Kettlebell training seems so weird to me. Coming to your log feels like traveling to a foreign country. And not foreign like “England foreign”, foreign like “India foreign”.[/quote]
Haha! Maybe I should charge?
Up until recently I trained traditionally using barbells and dumbbells and a combination of low and high reps. I did stuff like 5x5, WS4SB and whole body days. But I wanted to experiment with (relatively) cheap home equipment and see if I could achieve the same results.
I don’t think I’m training in a completely alien way - I’m still mostly doing low rep compound movements - but my exercise selection is a bit different.
To be honest a lot isn’t even that different - my back workouts were usually based around some form of pull-up/chin-up and dumbbell rows (which they basically still are). My shoulder workouts used to be based on overhead pressing, which they still are. I don’t see a vast difference between bench press and weighted push-ups either, though bench is easier to incrementally load.
Sure my lower body workouts are quite different, but Ben Bruno etc talk a lot about how single leg workouts are effective and I really find that swings give my hamstrings and glutes a great workout.
So I think my routine looks weird at first glance, but the fundamentals that it is built on are pretty standard. Then again, maybe I’m just deluded haha!
EDIT: also my long-term plan is to keep running this routine while saving up for more home equipment and, when I can afford it, work more traditional lifts back into it. I’m currently thinking my main priority is a trap-bar for trap-bar deadlifts or a conventional barbell for deadlifts, pressing and front squats. But I’m a while off saving enough for those.