Upper Body Kettles!

Dropping in on this “Work it Out” Tuesday to share a “mostly” upper body Kettlebell routine!
I used a 10lb Kettlebell, but use what works for you! Most of these moves can be found online. You can also shoot a comment below too.Happy Working Out¬†ūüėÄ
Workout: Do 3-4 Sets! (Warm-up with 4 sets of 15 Swings)
Squats to Press ‚Äď 12 Reps
Single-handed Kettlebell Swing ‚Äď 8 Reps (Right Arm)
Single-handed Kettlebell Swing ‚Äď 8 Reps (Left Arm)
Kettlebell Swings¬†‚Äď 16 Reps
Upright Row ‚Äď 12 Reps
Halos¬†‚Äď 8 Reps (Right Side)
Tricep Extensions ‚Äď 12 Reps
Halos¬†‚Äď 8 Reps (Left Side)
Kettlebell Plank With Row ‚Äď 8 Reps (Right Arm- Start in plank then row)
Kettlebell Plank With Row ‚Äď 8 Reps (Left Arm)
Question: What’s you favorite Kettlebell move?

Kettle & Dumbbell Mash-Up!

How is everyone doing?

It’s been a while since I dropped in and said hello. Breakfast says “hi” too.Today this silly goose¬†and I are dropping in for Amanda’s Thursday¬†Thinking OUT Loud¬†shenanigans. We have been quite busy, the 3 1/2 month old and I; Christmas shopping is in effect. ūüėÄIf you see these in the market. Don’t buy them… they taste funny.But if you find this face mask,¬†get it. It feels amaze-balls!I’ve been working at a fitness center called Mamas Move, catering to pre and post-natal fitness! Not to mention tons of fun things for the kiddies. I also wanted to share a workout I did last week using a Kettlebell. If you don’t have one, that’s still OK! You can still do this workout with a dumbbell but I assure you, Kettlebells are WAY more fun!

The figures 8’s is pictured below just in case if you are unsure of that move. It’s one of my new favorites¬†using the Kettlebell.

Total Body Kettle & Dumbbell Workout:

  • Sumo Deadlift (Weighted)*
  • Upright Rows (Right Arm)*
  • Tricep Extension (w/ slight bend in legs)
  • Upright Rows (Left Arm)*
  • Figure 8’s*
  • Pli√© to Calf Raise¬†(weighted)*
  • Pulldown
  • Lunges (w/ a twist)

Go and give it try and be sure to warm up and cool down after!

Question: What’s YOUR favorite exercise or workout?

MIMM #24: Good Vibes & Eats!

Good M[IMM]onday morning!This week was absolutely marvelous; Between getting good workouts… Hearing Samantha’s heartbeat,¬†some good eats…And treats! Of course, marvelous snacks both sweet… and salty! Marvelous is kettlebells. Did you miss my Kettlebell Total Body torch workout from this weekend? Click here!¬†Thanks Katie for hosting Marvelous in My Monday!¬†I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend ūüôā

Question:¬†What’s¬†something marvelous from¬†your week?

Have you tried any of the Ben & Jerry’s core ice creams?

Kettlebell Total Body Torch [Workout]

I’ve been having a blast using kettlebells!

Between doing TIU Kettle-toning and some of the Purely Twins Kettlebell 30 day challenge, I decided to make up one of my own kettlebells workouts to incorporate in my week.

I like kettlebells because not only¬†are they good for strength training, it’s also¬†great for cardio.¬†Your heart-rate will go up and you’ll be sweaty, so be sure to fuel properly before and after.If you don’t have a Kettlebell, you can use dumbbells. I use a 10lb Kettlebell (sometimes 15lbs if I have the strength that day). This workout is a total body torch and works a little bit of everything – back, glutes, shoulders, abs, you name it.¬†

If you need form on any of these Kettlebell exercises, check out this website!

Warm-Up: 40 (to 60) Two-handed Kettlebell Swings (I divide into 4 sets of 10 or 15 and rest 30 seconds in between)

Workout: Do 3-4 Sets!

  1. Squats to Press w/ Kettlebell – 12 Reps
  2. Single-handed Kettlebell swing – 8 Reps (Right Arm)
  3. Single-handed Kettlebell swing – 8 Reps (Left Arm)
  4. Upright Row – 12 Reps
  5. Kettlebell Lunge to Press Р8 Reps (Right Leg- Press up as you lunge forward)
  6. Kettlebell Lunge to Press Р8 Reps (Left Leg)
  7. Deadlift (Sumo Style) – 12 Reps
  8. Kettlebell Plank With Row Р8 Reps (Right Arm- Start in plank then row)
  9. Kettlebell Plank With Row Р8 Reps (Left Arm)

Cool-Down: 10 Minutes, your choice. Sometimes I do THIS yoga segment.

And there you have it, your kettlebell torch workout this morning! It usually takes me about 30-40mins to complete (depending on how many sets and YOUR speed). 

Remember to consult your doctor before performing this and any exercise routine.

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Question: Are you a Kettlebell fan?