Way (way, way, way) back in late Sept 2007 I did a podcast about the fact that I was about to begin kettlebell training. Darlene was in Peru at the time and I had purchased a 20 pound Kettlebell while I was waiting her return. I acquired a little health challenge while she was away and stopped all my training (I was in the hospital the day she was flying home and wasn’t even sure if I’d make the airport to pick her up). I was all fired up when I wrote the article, just itching to get lifting asap as I learned about them from Pavel’s e-book and some online video’s of kettlebell training, but alas, it was not to be at that moment in time.
I was released from the hospital in time to meet Darlene’s plane (which ended up being delayed), got her home and we took the night off.
The very next day, Dar and I drove downtown in my new Jeep to buy a heavier Kettlebell. We got a 35 pounder and headed home. I unloaded it from the Jeep and was asked the fateful question:
How Do You Use A Kettlebell Anyway?
I did three swings (count them – 3 [!]) and suddenly stood up and said “Ow – That didn’t feel too good” and then went in to lay down on the couch. 10 minutes later I called Darlene and told her I couldn’t move.
I threw my back out after my first 3 kettlebell swings.