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. 😀If 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*
- Plié to Calf Raise (weighted)*
- 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?
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 🙂
Question: What’s something marvelous from your week?
Have you tried any of the Ben & Jerry’s core ice creams?
I’ve been having a blast using kettlebells!
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!
- Squats to Press w/ Kettlebell – 12 Reps
- Single-handed Kettlebell swing – 8 Reps (Right Arm)
- Single-handed Kettlebell swing – 8 Reps (Left Arm)
- Upright Row – 12 Reps
- Kettlebell Lunge to Press – 8 Reps (Right Leg- Press up as you lunge forward)
- Kettlebell Lunge to Press – 8 Reps (Left Leg)
- Deadlift (Sumo Style) – 12 Reps
- Kettlebell Plank With Row – 8 Reps (Right Arm- Start in plank then row)
- Kettlebell Plank With Row – 8 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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