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
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
Motivation is like cold hard cash: You can never have too much! And when you’re trying to lose weight (for the umpteenth time for many of us) you know that you need a wealth of motivational strategies you can count on. But, with so many motivat... Read more
Broke my toe can't go to my exercise class too much high impact. Read that kettlebell workouts effectively burn calories. Started one yesterday. Will be on the lookout for others using kettlebells.... Read more
I am thinking of using a kettlebell program and I am wondering, what is a good weight to start with? I know the Kathy Smith program comes with a three and a five pound kettlebell but some have told me more. Any advice? Thank you.... 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
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
Although kettlebell training has been around for more than a century, they've only recently become mainstream fitness tools within the last few years. I get questions about kettlebells, requests for kettlebell videos, and queries about the b... Read more
Today I did an interval training work out and my first post-partum kettlebell challenge (just to see where I am).
It involved 4 exercises, 4 minutes each in intervals of 30s work/10s rest. Hindu pushups, uneven bent over rows (different weight i... Read more
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