Hybrid Kettlebell Cardio Workout

Happy New Year!

Hope your 2017 is off to an amazing start 🙂

I am getting ready to head to the gym this morning to lead a BIG group as we roll into our busiest time of the year –

So thought it would be a good time to share another workout from the CORE Kettlebell System.

This is the workout we’ll be doing today, and we’ll have 25-30 folks – so this is what the set up will look like:

– Bodyweight – based warm up – all together
– Main workout – we’ll have a station set up for each exercise, set up 3-4 people at each station, and then start the clock and let them work and rotate around the room for the 20 minutes of the main workout, getting as many rounds as possible.
– Finisher – we’ll get with a partner and swap back and forth between exercises so that we can be sure to have enough kettlebells to go around
– Cool down – all together.

This is a great way to set up a workout if YOU are leading a big group.

It’s also a great way to do it if you’re just training on your own, or in a small group too!

Either way it makes for a unique, fun, and effective workout.

Also keep in mind – this workout is part of a greater SYSTEM. The workout done the day before and the day after is balanced in terms of muscle groups / movement patterns trained. This is more of a “strength” – oriented day, whereas other workouts from the program are more of a “conditioning” focus.

But this should give you a feel for CKS, and what the workouts in it are like.

Let’s do this –


Hybrid Kettlebell Cardio Workout
from the CORE Kettlebell System

*It is possible that there are some moves / exercise names in this workout that you may not be familiar with. Don’t worry – all the moves in the program are either shown in the Kettlebell Hacks series included with the CORE Kettlebell System, or a link is provided to a video that shows how to do them safely and effectively.


Perform each exercise for 20 seconds at an easy pace. No rest between moves; transition from one to the next. Do two rounds total.

run in Place
bodyweight Squat
plank Hold
leg Swings


Do as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:

12 box jumps
12 push ups
7 burpees
12 inverted rows
10 1 arm KB swing (per side)
12 x body mountain climb
8 KB goblet squat


Perform each exercise for 30 seconds. No rest between moves; transition from one to the next. Do three rounds total:

KB rack carry (30 seconds per side)
bear crawl
shuttle sprint OR jumping jacks OR bike sprint


Hold each stretch / pose for 45-60 seconds:

modified downward dog
couch stretch variation
dynamic pigeon


There you have a sample workout from the CORE Kettlebell System.

I am off to lead this morning’s kettlebell boot camp, so gotta run.

But if you are SERIOUS about results …

If you’re looking for a complete plug-and-play training system that you can get started with TODAY …

If you just want to have solid base of effective and fun kettlebell workouts that you can refer back to for years to come …

Check out the CORE Kettlebell System at the link below:

=> CORE Kettlebell System

And here’s to your kettlebell training success!

– Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Kettlebell Instructor
Owner, FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training
Owner, FVT Publishing and Consulting

PS – This is your early bird access to the program, because it’s at special discounted pricing for the first 100 customers.

=> CORE Kettlebell System

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