MenFitness Iron Sides Burn Fat & Blast Your Core

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Men’s Fitness Iron Sides by Mike Mahler
This workout is from the 2011 December issue of Men’s Fitness.
What caught attention about this workout were some of the similar exercises that I have reviewed in other workouts. Due to my hectic schedule I have as of late, I’ve been looking for routines that deliver on intensity and doesn’t take too much time. Maintaining all the work of have put in the last two years to loose 40 lbs and keep it off isn’t just a goal it is a obsession.
Iron Sides is a efficient, full body, core blasting and fat burning workout that is easy to remember and do.
Here are some ways that I use it to increase difficulty and burn a little extra fat.

Make it harder – Shorten the rest period between exercise to 20s, 15s, 10s, or 0.
I personally only rest at the end of the circuit.
2. After workout burner, after a workout perform two circuits to burn extra fat.
3. Vary weights to increase intensity, for example the clean press start with a 45 lb kettlebell and switch it to a 30 for circuits 3-5.

Iron Sides Workout

Complete the following circuit five times. Take 45-second breaks in between each exercise and 60-second
breaks at the end of each round

1. ONE ARM KETTLEBELL CLEAN AND MILITARY PRESS
x 10 ON EACH SIDE
2. WIND MILL x6 ON EACH SIDE
3. FRONT SQUAT x 10
4. HAND-TO-HAND KETTLEBELL SWING x 15 ON EACH SIDE

Here are some reference links I used to create this video. Note I boiled down the exercises to give a general guideline on how to do the exercise. My video is only 5 mins. In total the reference links below are about 20 minutes worth of video.

Dan John perfecting the kettlebell swing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVEReOq5Jgs – 14 minutes

Steve Cotter Kettlebell – Steve is the the man!incredible Kettlebell videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6651sjanpxI&feature=plcp&context=C3b0a…
6 minutes

Phil Scarito from DV8 Fitness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdCiCjzlAbM
2.28 minutes

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Men’s Health Full Dumbbell Body Blast

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Men’s Health Full Body Dumbbell Blast is easy and effective.  Lately I haven’t had a lot of time to do my regular workouts.  In order to maintain what I’ve worked so hard to achieve I’ve been researching what I’m calling, short but sweat workouts.  Patrick Striet, owner of Force Fitness & Performance in Cincinnati Ohio came up with this lean mean fat burning workout.

This workout delivers and is easy to remember whether  you’re at home or in the gym.  All you need are some dumbbells and a bucket of will.

Check out Patrick’s gym if you live in Cincinnati.

MEN’S HEALTH SPARTACUS 2.O WORKOUT

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Men’s Health Spartacus 2.0 Workout

Men’s Health and Rachel Cosgrove have done it again!
Another ass kicking, muscle sculpting workout!

The routine  is a total of 10 exercises.
The way it works is in two steps.
Step 1:
5 Exercises:
1. Dumbbell Hang Pull
2. Offset Dumbbell Reverse Lunge
(Perform this exercise on one side your body.  Switch sides after each circuit.)
3. Single-arm Dumbbell Swing
(Perform this exercise on one side your body.  Switch sides after each circuit.)
4. Thrusters
5. Single-leg, Single-arm Underhand-grip Dumbbell Row
(Perform this exercise on one side your body.  Switch sides after each circuit.)
Perform each exercise for 40 seconds do as many reps as you can.
Rest for 20 seconds then move on to the next exercise.
Repeat for two circuits then rest 2 minutes, then repeat for  2 more circuits.
After you have completed 4 circuits total move on to Step 2.

Step 2:
5 Exercises
1. Dumbbell Chop
(Perform this exercise on one side your body.  Switch sides after each circuit.)
2. Plank Walkup to Pushup
3. Rotational Dumbbell Straight-leg Deadlift
(Perform this exercise on one side your body.  Switch sides after each circuit.)
4. Squat Thrusts
5. Jump Squat
Perform each exercise for 40 seconds do as many reps as you can.
Rest for 20 seconds then move on to the next exercise.
Repeat for two circuits then rest 2 minutes, then repeat for  2 more circuits.
After you have completed 4 circuits total you have completed Spartacus 2.0!

Just in case the above is confusing I have outline example of what a full Circuit should look like.

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MEDICINE BALL POWER MOVES

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If you have a Medicine Ball around the house and you haven’t used it in awhile dust it off and try out this full body circuit.  
Medicine Ball Power Moves consists of ten moves that will tone your
muscles, get your heart rate up, and burn calories along the way.
Remember intensity is really important.  Try this routine out and let
me know what you think.

Suggested frequency 2 to 3 times a week. You can make this routine
harder by performing each exercise for 1 minute instead of 30 seconds..

MEDICINE BALL POWER MOVES

1. MEDICINE BALL HOP
2. MEDICINE BALL SQUAT THRUST/PRESS
3. ROLLING BALL PUSH UP
4. MEDICINE BALL RUSSIAN TWIST
5. MEDICINE BALL SHOTGUN
6. MEDICINE BALL PUSH UP
7. MEDICINE BALL CHOP
8. MEDICINE BALL SPLIT JUMP
9. MEDICINE BALL SIDE LUNGE
10. MEDICINE BALL SLAM!

PERFORM THE EXERCISES AS A CIRCUIT
(ONE EXERCISE RIGHT AFTER THE OTHER)

PERFORM EACH EXERCISE FOR 30 SECONDS

TAKE A 15 SECOND BREAK AT THE END OF EACH EXERCISE

AFTER EXECUTING ALL TEN EXERCISES TAKE A
1 MINUTE BREAK

PERFORM 3 CIRCUITS

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Two Exercise Fat Blasting Routine

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By Alwyn Cosgrove

I am always amazed with how simple things can be. Torching fat doesn’t have to take a lot of time or be complicated.  Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S developed this two exercise workout to torch calories and ignite your metabolism.  Basically, what this workout does is get your body set up to burn more calories all day.

I did some research on Alwyn and his theory on fat loss and found this interesting quote.
“the post workout period that results in metabolic disturbance, elevating EPOC, fat burning enzyme activity and total body fat oxidation to maximize caloric burn for the other 23+ hours per day”. Alwyn focuses on workouts that keep your body burning even after you finished working out.

Check out this interesting read Training techniques to maximize fat loss. Where Alwyn answers the question . What do you look for when designing a fat loss training program? Do you look at what people have done in the gyms before, or do you read the research and then try to recreate that?

Click here to read more.

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