So I was nervous about my first Kettlebell Q. Sure, I’ve been to The Hive and The Armory a few times but never Q’d. Honestly, YHC had to pour over backblasts to get some exercises to call. Then Youtube to see how to do them. But hey, the theme of the month is Growth so let’s do this!
To make my Q a bit easier, I got to the AO early to literally chalk out the Main Event. I start seeing the cars roll in as I’m finishing up then I head over to the gathered circle of men, excited to see some familiar and newer faces. Good crowd I’m thinking. I set my Kettlebell down and proceed to great the PAX. I get to Peabody as he’s rolling up and he and asks me if I need a Kettlebell. Man, I guess it’s obvious I don’t know what I’m doing! A quick disclaimer was given, we left the bells, and took off.
After a mosey around the back of the church, we circled up in the front parking lot for some warm-up exercises. All IC in no particular order:
- Imperial walker
- Mountain Climbers
- Moroccan Night Club
- Low slow squats
Mosey backs to the start spot and grab your bell. In cadence for a round of squat curls.
Mosey back to the front parking lot with kettlebell. Partner up for some Dora. One partner ran a lap around the lot while the other lifted. As a group, complete 100 squats, 150 curls, 200 lbc’s. Special shout out to Fish Sticks who would not let me take it easy on the run and ran me down each lap. Well done Sir!
Mosey over to the far lot where 5 parking spots at the top and 5 spots at the bottom had exercises posted. With your partner, pick a parking space. Both would do 10 reps of the exercises listed. When complete, rotate over one spot to the right, leaving your kettlebell behind for the next group. When you get done with the 5th station, rotate to other end of the lot.
Everyone got through one complete rotation, some made a few more before time was up. Here’s what we did at each station:
- goblin squat / calf raises
- tricep extention / curl
- shoulder press / single arm swing with pass through
- figure 8’s / halos
- LBC / merkins
- lawn mower pulls, each arm
- squats / lunge with pass through
- skull crushers / big boy sit-ups
- American hammers / merkins
- swings / curls
Mosey to COT
Announcements – Sign up for Operation Sweet Tooth 8K, Huntersville, NC on 3/20. Virtual Option available
Prayers – David Chadwick resigned as Sr. Pastor at Forest Hill Church after 39 years. Prayers for church body and Elder leadership in this time of transition. Peabody is on the Council of Elders so we prayed for him, our families, children, & injured PAX.
Thanks JWOW for the chance to Q! Thanks also for the encouraging word from the PAX. I encourage anyone out there to attend kettlebell workouts and Q! If you need a bell, just ask Peabody.