The program that I will be doing from the comfort of my living room for the next six weeks is the kettlebell one. However, there is also an Onnit 6 Bodyweight series as well. Just in case you aren’t as inclined to push your body through the kettlebell training.
A brief overview of the system
The website classifies the Onnit 6 Kettlebell system as “A full-body, transformative workout you can do in the comfort of your own home in just six weeks.”
On to my training.
Workout: Stand Your Ground 2
The grind is real folks. I did not think I would ever get to week 4, especially after the hiatus that occurred.
The first three weeks were fairly repetitive after going through them twice. Being able to switch things up in week 4 and transition to a whole new set of workouts was a thrill.
Stand Your Ground 2 made me sweat bullets. I worked through level 2 of this bad boy and it was a grind. During weeks 1-3 you held a static position for 20 seconds and then moved for 20 seconds, well, with week 4 of SYG (Stand Your Ground) there was no static position, it was work, work, work for the full 40 seconds.
I enjoyed making it this far. If I can do it, you can too.
Workout: Persist & Endure 2
Before we get into the workout itself, one suggestion for all of you getting started with this program — give the workouts a once over before actually doing them. I didn’t do this and was a step behind for the first few reps of the exercises to start things off. There are new movements that you may be unfamiliar with; I was.
Once again, we’ve got eight sets and five exercises in this round of Persist & Endure. A few of the same movements and a couple of new ones were thrown in to get the body moving a little differently.
Following this bad boy, my back and shoulders were on fire. The sweat was flowing and a shower was much needed.
If you have made it to this workout, keep pushing. It becomes a ton of fun.
Workout: Kettlebell Yoga 2
I know I’ve said in the past, yoga is yoga. Well, this one I actually enjoyed. Shhhh, don’t tell anyone.
In the past, I’ve found yoga to be extremely repetitive and dull. Yes, it’s great for the body and it stretches it out, however, it was never my cup of tea.
Today, I found myself more engaged than ever in a yoga session. I sweat and pushed the pace to my full ability.
Workout: Stand Your Ground 2
Last night at jiu-jitsu something odd happened to my shoulder. I didn’t feel anything during training, but when I got home and into bed, it was aching like crazy. I threw some bio freeze on it to relieve the pressure and pain but woke up with it stiff.
So, knowing what I was getting into with SYG 2, I felt modification was necessary.
I did every exercise to a T and even level three with some of them. However, was only able to crack out one set of the push-up series. After killing the shoulders with a few of the other movements, it just wasn’t up for the push.
Hopefully tomorrow it feels better.
Workout: Work Fast, Recover Faster 2
WOW. That’s all I have to say. Well, not really.
I kicked complete and utter butt in this one. Sweat is still dripping off my body and I finished the workout over 15-minutes ago.
Started with the four rep range for the moves and moved up to six after four rounds. Once again, this is a 20 round workout with three different exercises. I bumped up to eight reps for the KB swings and the warrior lunge but stuck to six for the pushups, other than the FINAL round when I cracked out eight of every exercise.
This workout will get the blood flowing, the muscles working and the sweat definitely dripping.
If you’ve made it this far, let me know how you like the Work Fast, Recover Faster 2 workout.