Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fit-20 Workout - Kettlebell with Stairs

Fit-20 Workout - Kettlebell with Stairs


Last night I was going to workout upstairs, but my kettlebell was downstairs. As I carried the kettlebell up the stairs, I had an idea for a new workout...



For those of you new to the Fitness Gazette site, Fit-20 Workouts are workouts designed to give you a full-body workout, muscles and cardio, in about 20 minutes, using little or no gym equipment. Ideally you can squeeze a workout in before work, or at lunch, without squeezing your family out of the picture. Click here to see a list of past Fit-20 Workouts.

Today's Workout

  • Stairs. Carry the kettlebell up and back down a flight of stairs. Alternate which hand holds the kettlebell each trip. (Easier - alternate going up or down, not both, between each exercise; Advanced - up and down twice between each exercise, once with your right hand holding the kettlebell and once with your left.)
  • 2-handed Kettlebell Swings - 18. (Easier, do 12; Advanced, do 25)
  • Stairs
  • Kettlebell Cleans - 12 Each Hand. (Easier - 8; Advanced - 16)
  • Stairs
  • Kettlebell Snatch - 12 Each Hand. (Easier - 8; Advanced - 16)
  • Repeat for 4 cycles
  • Time yourself. Your goal the next time you do this workout should be to beat your time, and/or to do more repetitions of each exercise.

To your fitness,

-Chris Butterworth

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