Strong & Svelte Kettlebell Workout

The definition of svelte is slender, however, I think of svelte more like a word to describe a lean, mean, kettlebell lifting machine (which I much prefer over slender anyway).┬áPlus, it fit the alliteration I was going for on the title of this video…

Today’s workout includes a 5 minute endurance set with a series of strength exercises, which combine to form the perfect storm of a kettlebell workout.

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The Muscle Building Cardio Workout

One of the things that made me fall in love with Kettlebell Sport training was the fact that it was the most difficult type of workout I had ever done. If you know me, you know I like a challenge, and this challenged me like nothing else. Not just technically, but physically and mentally as well.

As a runner who thought she had pretty good cardio to begin with, I was shocked by how much training to last 10 minutes under a kettlebell improved my cardiovascular fitness. As someone who already trained with weights, I was pleasantly surprised to find how much my strength increased from lifting kettlebells for endurance. Continue reading

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High-Rep Rendezvous Workout

Kettlebells are made for high-repetition exercises

There’s a reason why a 10 minute set of clean and jerk is completed with kettlebells, not dumbbells or a barbell. The way the kettlebell can be gripped and held in the rack and overhead positions makes it a great tool for endurance-based work.

Swings and snatches especially are two of the best kettlebell exercises to build your cardiovascular base. They are incorporated into today’s workout, plus one other exercise, for high-repetition sets. Test your work capacity!!!

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