(Closed) Kettlebell

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Watch the Biggest Loser, they were using them in lots of ways tonight.  I’ve never tried them but it piqued my curiousity when I saw them tonight on the show.

Post # 4
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just started using them this week. I bought a 10 lb kettlebell and 2 DVDs, Kettlbell Bombshell and Shred It with Weights (Jillian Michaels). They are really effecive and supposedly really good to strenghten your core. My thighs are certainly feeling it!

Post # 5
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My trainer specifically recommended them as part of my bridal bootcamp!  I really like working with them.. the one tricky part is to keep a straight back when you are doing lifts/lunges so you don’t strain your lower back muscles.

Post # 6
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love kettlebells. Find some in a size that is appropriate for you. Maybe your area has a class? I go weekly, and there are no huge guys in there – mostly lean, toned men and women. It may be helpful to have the instruction so you can learn the correct way to work with them (like meladoug mentions).

Post # 7
2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

They’re awesome. I love swinging them around!

Post # 8
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I used them in my bootcamp class.  I use 10, 15, 18, or 20 – depending on what we are doing (the higher weights for swings, the mid/lower weight ones for shoulder exercises (like presses).

The swing is such a great workout, IMO – really gets your heart pumping.

Form is important – I know a lot of Kettlebell certified trainers gave JM a hard time when her video came out because it was crappy form.  There’s a ton of you tube videos out there – make sure you find someone certified that’s giving you the pointers.  

In a nutshell – for the swing: you are really using your hips to propel the movement -not your arms.

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