Workout Routines

Today's Workout 69: The rapid-fire kettlebell routine to melt away fat

Punishing rounds of kettlebell swings will blast flab and train your entire body—fast.

Today's Workout With Mike Simone: The Kettlebell Bracket Circuit to Blast Your Upper-Body
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

There's no getting around it: This routine is intense, and finishing six back-to-back rounds of it won't be easy. But if you're determined to drop those nagging final pounds of flab around your waist, and you're ready to do just about anything to get there, then it's time to pick up a pair of kettlebells and get to work.

This fat-melting circuit starts and ends with kettlebell swings to target your hips, glutes, hamstrings, lats, core, and shoulders. (They're also a challenging metabolic exercise, as you're about to find out.) Between those swings, you'll complete pushups and situps to broaden your chest and chisel those soon-to-be-revealed six-pack abs.

Directions

You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4 to 6 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more upper-body work:

Check out our favorite 10 upper-body moves that build your core, our 20-minute fat-burning kettlebell complex, and our workout to build a massive chest and get rid of your man-boobs.

For a complete archive of our daily quick-hit routines, go to mensfitness.com/todaysworkout.

Today's Workout 69 The rapid-fire kettlebell fat-melter (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Kettlebell Swing You'll need: Kettlebells How to
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-- sets
20 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Pushup How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Situp You'll need: No Equipment How to
5 CrossFit Workouts You Can Do With Only Dumbbells thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Kettlebell Swing You'll need: Kettlebells How to
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-- sets
20 sec. reps
60 sec. rest
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