20-minute LOW IMPACT kettlebell HIIT workout

One of the great things about kettlebells is that you can jack your heart rate up FAST…

…burn a TON of calories in a short amount of time (like in the study linked at the bottom of this article – participants burned 20.2 calories per minute, the equivlent of running at a 6-minute mile pace!)…

…and you can do it in a LOW IMPACT way, without a lot of the running and jumping moves you find in a lot of the HIIT workouts these days.

Try this LOW IMPACT kettlebell HIIT workout, pulled from week 1 of our 28-day KB EMOM Challenge:

*if you want to join the Challenge, I am going to make a special exception and extend the sign up period through tonight at midnight. Due to the Holiday weekend, we are hearing from multiple folks who were off their computers or phones over the weekend and are just learning of the Challenge today. But this is a one-time extension, and that will be it. Details and grab your spot now at the link below:

=> 28-day KB EMOM Challenge 2.0

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EMOM = At the top of each minute you will complete the reps listed. Whatever time is left in the minute is your rest and transition time.

Complete each exercise 1 time before resting 1 minute and repeating.

1 – KB Goblet Bulgarian Split Squat – 5/ea (Women: 12k+, Men: 20k+) Modify with Goblet Split Squat if you do not have a box.
2 – 1-Arm KB Overhead Press – 5/ea (Women: 12k+, Men: 20k+)
3 – KB Clean to Rear Lunge – 6/ea (Women: 12k+, Men: 20k+)
4 – Negative Pull-ups, 4 count lower – 5/ea OR Negative Recline Rows, 5 count lower – 10 OR Negative 1-Arm KB Row, 5 count lower – 8/ea

FINISHER – Time + Reps. At the top of each minute, perform the timed exercise, finish the minute with the repped exercise. Your rest is whatever time is left in the minute. Complete 3 rounds of each superset. Rest 1 minute before moving to the next superset.

Superset 1 – Hollow Hold – 30 seconds + Plank Jacks – 20
Superset 2 – Squat Hold – 30 seconds + KB Swings – 15 (Women:16k+, Men: 24k+)

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If you want to see a full video demo of this workout, I actually put it up on the KB Basics FB page, feel free to pop over there and check it out.

And if you want to join the Challenge, I am going to make a special exception and extend the sign up period through tonight at midnight. Due to the Holiday weekend, we are hearing from multiple folks who were off their computers or phones over the weekend and are just learning of the Challenge today. But this is a one-time extension, and that will be it. Details and grab your spot now at the link below:

=> 28-day KB EMOM Challenge 2.0

To your continued success –

Forest and the FVT Team

PS – Link to the kettlebell study referenced in today’s article: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/american-council-on-exercise-ace-study-reveals-kettlebells-provide-powerful-workout-in-short-amount-of-time-83876187.html

[video] Kettlebell Waiter’s Walk

A waiter’s walk is performed by simply holding a weight over head and walking.

It’s one of the best ways around to build shoulder stability and strength.

Using a kettlebell to do the movement is a great variation as the obliques and spinal erectors get extra work.

Here’s how to do it:

1 – Pick up kettlebell

2 – Brace your abs tight, and press kettlebell overhead

3 – Take a walk!

Get one week of my “300” Kettlebell Challenge workouts – 100% free:

You’ll unleash your inner warrior and build a Spartan body, in about 20 minutes with a single kettlebell.

Enter your name and best email address below for instant access:

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Kettlebell EMOM Finisher

Just finished with our groups this morning at FVT. We did this Kettlebell EMOM Finisher at the end of one of the workouts. It was really challenging, but people loved it. So thought I would do a quick video and share, so that you can try it too!

I go through one round of the workout in real time in today’s video:

– 5 KB presses per side

– 10 goblet squats

– 10 KB rows per side

– 20 squat jumps

But for the full workout, you’ll want to do three rounds.

And remember – EMOM stands for “every minute on the minute”. So you’ll set your timer for one minute intervals. At the beginning of each minute, do the prescribed amount of reps for each exercise. Your rest starts when you finish the work, and goes until the next minute interval starts.

Enjoy!

– Forest Vance

KettlebellBasics.net

PS – Almost forgot – our registration for our new 28-day Kettlebell EMOM Challenge 2.0 opens tomorrow! Stay tuned 💪

“Metabolic Quartet” joint-friendly HIIT finisher

HIIT is one of the best ways to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time, and even crank up your metabolism post-workout too.

