Kettlebell Training Benefits – Full Body Workout

Kettlebells are a great tool to have for your workouts. Especially now with a lot of people not in the gym.

Kettlebells can provide a perfect combo of Strength, Conditioning, & Balance.

They are perfect for a home workout. Since you only really need one.

KBs improve core and stability. Helps with mobility, and range of motion. And helps with muscle imbalances (versus a barbell, where your “stronger” side can take over).

Now that I sold you on getting a kettlebell or using one that you have access too, what exercises should you do??

Seriously, they can work the WHOLE body. You can use it in a bodybuilding style workout or a more cross training style workout. Or both.

Here’s a quick video demo, taking you through a handful of strength exercises. Working through the full body.

A couple tips:

Make sure to not go too light. You want to feel like you’re working out and challenging your body.

But, also, don’t go too heavy. Doing single kettlebell movements with a weight too heavy can lead to a quick injury.

Here’s a couple other Kettlebell Workouts to try out.

Cardio Kickboxing Benefits + Workouts

When I was doing In Person One on One Training, a favorite style of workout was always the days we did Cardio Kickboxing.

While I taught the basic techniques to hit a decent punch and kick, it was so much more than that.

A major thing was the stress relief it provided. To come in a just punch and kick things (mostly me!) was incredibly beneficial to the mood.

Other benefits included:

Better balance

Better coordination

Energy Boost

High calorie burning

Strength training without weights

Better Endurance, Speed, & Power

And another benefit was, you can do it anywhere. Yes, having a punching bag is a plus, but it’s not 100% necessary to get a great workout in.

Shadow boxing is great!

Getting a partner to hold some pads up is great!

It’s really a great overall workout.

Here’s 3 Cardio Kickboxing Workouts you can do anywhere.

Day 2 – 30 Day Bodyweight Challenge

Day 2 of the #1LIFE1YOUFitness 30 Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge

Cardio focused. Move quickly from move to move before a rest.
3 Sets. 4 Rounds Each Set

15s work for each exercise. 3 exercises. Then 45s rest between rounds.

Total workout time= 18 minutes

4 Rounds

Jumping Jacks 15 sec

Butt Kicks 15 sec

1 2 3 Shuffle 15 sec

Rest for 45 sec

Switch Kicks

4 Rounds

Jumping Jacks 15 sec

Squat Jacks 15 sec

Switch Kicks 15 sec

Rest for 45 sec

4 Rouunds

Jumping Jacks 15 sec

Squat Pulse 15 sec

Fast Knees 15 sec

Rest for 45 sec

Check out Day 1 HERE

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Day 1 – 30 Day Bodyweight Challenge

In an effort to push you to not wait for the new year, and new years resolutions, we will be starting the 30 day bodyweight challenge.

No gym needed. No equipment needed. And just a small block of time (all workout should take under 30-40 minutes to finish)

DAY 1

Interval style workout, split into two parts.

Part 1: 3 rounds — 4 exercises– 30s work, 20s rest
60s Full rest
Part 2: 3 rounds — 3 exercises– 30s work, 30s rest

30s Jumping Jacks – 20s Rest

30s High Knees – 20s Rest

30s Squats – 20s Rest

30s Toe Touch Jumps – 40s Rest

Repeat 3x – Then 60s Rest

30s High Plank – 30s Rest

30s Pushups – 30s Rest

30s Mountain Climbers – 30s Rest

Repeat 3x

Total Time: 21 Minutes

If you want to try out the 30 Day Bodyweight Challenge For Free, Using The 1LIFE1YOU Fitness Training App, message us on Instagram and we’ll set you up!

The Spell Your Name Alphabet Bodyweight Workout

I’m a big fan of creative workouts. I know you get results from consistency and following a plan and progressions. But, every now and then, you should break the norm and do something different.

And this is definitely something different!

I came across a version of the SPELL YOUR NAME WORKOUT years ago, and we’ve been doing different versions of it ever since.

This is the fully Bodyweight version. No equipment needed (just something sturdy to do tricep dips on).

How does it work?

1) Take your name (Nick Sherman), and match each letter to the exercise and reps attached.

My name’s workout will go like this:

N- 5 Burpees. I- 10 Toe Touch Jumps. C- 25 High Knees K- 30s Squat Pulses. Then I’ll do my last name, and sheesh!

2) Do the workout.

Alternative ways to do it is, to do multiple rounds of your name.

Or, add in someone else’s name.

When we do it in the studio, I have an Iron Man helmet with a lot of little pieces of paper with different names on them to randomly pick a name.

“Fun” Times lol

Try it out and let me know what you think!

What is HIIT?!

If you’re into fitness at all (I hope so if you’re reading this blog), then you’ve more than likely came across the acronym H.I.I.T., and like me, thought, “Is it HIT or HI-IT?” and “what is H.I.I.T.?”

The first questions answer is “HIT”

The second questions answer is HIIT stands for HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING

HIIT is simply, an interval workout with short periods of intense exercises paired with shorter periods of rest/recovery.

For example:

4 Rounds of

20s Exercise

10s Rest

20s Exercise

10s Rest

HIIT is praised for improving athletic performance (Think of how a football game is played. Short burst of work, rest, repeat), and conditioning. And there are also studies showing HIIT workouts reducing fat mass in your body.

Now, these benefits really only work properly if you are including the HIGH INTENSITY into your training. You need to really push yourself in those intervals to see max benefits.

There’s no standard way of setting up a HIIT workout, but, most use the 2:1 ratio of work:rest. 20s/10s, 30s/15s, etc…

And HIIT workouts can range anywhere from 4 minutes to 30 minutes.

If you think 4 minutes is too short, try a Burpee HIIT workout.

8 rounds- 20s work / 10s rest of just Burpees. Sweat will be pouring!

You can use any exercise you want for a HIIT workout. Put together 3-4-5 exercises for a couple rounds. As long as the INTENSITY is high, you’ll get the benefits of doing HIIT.

In addition to improving performance, better conditioning, and burning more body fat, some other benefits include:

Increase metabolism
Can be done anywhere
No equipment needed
Prevent workout boredom
Betters endurance
Keeps you on a timed schedule
Helps retain the muscle you already have