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Superior Cardiovascular Conditioning – 2 Drills For You To Develop Ultimate Cardiovascular Fitness!

Superior Cardiovascular Conditioning – 2 Drills For You to Develop Ultimate Cardiovascular Fitness!

One variable in training that ALL serious athletes have to have is superior cardiovascular conditioning. When I talk about cardio I am referring to training your body to the point of a sweat drenched shirt and along with having the strength of a lion at the same time. Permit yourself a minute to read about how you can accomplish this very feat by applying the following 2 drills!

1. Kettlebell Snatch: This is a lift that will get your heart pumping harder and quicker than any workout, bike ride, or long distance run you have ever attempted. The overhead snatch is a lift executed with the kettlebell that is somewhat of a hybrid type of lift in it’s nature due to the fact that it is both an Olympic style and endurance style lift. It involves a technique of swinging the bell from between your legs and punching the palm of your hand vertically to lock out the kettlebell overhead.

At the end of the movement your shoulder is locked into the socket, your elbows are locked, and your body is systemically challenged to the limit! You integrate hundreds of muscles and your cardiovascular fitness will soar by executing this particular lift. Try a 100 of these in less than 5 minutes with a moderately heavy bell and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about!

2. Kettlebell Squat and Press: If you are an endurance athlete and you don’t prioritize your training to include the strength and conditioning element then you are doing yourself a disservice. This particular lift is a great lift to accomplish both elements of developing total-body strength by incorporating the push movement, and total conditioning by the particular amount of work volume that you can add to this lift. This lift involves you first cleaning the bell to your chest, then performing a squat, and finally pressing the bell above your head at the top of the squat movement. This kettlebell training lift is a sure way for you to develop a superior amount of endurance for your competitive event.

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I’m Brandon Richey the Strength and Conditioning Pro!



I'm a Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and author. I have had over 17 years experience in MMA fitness, strength and conditoning, and athletic performance for most every sport. As an author and specialist I've written close to a million words on fitness and strength. I'm also a Muay Thai practictioner and enjoy helping others to reach their peak potential through fitness and performance.

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