Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Everyone wants to do more in less time. Just imagine how much you could get done if you had an extra hour or two a day! That may be a fantasy, but boosting the caloric burn—without spending more time in the gym—isn't. Use these smart... Read more
Ever notice how you can’t spell "workout" without the word "work?" Most of us view work as something we have to do, not necessarily something that we want to do. It's the opposite of leisure and the killer of fun. We all... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
So I ordered Zumba Exhilarate and the Kettlebell Kickboxing Scorcher series and I am impressed. I was sweating and feeling good, and like I burned a lot of calories. Any spinning, jump rope, kickboxing, or step dvds anyone would recommend? Also wonde... Read more
I do not have a heart rate monitor, but am planning to get one with a chest strap, because the one I thought was a hrm, does not calculate weight or calories burned. I know kettlebell training can burn a lot of calories, but I highly doubt that it bu... Read more
Guideline seems to be a person should get roughly 30 percent of their calories from fat. I swing a lot on this because I eat a lot of "good fats" so some days my percentage is as high as 37 percent but, after a high day I try to cut back more and go... Read more
About a month ago I started doing an introductory kettlebell workout about three times a week. I thought I was following the correct form. However, I noticed last week that my lower back feels very tight and sore. I noticed it when I leaned over tha... Read more
It's been awhile since I've been on spark people and about 6 months since I've worked out...I'm confident I can stay active and healthy this time around. The turn around point was when none if my clothes would fit anymore. I don't feel comfortable in... Read more
For those of us who are different. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of THE DARK SIDE. If you like swinging from the stars, howling at the moon and crawling under rocks at dawn...Join us!
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Kettlebells continue to lead the way as one of the biggest fitness trends of 2011. Having participated in an eight week kettlebell class with a certified kettlebell instructor this past spring, it is now one of my favorite of all-time cross traini... Read more
Just like fashion trends come and go, same can be said about workout trends. Hundreds of years ago Russian bodybuilders were using cannonball-like equipment for strength training. Little did they know then that their workouts would be turned into cla... Read more
In a brief digression from my normal blog posts, I wanted to talk a bit about my exercise routine.
Probably the shortest post I've ever written or ever will write.
I'll be back to my normal verbose self tomorrow.
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I made my first foray back into HIIT (high intensity interval training) kettlebell swing protocols this morning. It is not much. I swing for 15 seconds, rest for 15 seconds. In 3 minutes I can do 60 swings (6 x 10). It is harder than it sounds.
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