You know those workouts where, as soon as you’re finished, you’re like, “Oh, crap. I’m already feeling that. Tomorrow is going to suck!” Yeah. This is that workout.
I almost always film, edit and post my workouts on the same day. I’m impatient like that, and frankly, I’m not technologically savvy enough to make the videos look any slicker than they already do. It’s just you and me working out in my living room, guys, no fancy countdown clocks or extra music. I have toyed with the idea of adding more pizzazz, but I honestly don’t even know where to start, so for now, I’m just going to keep on doing what I do. Which was not the point of this paragraph at all, so let me get back to that:
I am so freaking sore today, it’s unreal.
Happily, I am my most favorite kind of sore (and yes, I have given this some thought, and there are definitely different kinds of sore. Shoveling rocks sore. I have the flu sore. And this one: I didn’t even know I had muscles there sore.)
Are you still excited about giving this workout a try? Good! You’re going to love it. It’s horribly awesome, and I think the thing that I like best about it is that it’s a little bit sneaky. Ladder workouts are like that – you start with one rep of each exercise and it’s super easy. Even rounds two and three seem pretty unremarkable. But then you cruise into the middle numbers and you start to realize that the kettlebell is heavier than it seemed at the beginning. And windmills are really hard. And when, exactly, are we going to be done? Not ’til round ten? Oh. My.
I highly encourage you to watch and follow along with the video below, if only to join in with all my grunting, but this handy-dandy breakdown means you can take the workout with you wherever you go, too. (Leave a comment if you have questions!)
Brutal KETTLEBELL Ladder Workout | Full Body Intermediate STRENGTH TRAINING Workout for Fat Loss
Equipment: One Kettlebell (mine was 10 lbs)
Exercise Time: 37 minutes
Start with just one rep of each exercise, increase by one rep each round until you have completed ten rounds.
- Halos (one in each direction = 1 rep)
- Reverse Lunge Figure 8s (one in each direction = 1 rep)
- High Pulls (do all reps on Left Side)
- High Pulls (do all reps on Right Side)
- Windmills (do all reps on Left Side)
- Windmills (do all reps on Right Side)
Finisher: 55 Kettlebell Swings
Can’t see the video below? Click here to watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gTVQu5-i3u8
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