Archive for the Kettlebell Category


The Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Workout- For Climbers?

My son, an avid rock climber and fitness freak, stopped by for a visit on the weekend and brought along The Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Workout video. I let him use my bell and he went through the whole video, all 6 workouts. I used a lighter bell and followed along for the ride for most […]

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NFL Workout with the Kettlebell for Football Players

Kettlebells are being used by professional NFL athletes because of the dynamic nature of the kettlebell workout. NFL players are discovering that they make an ideal tool to use for active, whole body sports like football because of their comprehensive impact. Since, kettlebells (used properly) engage full muscle groups dynamically, large muscle groups for the […]

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Performing Kettlebell Squats for Leg Shaping, Strength and Flexibility

Using a variety of kettlebell exercises can add new dimensions to your training regimes. Not only are they functional but can also be fun. A very good exercise for the legs are Kettlebell squats which target the large muscles in the legs and backside (quads, hamstrings and glutes) if performed correctly. The more correctly you […]

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No Workout Excuses- Wounded Afghanistan Vet with One Arm Uses Kettlebells in Crossfit Training to Help Others

Ok, we all have excuses for not working out. Most of them are not good ones. But how about the excuses that surpass losing an arm in combat and still working out. Makes your excuses pretty pathetic doesn’t it? Brendan Ferreira was badly wounded while serving in Afghanistan. This includes the loss of an arm. […]

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Portable Kettlebell? The New Koreball System Kettlebell

Travel a lot but still want to keep up with your kettlebell workouts? It’s pretty inconvenient to have to lug a 25, 30 or 35 kettleball around with you along with all the rest of your luggage. Not to mention the bells and whistles you would set off when your carry-on was run through the […]

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6 Home Workout Tips to Help You to Refine and Improve Your Progress….Safely!

hese tips are targeted for the home workout person but most can also apply to live instructor led workouts. The idea is to focus on your needs first to prevent injury and improve the benefits of your workout. Remember- The instructor is already fit and practiced. You probably are not. So don’t expect to keep […]

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Quick Progress Report – My Kettlebell Experience So Far

ell, should have been more active here, but been really pushed with projects. Just wanted to give you a brief report on my progress with kettlebells. I’ve been using a 20 lb. cast iron kettlebell and Sarah Lurie’s Iron Core Kettlebell Workout DVD’s. I am not a spring chicken so I started light. I am […]

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Important- Let Your Body Be Your Guide

ne principle to pay attention to and use is to listen to your body as you move along in your kettlebell fitness program. It is important to pay attention to your limits. You may be pushing yourself to reach that next level of weight or workout session or DVD, but if your body is resisting, […]

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Three Kettlebell Exercises for Athletes

 great kettlebell exercise for athletes covered in a previous post is the two arm swing. This exercise uses nearly every major muscle group through a smooth, swinging motion that actively incorporates the core muscles. The core muscles are engaged because they are necessary to stabilize the body while your  center of gravity constantly shifts throughout […]

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Kettlebell Training and Athletes- even High Performance Pros

s kettlebell training suitable for athletes, even high level ones? Well, as it turns out, they can be a great addition to an athletes training regimen and offer highly transferable benefits. Plus, they are easy to add to your current weight training routine.  Some benefits include: You can mimic the movements needed in your sport […]

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