Bells / by Søren Bjørn-Andersen

I can hardly walk today! We got set of kettlebells the other day (we have some in Denmark as well but they are to heavy to bring over here), and we ran through a routine using them yesterday. I have a DVD from Art of Strength that we use which, 2 months ago, I didn´t get totally knackered from. Now though, after not working out for a while, I felt like fainting while doing the 50 minute set  . Kettlebells, by the way, are a fantastic work out tool. They give you a really nice combination of a cardio and strength work out at the same time.

Getting the 4 kettlebells was quite the mental workout as well! I ordered them off a british site called Powerhouse-fitness. First off, they got back to my saying my credit card was not registered at the address I had given and that I therefore had to send in extra proof of my address. I checked with my bank in Denmark and confirmed that my card was indeed registered to the address, I had used in the order. Now the reply from Powerhouse-Fitness was that their Credit Card supplier-thingy couldn´t check addresses outside the UK…Maybe you should only accept UK credit cards then. The funny thing was though, that while all this was going back and forth, they actually took the the money of my card…

Bell of Doom

Anyways I finally got them to send my order. They use a delivery company called Parcelforce. My general experience with delivery companies is that they are 100 % useless at delivering to private addresses. Parcelforce didn´t fail to disappoint me either. First of, they had my stuff sitting in their Edinburgh warehouse for a full day for no apparent reason. Then, on the second day, I saw on their tracking website that they had delivered the parcels to someone who wasn´t me. I naturally called them to enquire about where my kettlebells where… Long story short, after many phonecalls and while I was waiting for them to call me back, their delivery guy suddenly showed up, dropped my parcels of downstairs and drove of without a word of explanation and without waiting for my to sign for anything…

Morale of the story: DO train with kettlebells. Don´t order them from Powerhouse-Fitness. And avoid Parcelforce like the plague.