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Extreme In Home Cardio!

Extreme In Home Cardio!

In home cardio workouts shouldn’t be easy. This is especially the case if you are a RESULTS oriented person. If you are a RESULTS oriented person like me and want to learn about what in home cardio workouts work the best then you need to tune in and read the rest of this article. Buckle your chin strap my friend and get ready to achieve the cardiovascular conditioning of a race horse!

I regularly get irritated with several of the tag lines that read “Easy cardio for big time results.”  This is a total load of crap. I want to present something to you. If its easy it doesn’t work! Now having said this I don’t mean that it has to be complicated or even impossible I just mean it has to be challenging. Now here is the good news, if you do engage in more intense bouts of cardio training like cardio strength training the results come much faster!  Like I said earlier if you are results oriented this is the type of in home cardio style of training that you have been looking for.

Cardio Strength Training: Real In Home Cardio!

For this workout you will need the availability of at least a single kettlebell of moderate resistance. From here I want you to either walk out into your garage or out onto your lawn and gear up to start a series of 3 different totes with the kettlebell. Thats right you are going to carry and move the kettlebell in 3 different ways. Just bare with me because this will make sense in just a minute. To begin, you need to make sure that the space you are going to be training in is fairly open and flat and that you have a walking distance of at least 12 to 15 yards. From here you are going to start at one end of this space and tote the bell in one hand while pressed overhead for a round trip (24 to 30 yards). Each style of tote will include a round trip.  Once you have completed this round trip then you will want to switch arms to do the same thing on the opposite side.

Next, you will want to hold the bell by the horns (sides of the handles) with it at your chest and walk lunge the round trip. This should be done immediately after completing the pressed overhead walks without resting in between as should the rest of the series. When performing the walking lunges make sure not to get sloppy and start staggering from left to right or bending over during each stride. You want to look like you are training, not like you are dying. Remember to control the weight and not allow it to control you.

Finally, on the last round trip you are going to place the bell on the ground and drag it as you back pedal the round trip distance. The key here is that if you are using one bell you are to drag it with one arm the first round trip and then switch arms to do the second round trip like you did with the overhead pressing totes. As you drag the bell maintain a wide base with your feet of about shoulder width distance or slightly wider.  Once you complete this you will have finished a single round of the kettlebell totes.

After performing 5 or 6 of these for the first time you will see why this workout is truly an extreme in home cardio experience. If the first round is too easy then your bell is too light. Make your cardio workouts effective in the comfort of your own home. Remember that most anyone can train hard, but only the best train smart my friend.



Brandon Richey is a Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), author, coach, and loves the thought of having the need for speed and strength for just about any "just in case" kinda moment. Brandon strives to write and train with a thought out driven purpose in mind for his readers. He likes to help his readers/trainees to drive their thinking beyond just the physical traits of obtaining strength, but by also helping them to try and exercise their "minds" as well. He likes to think he has a pretty good sense of humor, but also likes to portray the whole "hard" look too from time to time because, according to him, there is a time and a place for each to be expressed. He always finishes with the tagline that most anyone can train hard, but only the best train smart!

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