“Hybrid Horror” Kettlebell-Barbell Mashup Workout

For the past couple of months, I have been training for a push/pull (deadlift/bench) meet at my gym, plus an obstacle course race event the following weekend.

The training approach has been interesting because it has required training modalities at different ends of the spectrum.

Both maximal strength in a couple of big lifts, plus cardio endurance and the ability to be reasonably strong to do things like pull-ups, crawls, wall climbs, and more.

I have been following a program like the one linked below, almost to a “T” — Hybrid Kettlebell Muscle – 2024 Memorial Day Sale

And I will say, when it comes to overall fitness, I feel pretty darn good right now!

Here is the workout I did yesterday to give you an idea of what to expect:


“Hybrid Horror” Kettlebell-Barbell Mashup Workout

WARM-UP – Progressive Turkish get-ups – 5 sets of 1 rep per side; start at 8k and increase weight each set, working up to one rep with a 24k ‘bell per side

PART 1 – Deadlifts – 5 sets of 2, last two sets are at approx 90% of max (for me around 405)

PART 2 – Lunge/Burpees – 3 sets of 10 (do one reverse lunge right / one reverse lunge left / one burpee – that’s one rep)

FINISHER – Run/Jog 20 minutes (could substitute bike or any other cardio if needed) – alternate 1-2 minutes of higher intensity with 30 seconds to 1 minute of lower intensity


If you want to get lean and jacked and athletic at the same time, get your copy of the “Lean and Jacked” special we have up for Memorial Day:

Hybrid Kettlebell Muscle – 2024 Memorial Day “Lean and Jacked Special”

…and enjoy your weekend!

— Forest Vance – MS – Kettlebell Expert – Over 40 Specialist – Forest Vance Training.com – KettlebellBasics.net

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