Turn your office into a gym and turn a small part of your coffee break into a health-revolutionizing regime that will only take 4 minutes a day of your precious time. Keep one kettlebell in your office - that's all you need to get started down the road to great health and conditioning.
This 4-minute, nonstop, no-rest kettlebell routine will have a dramatic effect on your health and mood. With only one moderate-sized kettlebell, you'll not only burn about 50 calories during this workout, but you'll double your metabolic calorie burn for the next hour, which will be an after-burn of another 90 calories, give or take. And, this brief routine is enough to give a shot of endorphin, the post-exercise "feel good" hormone.
Here's the routine:
30 seconds - kettlebell slingshot clockwise
30 seconds - kettlebell slingshot counter-clockwise
60 seconds - 1-hand alternating kettlebell swing
30 seconds - kettlebell goblet squat
30 seconds - kettlebell clean - right hand
30 seconds - kettlebell clean - left hand
15 seconds - kettlebell halo - clockwise
15 seconds - kettlebell halo - counter-clockwise
Total = 4 minutes
Suggested kettlebell weight (less for beginners):
moderate, men = 18% of your body weight
moderate, women = 10% of your body weight
vigorous, men = 25% of your body weight
vigorous, women = 14% of your body weight
In other words, if you're a man that weighs 167 pounds (76 kg), you'll pick a 30-lb (14kg) kettlebell for a moderate workout; a woman who weighs 124 pounds (56 kg) will choose a 12-pound (6 kg) kettlebell.
If you change nothing else in your lifestyle, but you do the above routine every day, you'll lose between 1-2 pounds a month; not only that, but you'll feel much better. These 4 minutes a day will save you hours in doctor's offices as well. Worth it? Go for it!