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.
Phil Scarito from DV8 Fitness