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Monday, July 2, 2012
Beginner Kettlebell Workout 2 of 9: 07/02/2012
Here is installment 2 of 9 of kettlebell training by Mbodystrength.com. We have all seen those balls with handles on them at the gym, but how many of us have actually used on? Well, if you saw an tried the first installment then you are one of the few, the proud, the kettlebell user. The great thing about kettlebells is that you can turn any resistance training workout into a cardio workout, and if you do the workout with high intensity and minimal breaks you can burn more fat. Seriously, burn more fat. Why? High intensity training has been shown to increase exercise post oxygen consumption (EPOC) in study participants, and this rise in EPOC leads to larger amounts of fat burned after exercise. Don't wait on using kettlebells, get started now. This workout series is brought to you by Marcus Martinez from Mbodystrength.com and each week, for the next four weeks, I will cover all 9 of his installments for this workout plan.
Exercises / Reps / Sets
Deadlift - 15 Plank to Pushup Position - 10 Deadstart Clean L - 8 Deadstart Clean R - 8 Squat - 10 Sprawl - 5
Perform the above exercises and reps as a circuit and try to do as many circuits as possible within a 20 minute period.