Kettlebell Core Cardio
20 Minute Kettlebell Workout
Make use of a lighter kettlebell, and scorch your way through a list of calisthenic style movements!
The number one excuse that most people use for not working out is that they don’t have enough time.
This kettlebell workout can give you your cardio in just 20 minutes. If you’re used to spending an hour on the treadmill or watching TV on a spin-bike, then you WILL be blown away by the effectiveness of this workout!
Kettlebell Core Cardio is a 20-minute, high-intensity, interval-training cardio workout. It uses a light-weight kettlebell and core-crunching movements to make you sweat, work your abs, and burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. All members of JohnnyFit Online can access this kettlebell workout!
It’s based on the concept of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). You do really intense movements for short periods of time that blast your heart rate way up! Then, after a short rest, you do another intense movement. The basic idea of HIIT is to perform cardio so intensely that your body spends hours recovering and continues to burn calories throughout the recovery period.
Studies show that HIIT can burn 9 times as many calories as a traditional cardio workout such as jogging on a treadmill. Let me do the math for you. If you consider that a 150-pound person will burn nearly 800 calories by running 7 mph for an hour, then in 20 minutes that 150 pound person is burning 267 calories (800/3 = 267 calories). In the previous point I noted that HIIT can burn 9 times as many calories as traditional cardio, so 267 x 9 = 2,403 calories. I am not joking and this is not a gimmick!
- These 2,403 calories you’ll burn include the ones you burn after performing HIIT throughout the recovery period. This is the great thing about HIIT: You keep burning calories even after you stop working out!
- The math will vary for everyone depending on metabolism, intensity, and other body factors. Any way you slice it, HIIT burns a LOT of calories!