It is the holiday season and a few days away from Christmas and I am very excited to be able to share the season with my awesome little dude as well as my siblings and friends.  I also am very excited about this week’s workout that involves a functional movement, loaded carries. 

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Think about it we have to carry all kinds of stuff around. We carry groceries, bags of gifts, (for this time of year) kids if you have them and so on. So, it makes perfect sense to strengthen and build work capacity with this movement pattern.

Weekly Workout: Cardio Christmas Carry

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This workout is so simple that it will make you question whether there is more  to it or not! But it will leave your heart and waistline happy as well as give you the option of one more cookie, if you so wish. 

Pick a distance to carry half or your body weight in dumbbells or kettlebells (I prefer kettlebells for this one, due to the ability to do more rounds with them.) Set a stop watch for 10 to 30 minutes and carry away, after each round check your heart rate and go again if low enough to do so, if not recover enough to midway or all the way for your aerobic training zone and then go and go and go again until your chosen time is up.

Enjoy the happy heart, fat-loss training friends!

 

 

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.
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