The 9th Soul

Welcoming 2015 with a running workout

Posted in health, life, Special posts by Fated Blue on January 1, 2015

Happy New Year Everyone! One of my personal traditions involve welcoming the new year with a run. I always run first thing in the morning and due to this I have to sleep extra early. I’ve been skipping the new year midnight for four years now and I don’t mind at all.

You can find my running details here


Back to Basics: Single Kettlebell Workout with Push-ups

Posted in health by Fated Blue on February 23, 2014

I tried a little something this morning. It went like this:

Tool: 1 x 32kg kettlebell

Workouts: Swings, Goblet squats, Push-ups

Rep per exercise: 5, 10, 15, 20, 15, 10, 5

My idea was to transition from swing to squat to push-up. I’ve done something like this before. The rep per exercise went like this:

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2

Total rep per exercise in my old routine: 40 x 3 = 120

Total rep per exercise in my new routine: 80 x 3 = 320


Sprinting And High-Knee Running: Half Cardio, Half Leg Torture

Posted in health, life by Fated Blue on February 16, 2014

Today I did something for an extra workout in the afternoon. I usually perform my kettlebell exercises in the morning (today I did 100 double swings with 2 x 24 kg, 5 double squats, and 5 presses per arm) and this afternoon, out of sheer boredom, I decided to burn extra fat. My original plan was to play basketball and maybe try and recapture my old moves. Sadly, after venturing into four basketball courts within the village, everyone else got there first. I started searching at 4:30 PM and gave up at around 5:15 PM. The courts were really far from each other so I started running towards each one. When I finally gave up on playing today, I figured I should run instead.

And I did.


Happy New Year Exercise: Kettlebells and Running

Posted in health, life by Fated Blue on January 1, 2014

This isn’t me but I sure wish I can run with my kettlebells like that. And that body is my goal! (or something near that)

It’s been 3 consecutive years since I last saw the new year arrive. I used to stay up all the way until I can no longer find the strength to open my eyes. Now, for the past 3 years, I’ve always preferred to greet it with the sun shining down on my face. I often sleep like 2 hours before midnight amidst the sonorous explosions and roaring fireworks displays. But I’ve learned to sleep through such noise levels (I’m a very, very good sleeper LOL).

I’ve always trained with kettlebells often in the morning and I rarely run since I found running a bit out of my preference this past year. But today was my New Year exercise and I always end it with running. It’s my thing: I believe I was born to run and I only learned how to lift stuff. I was always running before I discovered kettlebell training and today I chose to go back to my roots.