As some of you already know, my wife and I expecting baby #5 sometime in the next few days. If you have kids or are expecting a child soon, then you’ll know that there is a lot of prep to do prior to the little bambino’s arrival.
Just this past weekend, we spent time doing loads of laundry for the baby’s new clothes, putting together a new dresser, dusting off and cleaning car seats, high chairs and other baby paraphenelia, etc.
Usually I’ll make the most of the weekend by watching the football game, but this past Sunday, I took no pleasure folding laundry while watching my “New York Football Giants” get their clocks cleaned by the New Orleans Saints. (Not to worry. We’ll see who’s left standing in January.)
My point is, that when you’re busy – whether you have kids, or a thriving business that needs your attention, or urgent matters that you need to tend to, or other things of significance that you find important – working out and staying lean, although it may be a priority in your life, will sometimes have to take a backseat.
Now that doesn’t mean that you neglect yourself entirely and NOT train and let your diet go out the window. It just means that some other things may have to take priority over your time every now and then.
If you were one of the lucky ones who picked up the TT Kettlebell Revolution Package in early September, then you also received the Original 10-Minute KB workout eBook.
I’ve had to turn to the 10-minute workouts in that book quite often over the past 2 weeks just because it’s been so hectic.
The thing with me though, is that I have a tendency of getting bored really easily, so when that happens, I like to come up with new ways to get as much work in as I can in 10-minutes.
Now let me preface this by saying that when I construct my workouts (and yours as well), I ALWAYS try to incorporate more pulling movements than pushing movements.
The reason is because most of us already are “anterior dominant”. A lot of the clients and people that I work with have been engulfed by the bodybuilding culture for so many years that they’ve focused solely on the muscles they see in the mirror.
As a result, they’ve got really tight pecs and a forward-leaning posture. If you couple that with the fact mostly everyone works in front of a computer now (where our hands are in front of us and we’re hunched forward while working on our keyboards), then doing more pushing movements that will only further tighten our pecs and shoulders, doesn’t really make sense.
So I try to incorporate a lot of exercises for the upper/mid-back in the form of rowing and pulling exercises.
Here’s a workout that I did yesterday that you should definitely try…
-Dynamic Warm-Up of “Rise & Shines”, Push-ups & Reverse Lunges (I did 2 circuits of 10 reps for each exercise)
1) Goblet Squats (AMAP x 30s) – see picture LEFT
2) Push-Ups (AMAP x 30s)
3) 1-Arm 2-Point KB Row (15 reps/side)
4) Reverse Lunges holding a KB in the Overhead position (10 reps per side)
5) Mountain Climbers (30 reps)
6) 2-Arm KB Swings (30 reps)
If you dissect that circuit, you’ll see that it covers a lot of natural movements – a bilateral squat, a push, a pull, a unilateral lunging movement, some type of ab exercise and a metabolic component.
Training this way – covering basic movement patterns and incorporating some type of ab and metabolic training – gives you all you need to stay in shape when you’re busy.
So drop the bodypart split routines already and get off the elliptical machine. Kettlebell training is more efficient – it gets you results faster AND in less time.
-Chris, the soon-to-be Father of 5 and your TT Kettlebell Revolution Expert
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