Water. It’s all good when you’re thirsty or to dive into on a hot summer day.
It’s not so good when you find it on your bathroom floor.
Here I am yet again being stubborn.
I’m of the mind set that I can do anything.
You have to understand the reason I’m under the sink here (with my iPhone watching a YouTube plumbing video BTW).
It’s the CHALLENGE.
Yes, it’s probably smarter and more time efficient to get a plumber in, but I see a challenge and once I get my mind set on it, I have a hard time letting go.
I figured I’d swap out the supply line on what seemed to be a leaky something or other on a bathroom sink. I changed the faucet on the upstairs bathroom the day before Christmas last year so now I’m pretty much a plumber, right? (Kidding!)
Being stubborn like I am is a double edged sword. I may end up with a swimming pool in my basement if I lose this particular challenge, or I may learn a plumbing trick or two.
That’s the thing about challenges. It’s an opportunity to FAIL FORWARD.
I’ll never get better at something if I don’t give it a go.
Now plumbing is definitely not the thing that I want to really push myself into doing, but you get the point right?
It’s always good to push yourself out of your comfort zone. It’d be easy to just call a plumber, or in the fitness world, do the same old workout that I know I can do. It’s another thing to tackle something completely different, like the pull up bar, a KB, a new move.
See what I’m saying here? A challenge is a great opportunity to fail forward, to learn something and improve.
So, with the mindset that YOU can do anything, here’s a sweet lil challenge for you involving a KB and a pull up bar. (Don’t worry, there’s a pull up alternative.)
This simple to follow but tough to do workout uses my scientifically proven method of combining strength training and HIIT to get rid of stubborn belly fat:
- KB swing
- spiderman push ups
- goblet swing lunge
- pull up (or assisted pull up variation: band pull up, inverted row, suspension row)
- sit out (or mountain climber)
- plank recovery
5 rounds of 35 seconds of work with 07 rest/transition OR 20 reps
Fat burning is improved in the presence of growth hormone. You can naturally increase growth hormone production by increasing lactic acid. Lactic acid is produced when training anaerobically AND eccentrically. Make sure that you do a SLOW hang on the pull ups in this workout to give yourself a little more lactic acid 😉
My M2A (muscle metabolism acceleration) workouts will make you lose the steady state cardio and replace it with HIIT along with your strength training. Honestly this is the BEST way to burn fat, increase shapely muscle and increase your metabolism.
Forget doing steady state cardio unless you really enjoy plodding away at a low intensity for a long time getting little in the way of results. I’m not kidding here. Some people enjoy the slow pace on a treadmill. If this is you, do it for the enjoyment, but don’t expect fat loss results or a body transformation.
Enjoy this workout!
Oh, and if you have any plumbing tips, feel free to send them my way
Check out Challenge Fat Loss for more cool workouts that you can do in 20 min or less.