Upper Body workout at Kosama today. Lots of Kettle Bell action. The session went by quickly this morning. It was a quarter to 6 AM in no time, I was really surprised. This was my day #2 using the MyZone Heart Rate and Workout Monitor. This class today had less cardio and so the number of calories burned was less compared to yesterday’s kick-boxing class.
When I started the Kosama Boot Camp workout I picked Kettle Bell weights in the range from 10 lbs to 25 lbs, but were mainly using the 15 lbs Kettle Bells for many workouts. I skipped the 10 lbs Kettle Bell weights today and for exercises where I had used those before I now used the 15 lbs Kettle Bells while on the more heavy side of exercises I went up to 30 lbs. Nothing earth-shattering for sure, but it means progress for me. Also keep in mind that the weights are used for many different exercises and you switch back and forth quite a bit. Kettlebells make for a different workout compared to dumbbells because the center of the weight is different + it creates different type of movements. It is more versatile and uses more and different muscles which again fits into the muscle confusion approach that Kosama teaches.
So, it was a good session today. Dan (or Daniel) was the coach this morning and he spend a good amount of time helping everyone to use the right body posure and to keep everyone pushing through the exercises.
The one thing I noticed for me is that on some days I am just way more hungry early in the day compared to others – even though I stick to the same food/drink combination every workout day. I get up shortly after 4 AM. After hitting the bathroom first I usually have a glass of Flax Seed Milk mixed with “Amazing Grass Green SuperFood” and I also eat a Banana. After the workout I have a large protein drink (either Muscle Milk or Max Muscle ARM) and I eat another banana. This usually carries me through until lunch time (~11.00 AM-ish). On most days this works fine for me, but on some days I get really hungry at around 7.30 AM/8.00 AM for no apparent reason. I am not sure yet if that is based on the different workouts, but I might actually go and keep a small Journal and see if I can identify a pattern.