But, HIIT after 40 can be really hard on the knees, joints, and hips. And it can take you a lot longer to recover from an intense workout as you get in a little more advanced in age, too.

So what is the best “cardio” for those 40 and older? Here is the winning formula:

— Keep it short (10 minutes or less)
— Use movements VS just exercise (example: Hip Extensions or Step-ups VS a treadmill)
— Use Total Body sequences – the more muscles that are used, the more calories you burn
— Use strategic “active” recovery exercises within the sequence 
— Use low to no-impact exercises to allow optimal recovery so your body burns fat easier after you’re done
— Use a variety of tempos to hit different muscle fibers
— For even faster results, you can “plug in” this joint-friendly HIIT at the end of your favorite exercise routine. This digs deep into your fat stores and helps you overcome trouble spots, plateaus, and my favorite… allow more wiggle room in your diet. 😉

Now I want you to check out a workout designed around these principles:

“Metabolic Quartet” – in the style of the Cardio Afterburn joint-friendly HIIT program

Do the following circuit 3 times, resting as shown:

— Triple Stop Pushups (40 secs), rest 20 secs (modify by doing with hands elevated or from the knees if needed)
— KB Swings (40 secs), rest 20 secs (recommended weight = 12-16k women / 20-24k men)
— Skater Hops (40 secs), rest 20 secs (can take out actual jump if lower impact is desired and simply do side-to-side steps while staying low)
— Plank Hold (40 secs), rest 20 secs

And for 40+ workouts like this one, check out the full program at the link below:

=> new “joint-friendly” HIIT

Here’s to harnessing the power of HIIT in a joint-friendly way! –

– Forest Vance
KettlebellBasic.net

[new vid] Kettlebell Swing Variations: the Traveling Swing

If you’ve mastered the kettlebell swing and want to take things to the next level.. if you want a variation to mix up your workouts, but stay true to your programming… the sidestep swing is a great option!

Again – I’m assuming with this one that you have the basic swing down. That’s first.

HOW TO DO THE SIDESTEP SWING

– “Load up” like you’re getting ready for a standard swing – Hike the ‘bell back, and swing it up

– When the KB is floating in the air, take a quick step to the side first with your trail foot, then with your back foot

– Repeat for desired number of reps.

Nice variation, nice dynamic movement, adds some athleticism to your workout, and it’s harder than a regular swing too.

Keep training hard, and talk soon –

– Forest

PS – Get one week of my “300” Kettlebell Challenge workouts – 100% free:

You’ll unleash your inner warrior and build a Spartan body, in about 20 minutes with a single kettlebell.

Enter your name and best email address below for instant access: https://bit.ly/300kbchallengesample

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[follow-along workout] 300-rep kettlebell + bodyweight challenge

Today I was doing a special 300-rep kettlebell / bodyweight challenge workout, in the style of this training plan we just released: https://bit.ly/300kbchallengesample

And I thought it would be cool to flip on the camera and do it on live video! So, grab your kettlebell, and do this one with me.

And if you like it, be sure to check out our new “300” Kettlebell Challenge: https://bit.ly/300kbchallengesample

– Forest Vance

KettlebellBasics.net

“300” Spartan Kettlebell Workout

Did you ever see the movie 300?

Gerard Butler and the rest of the cast were RIPPED.

One of the workouts – written by Mark Twight, their trainer – circled around the internet and gained some popularity after the move came out.

It’s a 300 rep, fast-paced, metabolic-conditioning style session that includes both barbell work and some bodyweight / gymnastics moves.

I think it actually played a role in popularizing this style of training, around 10 or 12 years ago.

And it’s a LOT of fun!

If YOU want to get ripped like the cast of 300, this “300” 42 day kettlebell Challenge is going to be right up your alley: http://bit.ly/300kbchallenge2020

These will be performance-based workouts (like the original 300 session) …

but with a “kettlebell twist” … where you’ll be able to measure your progress and actually quantify yourself getting stronger and better ..

.. and as a result, you’ll lose fat, gain lean muscle, and get into amazing shape!

Check out this sample workout from the program:

“300” Spartan Kettlebell Workout – http://bit.ly/300kbchallenge2020

10 Kettlebell Jump Squats (16k women/24k men)
10/total Spiderman Push-ups
5 Kettlebell Tactical Lunge right (16k women/20k men)
5 Kettlebell Tactical Lunge left (16k women/20k men)
10 1-arm kettlebell Swing right (16k women/24k men)
10 1-arm kettlebell Swing left (16k women/24k men)
10/Total Kettlebell Plank Drag Throughs (16k women/20k men)

Complete 5 rounds for time

ALSO

For a VERY limited time (this week ONLY), I am including my Bodyweight Beast Building program FREE when you purchase my “300” KB Challenge: http://bit.ly/300kbchallenge2020

Because I want to help you unleash your inner warrior and get a ripped Spartan body, in just 42 days… AND learn how to get strong, shredded, and into the best shape of your life using bodyweight training.

