Goblet Squat & Kettlebell Swings

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The unending Joy of getting back what has been lost.

Once my hips started going south, I eliminated various exercises that caused pain. Then came the right hip replacement surgery and re-hab – and then the left hip replacement surgery on my other hip. The realignment of my hips put extra pressure on my knees and a new pain arose.

My mistake: delaying the surgeries and allowing the pain to prevent me from doing various exercises.

Here I am getting back at it. I’ve been trying to phase in Goblet Squats and Kettlebell Swings. both have been less than thrilling – until this morning.

Did the Goblet Squats with increased weight, deeper squat and more reps than I’ve been able to do. With – Less Pain.

goblet squat

Did Kettlebell Swings with increased weight, better form and more reps than I’ve been able to do. With – Less Pain.

kettlebell swing


Goblet Squat


This morning was a full Resistance Training workout.  One of the exercises was a Goblet Squat.  I do them with a Dumbbell but you can do them with a Kettlebell as well.  I did two sets of 10 reps with an 80 pound dumbbell. In the middle of the exercise – I realized that the really heavy 80 pounder was exactly the amount of weight I lost.  No wonder I need a Hip Replacement.  Here are two examples:

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