Nightmare Before Christmas 2 Cardio Circuit

Last year about this time I came out with my Nightmare Before Christmas cardio training circuit. It was a simple but brutal 4 exercise circuit and I had a lot of great feedback from riders who found it effective for building strength endurance. In the spirit of the holiday season, here is my new Nightmare Before Christmas 2 cardio circuit:

Exercise #1: Kettlebell Swing

Exercise #2: Burpee with Push Up

Exercise #3: Russian Twist

Exercise #4: Jump Rope/ Jumping Jacks

Go hard for 45 seconds and then rest for 15 seconds while you switch to the next exercise. Go through the circuit 3 times for a total of 12 exercises.

This circuit will take you less than 15 minutes to complete and will work your hips, core, upper body and cardio in one compact package. Use it the next time the weather outside is frightful but you want your trail fitness to be more delightful…Merry Christmas!

-James Wilson-

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  1. Laurel says:

    Do you have a vid or instructions for the Russian Twist? Not sure what that is…


    Reply • December 23 at 10:04 am
  2. electric says:

    If you’re not near some weights maybe you can use the family frozen turkey or ham as your kettlebell! Haha, merry Christmas!

    Reply • December 23 at 4:34 pm
  3. chance says:

    hey a russian twist- sit on your but like you are going to do a sit up or a v sit, you can keep your feet on the ground or pick them up to make it harder. you dont need a weight but you can use one or a medicine ball to make it harder. if not using a weight hold your hands together and raise your back off the ground about 45 degs and rotate torso from side to side, touching your hands/weight to the ground. Keep your abs contracted and your back straight. thats the basics, there are you tube videos if james doesn’t have one

    Reply • December 30 at 10:11 am

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