But this special is good for THIS WEEK ONLY. Then both programs go back to regular price.

Save over 80% and get the deal now at the link below: http://bit.ly/300kbchallenge2020

“300” Kettlebell Challenge – free sample workout

The “300” Kettlebell Challenge – free sample workout: http://bit.ly/300kbchallenge2020

Check out this free sample workout from my new “300” KB Challenge, and grab the full program at the link below: http://bit.ly/300kbchallenge2020

You’ll unleash your inner warrior and get a ripped Spartan body, in just 42 days!

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“300” Kettlebell Challenge – free sample workout

  • 5 1-arm kettlebell Clean and Squat right (12k women/20k men)
  • 5 1-arm kettlebell Clean and Squat left (12k women/20k men)
  • 5 Bottoms Up Kettlebell press right (8k women/12k men)
  • 5 Bottoms Up Kettlebell press left (8k women/12k men)
  • 10/ea Side stepping Kettlebell Swing (20 swings total) (16k Women/24k)
  • 10/total Plank to push-ups (up, up, down, down =1 rep. Make sure to even out which hand leads)
  • 5 1-arm kettlebell racked rear lunges right (12k women/20k men)
  • 5 1-arm kettlebell racked rear lunges left (12k women/20k men)

Complete 5 rounds for time

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Grab the full “300” Kettlebell Challenge program at this link: http://bit.ly/300kbchallenge2020

-Forest Vance
KettlebellBasics.net

Kettlebell “Dirty 30” 2.0

Check out this sample workout from our upcoming 28-day Kettlebell “Dirty 30’s” Challenge:

https://bit.ly/dirty30skb

Kettlebell “Dirty 30” 2.0

For time:

— 30 KB Snatch (15 per side) (16k women / 24k men)
— 30 Push-Ups
— 30 Walking Lunge (15 per leg)
— 30 Ring Rows
— 30 Burpees
— 30 one arm KB Swings (15 per side) (16k women / 24k men)
— 30 Mountain Climbers
— 30 KB Rack Squats (15 per side) (16k women / 24k men)
— 30 Lying V-Ups
— 30 Lateral Hops (15 per side)

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If you are ready to finally start getting serious results from your home KB workouts, sign up for our upcoming our 28 Day “Dirty 30’s” Kettlebell Challenge at the link below:

https://bit.ly/dirty30skb

You’ll get a full 28-day training plan, a free copy of both my Kettlebells for Abs – Advanced Results course and Extreme KB Cardio Conditioning, plus coaching and motivation from me, my team, and the rest of your fellow 28-day Challengers.

But we kick off in just a few short days, so sign up and start getting ready now.

– Forest and the FVT Team
KettlebellBasics.net

28-Day “Dirty 30’s” KB Challenge

Okay, we have the 28-day “Dirty 30’s” KB Challenge ready for sign up!

Would you like to join us?

Info and sign up for a spot using this link: https://bit.ly/dirty30skb

In this new 28 day program, we help you get into top shape or just a couple of Kettlebells, 20 or 30 minutes, and three or four times per week.

It’s called the Dirty 30’s Challenge, because we’re going to use this unique 30 rep / chipper-style workout format – popularized by CrossFit – for the workouts.

Some benefits of using the chipper method include:

1 – They are an all-in-one workout. So instead of doing your weights for 45 or 60 minutes, then hitting the treadmill or eliptical or stationary bike, you can get all the cardiovascular training AND strength you need, in one highly efficient session.

2 – You end up doing a lot of work. So you typically burn more calories and can get a greater fat-burning benefit from this type of method than a shorter, lower-volume, extreme-minimalist type approach.

3 – They are a lot of fun! Let’s be honest – keeping your workouts interesting can be a great motivator to keep going! And that’s what you’ll get with the Dirty 30’s Kettlebell Challenge.

Plus, we include my Kettltbells for Abs – Advanced Results program, as well as my Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Conditioning course, both free when you sign up.

Register now at this link, and we look forward to working with you! => https://bit.ly/dirty30skb

-Forest and the FVT Team