One of my favorite bands is a group called Cake (I am aware of the irony) and one of the well-known songs is a song called the distance. Knowing does two things for me: One, it gave me an opening statement to this week’s workout. Two: we all now have a song to listen to as we do this week’s workout!  So without further ado, let’s get blasting some fat!


Weekly workout: The Distance

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This workout is probably the simplest ever in the history of mankind and it also involves one of the lowest skill movements that there, but that does a lot for us training wise: Farmer’s carries! All that you have to have is a pair of relatively heavy dumbbells to do. Now I say relatively, because, if you go too heavy, you won’t be able to finish and if you go too light, you won’t get the maximum training effect.

I also want you to know why dumbbells are important for this week’s workout; the dumbbell’s weight placement is placed on both sides of the handle, so you have to keep the weight even as you carry the objects. The Kettlebell’s handle although awesome, is directly over the weight centering it for you.   However, although if all you have are two kettlebells, have fun and do it anyway!

Here is a brief video on this movement: 

This workout is done by doing farmer’s carries with dumbbells in a circular fashion. (We use the inside of the gym) Your goal is to keep the dumbbells straight as you walk. Do your circle, then rest 20 to 30 seconds and then again and again and again; stopping short of failure and your form breaking down. Time yourself to see how long you can do it for and try to beat it next time!

Enjoy this simple but not easy workout!

Once again we have your guidelines for success

  • Do all of your sets and reps with quality form. Crap only produces crap!
  • Breathe by matching your breathing with each pattern
  • Rest as much as you need to and no more.
  • Tough it out while working out ( keep in mind the results)
  • Enjoy the fat blasting effect  and raised metabolism.

Click here to get my Ultimate Kettlebell swing Tutorial and workout series. This series will not teach you the swing,  but show you  how to train with it to get to your goals!

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