Fitness Friday .. A quick workout is a good workout!

Hands up those of you who love to spend hours at the gym?  Certainly not me!  Well, except of course when I'm working, and that doesn't count!

Maybe it's because I'm a bit of an impatient person, or so I've been told ... but I like to get my workout done and get outta there!  I like to get as much bang for my buck as I can!

Depending on your goals, it's really not necessary to spend hours a day training.  Like those long runs I've had to do in training for the half marathons, I want the achievement of completing the half but I can tell that you training for it ain't always a fun!  But I do it 'cause it just has to be done .. feather in my cap!

I like to try and fit in some kind of workout most days, but there are some days it doesn't work and some days I need to find something that's going to work .. fast! 

Today is one of those days.  I've been at work this morning and I've got some running around to do this afternoon before I pick the kids up, get everyone ready and to the babysitters so that I can get myself prettied up for a dinner tonight.

Quick 30 minute workout required! 

I thought I would share today's kettlebell workout, so here it is ...

Warm up run around the block   15 minutes
** It wasn't raining ( insert happy face ) and poor Baxter ( the Border Collie ) needed to stretch his legs!

Around the world      10 each way   ( swinging around your body )  
Lunge rows               10 each side
Low windmills            8 each side
2 arm swings             15 swings
Single leg deadlift      10 each leg
Shoulder press          10 each side

I used an 8kg kettlebell and repeated the cycle twice.  All up this took me just over 30 minutes, so I skipped the third cycle .. ooops?!

More importantly, I worked pretty much every muscle in my body and managed to get my heart rate up there!  Efficient, effective workout I say!

I'm off to have lunch now, and I might even shower before I get the kids!  Aren't I a nice mum?!

Do you like to get more bang for your buck when you train?  What's your favourite smash it out and get outta there workout?

Read more about kettlebells here


Deb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm all for efficient workouts. As you know I mostly do classes which AREN'T as efficient as a solo effort, but I enjoy them and they aren't a chore to get to. BUT when I exercise alone and going for a cardio workout (as opposed to just doing a walk for example) I try to be efficient!

Liz@LastChanceTraining said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love quick workouts, especially fun when canines are involved. I have a kettle bell but it's only 6kg - need to get some heavier ones :)

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Deb Classes are great to get that extra bit of fun and motivation! Bang for your buck is what I like ..

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Liz@LastChanceTraining I have an 8kg and a 12kg and will eventually get another one. I am really enjoying my quick intense workouts at home!