Kettlebell and Body Weight – Workout Class

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. My excuse – 3 nights from hell in work… I am so glad to be off, but I was exhausted! But I am back with a fresh approach.

Todays workout is one that will enable beginners to participate better in the workout but it also shows exercise progressions, so those who are at a more advanced level can participate too. The video shows one round of the workout performed in a class style to help motivate and cue the exercises and key pointers while demonstrating them too. The idea then, is to replay the video back to the start of the exercise bit.

As I explain in the video, it was my sister who finally persuaded me that this type of video would be more beneficial to some viewers and she felt my current style left her forgetting what to do, or feeling that she could not continue with the exercise.Β  I guess I forgot how difficult it is to remember all the key points to doing an exercise as a beginner or even just to remember it during a workout without feeling flustered and frustrated.

My sister has been following Jillian Michaels’s DVDs which, secretly annoys me, as all that comes to mind when I see her is that terrible Kettlebell video on Youtube that she did!!!!!!! So I am hoping to encourage those people out there who want to exercise WITH me, to give this a go and let me know. Maybe I can persuade my sister to participate and offer her feedback πŸ˜€ Hopefully I do a better job than Ms Michael’s.

This style of video has been a long time coming and I do want your honest opinion about it. I can already see some issues with me trying to cover every-one’s needs in one video, but at the same time, that is what I would do in a class of people at different fitness levels.

An issue I thought of AFTER was that the time intervals would be different for each level. You may be performing a more advanced exercise, but getting too little from the time interval. But then, maybe some people are able to do the advanced exercise, but haven’t the recovery level.Β  And vise verse, some people have the fitness but lack the skill, so can I really cover everything ?? LOL

Would more advanced followers here really benefit from this set-up, as motivation might not be as big an issue? If not then should I focus this style towards beginners maybe doing one “class” per week?

Anyway, I will await the feedback, because I want to know what will help you the most and be the best use of my time πŸ™‚

The Workout

Firstly PLEASE warm up!

Set your Gymboss Interval Timer for 6 cycles of 30 seconds rest and 30 seconds effort and complete the following exercises:

  1. Kettlebell Goblet Squat
  2. Plank Climber
  3. Two-Handed Kettlebell Swing
  4. Burpee
  5. Kettlebell Alternating Reverse Lunge
  6. Kettlebell Vertical Swing

Repeat 2 or 3 more times and you got a great conditioning session πŸ™‚

Now cool down.

I only did the one round to demo this workout, as my left hip and SI Joint are bugging me at the minute (not impressed, as it is the first time since I started the blog that this has resurfaced), so I hope it’s not my arthritis returning to its old tricks :/

Remember if this set-up is pants you can tell me that too πŸ˜‰ But I hope it’s not πŸ˜€ It may just need a little tweak to make it better.

Look forward to your feedback.


  • May 12, 2011

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