Thoughts and discussion on kettlebell training, strength and conditioning, Olympic lifting, fat loss, getting healthy and fit, NMT, core training, Pilates, mobility and anything else that goes with the above.
Seek instruction before attempting this. Lie flat on your back and use two hands to press the kettlebell above your chest. Hold it strong in the left hand and keep the arm straight. Bend the left kee and hip with your left foot flat on the ground. The right leg is straight out along the ground. Breathe in, brace the abs and exhale as you roll onto your right elbow (see below).
Warm up using D.R.O.M. and some squats or deadlifts with the kettlebells that you will be using. Try 5 front squats and hold the last Goblet style for a couple of breaths. When you feel warmed up properly, begin the session. You don't have to use the kettlebell weights that i did but you need 2 kettlebell, one heavier than the other.
If you play any G.A.A. sports or even Rugby or Soccer, kettlebells are ideal for the team to do strength and conditioning pitch side training. What are kettlebels you might ask? They are versatile weights, shaped like cannonballs with handles that can be transported to the pitch in a jeep or boot of a car.
One of my new kettlebell group members made a comment to me last night about how the majority in kettlebell class are women. All of my groups are the same, mainly women. You would think that a class involving lifting, pushing, pulling and squatting cast iron cannonballs with handles would be more attractive to men?
Recently i have taken to some conditioning workouts, namely the vo2 max snatch workout devised by Kenneth (Dane of Pain) Jay RKC Senior. What are the benefits of this workout compared to a long walk or cycle for example? All will burn calories, yes no doubt. Walking will use your body weight in a way that you are well use to using it.
Christmas is approaching and the obvious is going to happen for most of us. I am talking about diet and exercise. Yes we will all over eat and probably the foods that are not too good for us, not to mention the extra bottle of Vino or two! Such is life :) So where does the exercise fit in? If anything it should be stepped up during the coming weeks. The calories that you are about to consume over the next few weeks will HAVE to be burned.