A new workout at last!! Since last week both Andrew and I have been so busy with work (bills gotta get paid) and the weather has been really bad, so a workout video has been out of the question. But, I am back today with a cracker!!
Unfortunately I can’t take credit for this awesome challenge. Gwen is responsible for this torture LOL. The factor that makes this workout so challenging is using a 16kg throughout. If you have several Kettlebells, use the heaviest for this workout to feel the challenge.
The exercises are straight forward, but the focus is on endurance and strength.
I would describe this as more cardio than resistance, but when using a heavier bell, it does combine both, which BURNS BURNS BURNS.
In order to push myself that bit harder, I used my Gymboss Interval Timer as a stopwatch, to create a time challenge for this workout. Gwen suggested 3 rounds, but she added a body weight circuit after it. I added a fourth round instead. Once you’re warmed up, complete the following sequence:
- Single Arm KB Swings (right) x 10 reps
- KB Thrusters (right) x 5 reps
- Single Arm KB Swings (left) x 10 reps
- KB Thrusters (left) x 5 reps
- 2-Handed KB Swings x 25 reps x 2 sets or 50 consecutive swings 😀
I took a short breather between rounds of approximately 20 seconds. So with the rest periods included, this workout took me 16 minutes and 1 second.
What a great rountine! Thrusters – hard! My workouts usually contain loads of exercises (as I’m easily bored), but this one was simple, uncluttered and very effective. I would say this is not only a great functional workout, but it is excellent for fat burning. This routine could be performed first thing in the morning to ramp up the metabolism before your day begins.
Thanks Gwen 😉
If anyone else has any challenges or great ideas for workouts, I am always open to ideas. Feel free to comment on this workout or any others as I like to hear from the other side of cyberspace lol
Making up for lost time, I will be back tomorrow with another workout challenge.