Ah, the joys of starting back at square one…
I’m going to have to thank my friend John for introducing me to Maui Paintball back in March. I hadn’t played paintball in nearly two decades, and its so much different now than it was back then! Which is fair! I’m certainly a lot different than back then too.
So, I’ve been going at least once a month since then, participated in two tournaments with Team Scrat (a more wonderful bunch of lunatics I do not know), and even got my mom to play. But, I really have to thank paintball for one thing more than anything else – its getting me to exercise.
Paintball itself is pretty active. You’re in position, holding steady, sprinting, running, sliding, and more. Great stuff. But, I was about 220lbs when I started, so that really needed to go down. Now, I’ve been on (and cheating on) Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Body Slow Carb Diet for a while, but really needed more. Hence, more exercise.
Enter The Kettlebell has returned to active use in my life. What am I doing? Right now I’m working on the warmups for the beginner level stuff. Nothing super impressive when you look at it.
|I’ve been warming up with Pumps. Currently doing two sets of 1:30, with minute rests in between. It’s a bit harder than I thought it would be, but that’s life.|
Tough part right now is consciously keeping my shoulders in tight, pulled into the sockets.
|After that it Face The Wall squats. I’m using my kettlebell rather than a large plate like this impressive fellow. Again two sets of 1:30. |
I’ve got this second because I want my arms to rest a bit after the Pumps.
|Last, but not least, would be the Kettlebell Halos. This is the hardest of the three, but I’m starting to get it. Two sets of 1:30, resting a minute between each.|
So far so good!