Kettlebell Meltdown, Burn the LBS and Lose the Weight!

So every couple months I take a 'rest' week to rejuvenate my body, and everyone should. Your body needs a week to recuperate and recover from the stress and work you put it through week in and week out. When I say 'rest' week, this does not mean that I don't workout. I do less intense workouts and take fun fitness classes like hot yoga, spinning, or zumba of course!! This way I give myself a 'revival' period, mentally and physically. So today's workout, I must admit...was not quite a 'rest' routine. But, I was giving myself a break from my usual 6 mile interval sprint training run which is quite brutal, so in my book this was a 'rest' workout from what I would have done today, lol....enjoy!

Check out my previous exercise video posts or YouTube for demonstration on how to perform these exercises.

Complete 4 Rounds of the exercises below as a circuit: 1. Kettlebell Step-Ups (10R/Leg) 2. Kettlebell Clean & Press (10R/Arm) 3. Double Kettlebell Swing (20R) 4. Kettlebell Single Leg Squat (10R/Leg) 5. Jump Rope/Scissor Shuffle/Jumping Jacks/Jump Squats (1 min; last round do 2-3 minutes)

Notes: *Complete # of reps for each exercise, than move right onto next until you finish all exercises/reps which is one circuit. Take a short 30 seconds break and continue until you complete 4 circuits/rounds. *Choose a weight heavy enough in which you max out at 10 reps for each exercise. *Kettlebell Step-Ups- I held a Kettlebell in 'racked' position at my shoulder (same leg stepping up) and did step-ups on a chair. *For #5- I did this workout to some dance music. So for #5 I would do Double Skip Jump Rope until the verse changed, go right into Scissor shuffle until music changed up, and so on. I usually did 10-20 jump squats per round. *Scissor shuffle - Similar to what you do on a cross country skier machine but you are jumping as you scissor legs.

I was literally dripping sweat at the end of this workout but I really enjoyed it. The Jump Rope/#5 part was fun to do to music and I must admit it was quite a little dance party in my house! Try it out and challenge yourself to do all 4 rounds to burn off those pounds!! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tMuPqVzLik&w=640&h=360] Keep those fitness goals in mind, remember what you're working out for!!! :)

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