Agreed. I just popped over to youtube and checked out a vid of Bob Harper's kbell shred....
Meh.....snatch form is off as is clean form. I watch biggest loser and they were "swinging" bells last night and I thought "I hope no one is watching this and emulating it" because it was really bad. Almost as bad as Jillian.
I've been kb'ing for years and took private lessons from an HKC instructor for over a year.
If you're a newb...PLEASE INVEST IN YOURSELF and pay for a few PRIVATE lessons, you're worth it!
Swing Like You Mean It- RKC Style
Currently swinging either a single 55 lb. or two 25 lb'ers.
The Art of Strength Series is an excellent set of DVD's for people that have had some experience with KB's. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this set for beginners although if you have some good instruction as well it would be a great place to start. Best circumstance would be to get some sort of formal training with a certified instructor. This is an additional expense but beats an injury from improper form.
For beginners: take a look at the Bob Harper Cardio Shred. It's a decent 30 min session with warm up and cool down. Bob attempts to walk you through some of the basics and focus on proper posture. This DVD was included free with my Contour Kettlebells that I bought for GoFit. When I first got started this is what I used. I own several of the contour kettlebells.
After you get the basics and start gaining coordination and strength you might want to take a look at the Anthony DiLuglio DVDs (Art of Strength). A good progress step would be the Art of Strength Providence DVD. After you master that one consider AoS Newport and next would be AoS Firepower. I have all three of these DVDs and each offers more challenges as well as complementing the other DVDs. Anthony will kick your butt be warned!
I typically warm up with the Bob Harper DVD and then go on to the AoS Providence workout back to back. Until recently...had surgery 2 months ago so I'm only working out with Bob Harper 3 days a week and doing a kettlebell Tabata routine 7 days a week. The Tabata routine is under ten minutes.
GoFit.org good place to purchase decent and affordable equipment and usually free shipping.
Artofstrength.com is Anthony DiLuglio's website (has US made professional equipment, I own three Kettlebells from AoS)
Dragondoor.com home of some of the pioneers and professionals. Expensive professional, high quality equipment, books and DVDs. I have two Kettlebells from Dragon Door. This also where RKC certification info can be located.
Don't buy the cheapest Kettlebells and learn the hard way. Invest in equipment that will last and allow you to grow effectively.
Some great people to read about and learn from... Anthony DiLuglio Pavel Tsatsouline Mike Mahler Geoff Neupert Jeff Martone Andrea DuCane
There are other great trainers and pros out there but these come to mind quickly.
Best to you and your kettlebell adventures!
Edited by: BOWK5150 at: 1/5/2012 (12:44)
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