Kettlebell Swing 5-Minute Workout

Happy Motivation Monday – and Happy Patriot’s Day to you!

This is another installment in my series – Motivation Mondays – to help you get your week off to a good start with a tip, technique or motivational workout you can use immediately.

Today’s video is about cross training.

As we head into the spring season, we may – or may not – be as fit as we would like to be. While our endurance and leg strength might be just fine after a (long) winter of erging, our upper body strength, arms, and core might need some work – and fast. Carrying boats is not for the faint of heart.

So what is the answer? Kettlebells – a super efficient and super effective workout for your whole body that combines cardio and weight work. Even a really short workout can make a big difference.

Today’s video (8:25) is from Shane Farmer, founder of DarkHorseRowing.com. Shane explains why he thinks the kettlebell is one of the best tools you can have in your arsenal for enhancing your fitness level, especially as a rower.

He is a bit long winded so if you just want to skip to the workout, go to the 5:00-minute mark. Give the workout a try and see if you don’t feel it the next day!

If you are new to kettlebells or haven’t done them for a while, choose a weight that is slightly lighter than what you think you can handle and always do a good warmup and cool-down stretch session. You’ll still feel the workout. Cheers!
Chris

P.S. I did a kettlebell workout on Friday after being a bit of a slug all week…and I’m still sore. I find the second day is the worst but today is a contender. Just sayin’.

Watch the quick video on how to do the kettlebell swing properly.

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