“Basic” kettlebell workouts can burn a ton of calories if they’re designed correctly. They don’t have to be fancy, and in fact, I think we would all be best served, if once a year we returned to the “basics” just as a refresher. (Last December I did only the Program Minimum from ETK – one of the most productive training months I’d had in quite a few years…)
Anyway, Thanksgiving (for Americans) is a week from today.
We’re going to rendezvous with family and friends and stuff ourselves silly.
Mmmm… Can’t wait.
But the problem is we are undoubtedly going to consume way more calories than we’ve “earned” so this year, I thought I’d help you chow down guilt free.
Yesterday, I posted the first workout – here it is again in case you missed it –
A. Get Up – moderate weight, stopping and holding each position for 3 seconds.
Perform for 10 minutes.
Perform 1 rep each side, then switch sides.
B. Hand-to-hand Swings – Light to medium kettlebell.
Perform 60 seconds of H-2-H Swings. Rest 2 minutes for “novice” and 1 minute for “advanced”. “Fast and Loose” drills during rest.
Looks pretty easy so far.
Here’s Workout 2 –
Perform the following as a circuit –
A2. 2 Hand Swings
A3. Mountain Climbers
A4. 1 Hand Swing
A5. Squat Thrusts / Burpees*
A6. 1 Hand Swing
Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds.
Perform up to 10 circuits.
*Burpees are a Squat Thrust with a jump on the end.
It looks pretty easy on paper, but please notice that there is only 30 seconds of rest after A6 – not a standard long rest like there is after sets of traditional circuits.
So as my good buddy, Master RKC Mark “Rif” Reifkind says, “Simple, not easy.”
Ok, cool – we’ve got two “basic” workouts that will burn a ton of calories. How do we structure them for maximum calorie-burning effect (and probably even drop a few pounds before Turkey Day)?
Here’s the plan –
Today – Workout 1
Friday – Workout 2
Saturday – Workout 1
Sunday – Off
Monday – Workout 2
Tuesday – Workout 1
Wednesday – Workout 2 / double session for the overachievers in the group – AM: Workout 2, PM: Workout 1
Thursday – Thanksgiving Day -Option 1 – Off, Option 2 – Workout 1 in the AM before the feasting starts
Friday – Leftover Day 1 – Option 1 – Off, Option 2 – Workout 2.
Saturday – Off
Sunday – Off
Yes, I know, I normally recommend days off between workouts, but this is an exception to the rule and exceptions can always be made if you know how to make them. So we’ll make on here. 🙂
Speaking of exceptions and knowing how to make them – you’ve got to check this out – it’s called “Cheat Your Way Thin.” And yes, I know – sounds kind of “hokey” – but it’s not. I know because I’ve used it successfully.
The gist of it is this – most people’s efforts to lose weight result in failure. (You may know this firsthand.)
This is for many reasons – the two main ones are psychological and hormonal.
It’s tough denying yourself your favorite foods while eating boring diet foods. Eventually, you break down and chow down never to return to your diet.
There’s a reason for that – your fat burning hormones are starting to shut off and your fat storing ones are starting to turn on. And that messes with your mind. So that explains both the psychological and the hormonal sides to fat loss failure.
This program combats both of those and teaches you how to eat all your favorite foods like pie, cake, pie, stuffing, pie, and all the stuff you’re going to eat this Thanksgiving and the ensuing weekend and strip off your unwanted body fat.
(Yes, I know – it sounds too good to be true. It’s not. Like I said, I’ve used it successfully and so have some of my clients.)
So here’s the deal – use your Killer Calorie Crushing Kettlebell Workouts and the “Cheat Your Way Thin” program this holiday season, and without a doubt you while the average American is gaining the average 8 pounds in the next 6 weeks, you could quite easily lose 8 pounds, maybe more. (And of course leave everyone jealous and amazed that you can eat all your favorite foods and still lose weight.)
Get you copy HERE.
By the way, two things you should know –
1. There’s 2 bonuses that you can only get today –
Bonus #2: The Cheat Your Way Thin Restaurant Guide – A complete guide to dining out to compliment the program and calendar, giving you hundreds of Cheat Your Way Thin “approved” recipes to enjoy while being social and dining out
2. And it’s half price until Midnight tonight.
Get Cheat Your Way Thin and the bonuses HERE.
(Disclaimer: By the way, if you’re using my Kettelbell Burn 2.0 program, I don’t recommend this program for you right now. You already have a very specific nutrition plan tailored to the demands of the program. Plus, remember the 90% rule for “diet deviation”…)