So I'm back in my hometown. Kind of bored with not much to do but read and watch TV (it's been raining most times, so can't really get outside). In between I practiced my pistol squats. My sister brought home her kettlebell so I fooled around with it as well. Doing a few swings and snatches.
About the pistol squats. I couldn't do a pistol squat at all prior to getting on the plane home. After reading the naked warrior and following the instructions Pavel gave in the book I could actually do a pretty decent semblance of a pistol squat. Granted, it's not perfect but at least I'm improving.
I read Pavel's book and in half a day improved my pistol squats execution. Cool, huh? Hopefully I can dish out perfect pistol squats soon.
And yes, I was fooling around with the kettlebell. It's pretty addictive, that kettlebell. The swings left me with a similar feeling to running. I was breathing pretty heavily after going through a minute or two of swinging the kettlebell. Tried to do the turkish get up, but failed miserably using a 'mere' 6kg cannonball.
That's one thing about the kettlebell: It feels heavier than it actually is. Like any other type of bells out there (e.g. barbell, dumbbell) the kettlebell commands respect. A 6kg kettlebell may look tiny and cute, but handled the wrong way, it could still lead to injury.