Strengthening your core has many benefits for your overall health and well-being. It is made up of many groups of muscles centered around the torso. This includes abs, lower back, pelvis, and hips. This network of muscles is responsible for balance and stability allowing your arms, legs, and spine to move in unison. As we age we tend to not use these muscles as frequently which leads to a weakened core. These kettlebell exercises help to solve that problem without exerting too much stress on the body.
Eric and Juan Leija of Onnit fame share a creative kettlebell EMOM workout that features 4 sets of moves repeated for 6 rounds. That's 24 minutes of high-intensity kettlebell training! The exercises include staples such as swings, presses, snatches & high pulls. It may sound complicated but it is easy to follow and makes for a fun but challenging workout.
When comes to the benefits of kettlebell exercises the one study that is widely touted is from the American Council on Exercise. ACE concluded that the typical 20-minute kettlebell workout burns on average 400 calories. Although this study goes all the way back to 2010, the facts remain. Kettlebell exercises are great for weight loss. Beyond this experiment, no others have really garnered widespread acclaim or recognition.
Many fitness experts agree that performing 300 kettlebell swings a day is an excellent way to lose weight fast. There are suggestions on how you should break the reps up as well as 300 swing challenges. Almost no one suggests doing them all in one go. Sure, that's possible but not realistic for the average person to do day after day. I've found the best way is to do them in one workout session in intervals.
It's been just over 3 years since I launched Kettlebell Krusher. Since that time, the site has evolved into more than just a personal blog about the benefits of kettlebells. I've come to realize just how passionate people are about getting fit with this awesome tool. Therefore, a redesign & rebranding was necessary to reflect this new direction and inspire others to use kettlebells.
Keeping fit and healthy is something that many of us aspire for. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of regular exercise and looking after our internal health hit the headlines in recent months. There was undoubtedly an emphasis placed on what we could do to keep ourselves in shape.
I love the format of EMOM workouts because there are usually several ways to approach them. Short for Every Minute On The Minute, this type of workout requires the completion of a task within 1 minute. The quicker that task is finished the more rest time before the next round. When it comes to kettlebells, EMOMs typically feature several different exercises counting as reps in a set. Since many kettlebell exercises have variations one may opt for a particular style.
Finding the time to cook dinner isn't always easy. Life has a way of creeping into one's daily schedule throwing everything out of whack. The easiest solution is to just order take-out. However, that's usually not the healthiest of options and the cost adds up quickly. Fortunately, Real Eats solves this problem with its healthy meal delivery service.
So what is all the hype about e-coating anyways? What advantages does it have over powder coating? To answer those questions it's important to understand both processes. This article does a great job explaining each method of coating. Basically, e-coating is a "wet" process that uses an electrical current for adhesion. The kettlebell is submerged in the epoxy while regulated voltage is applied until desired thickness is reached.
While the number of participants is relatively small to most kettlebell events, consider how much weight is necessary. 10 metric tons is equivalent to roughly 20,000 lbs! If you divide that up into what the most commonly used kettlebell is (35 lbs.) that would be over 570 kettlebells. Unlike other weight lifting events, kettlebell competitions are about endurance. Exercises like the clean & jerk (long cycle) and snatch are typically timed in 10-minute sets. Whichever competitor has the most legal lifts at the end is the winner. It's a mental feat as much as it is physical.