This post details a great new kettlebell cardio workout for you … but first, three reasons why I hate traditional, long/slow cardio, and why workouts like this one are superior for fat loss and super-human conditioning:
1) LSD cardio is mind-numbing
Doing 45 minutes of low-to-medium intensity cardio on a stationary bike or treadmill is seriously boring. That’s why I was excited when I found out that LSD (long-slow-distance cardio) is not the best way to lose fat …
2) It’s unfavorable for “positive” changes in body composition
Perfectly evidenced by the pic above … high-intensity, interval-based cardio is the type of training the individual on the right does on a regular basis … low-intensity, sustained effort training is the type the individual on the left does for his sport. Which physique would you rather have? I rest my case 🙂
3) Humans aren’t designed to work this way
To quote Mark Sission of the Primal Blueprint:
Humans were just not designed to work for extended periods of time at 80-90% VO2max. Our evolutionary blueprint, the last draft of which was completed well over 10,000 years ago, set us up as great slow-movers and occasional fast sprinters.
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So … based on these three reasons to avoid LSD cardio like the plague … here’s a smoker of a cardio kettlebell workout for ‘ya – enjoy!
Kettlebell Cardio “Build Up” Workout
- Push Press
- Pull Up/Row
1st round :20 on/ :10 off … 2nd round :30 on / :10 off … 3rd round :40 on/ :10 off … 5 rounds total, up to :60 on/ :10 off
Enjoy the workout, and keep training hard. And remember – as you approach the fourth and fifth rounds of the session – buck up. Hard workouts are part of getting the results you desire. And pain is simply weakness leaving the body.
Forest Vance, RKC II
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