be identified as 'V' picked up our 12 kg kettlebells, and we start our Kettlebell Challenge from tomorrow onwards. What are Kettlebells, you ask? Good question. In the next few posts I'll try to deconstruct the history and functional use of Kettlebells, and also try to explain why I'm featuring them on a Paleo/Primal blog.