Outdoor Activities To Improve Your Muscle Strength And Endurance

Many of us have found a newfound appreciation for places outside of walking distance from our house. We’ve been locked down, forced to stay indoors, and finding the motivation to exercise has been a challenge. That's why exploring the wilderness has become a great alternative to traditional workouts for becoming fit. There are many incredible opportunities that the great outdoors has to offer. Here are a few options for wilderness exercise that will push your body to the limit!


Habits You Should Change In Order To Become A Personal Trainer

Nowadays, personal trainers are so important because more people are trying to change their lives by becoming fit. Even before the pandemic, there has been a boom in online exercise lessons. So many people want to work out in the comfort of their own homes. Being a personal trainer might seem like an easy job, but it requires quite a lot of skills and dedication. Not all of which are related to fitness and prowess in the gym. If you’re thinking about becoming a personal trainer, make sure you eliminate the following habits.


Assessing the U.S. Army’s Use of Kettlebells in the New ACFT

Beginning October 1st, 2020 the U.S. Army has transitioned from the previous Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) to the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). Since 1980, the APFT was used to grade and score soldiers' endurance and strength with 3 simple events; 2 minutes of push-ups, 2 minutes of sit-ups, and a two-mile run. Now, 40 years later, the ACFT expands this fitness test to 6 more complex events. Surprisingly, kettlebells are used in one of the new events while also recommended as a training tool for several others.


Can You Transition from Another Career to Become a Personal Trainer?

When you slide into a career without even realizing it, you may begin to feel completely stuck. If the career doesn’t feel like it’s for you or you acknowledge that it was more about following in your parent’s footsteps, then don’t worry. It’s not always the easiest choice but transitioning from one career to another is possible to do. In this article, we suggest a few things to bear in mind when attempting it.


What I Learned From 28 Days of 50 Burpees and 100 Swings

At the beginning of August, the team at Cavemantraining kicked off a 28-Day challenge that tasked participants to complete sets of burpees and kettlebell swings. While people were free to choose their own specific number of reps, the suggested goal was performing 50 burpees and 100 kettlebell swings. For observers, some questioned the intensity of such a challenge assuming that such a low number of reps requires little effort. While it's true that it typically took less than 10 minutes each day for all the participants, the challenge was anything but easy.


Everything You Need to Know about Using SARMS

If you have been working out for some time and not seeing the results you would like, you may start thinking about using supplements. Obviously, steroids are not an option because they are illegal in all professional settings and they come with a whole host of side effects. Your next best bet is SARMS. But what are SARMs, and why are many people claiming they are the best option for health-conscious bodybuilders?


Why You Should Start Your Daily Kettlebell Workout with Resistance Training

A kettlebell workout is excellent for improving your core strength and stability, building lean muscle, and many more reasons. However, did you know that by adding in resistance band training as a warm-up, you can work your muscles differently? You can also double the burn and continue to build lean muscle, all while increasing your range of motion and flexibility differently.


Cardio Showdown: Jumping Jacks vs. Kettlebell Swings

Over the years there's been some debate as to whether there are any cardio benefits while performing kettlebell swings. That's understandable as most of us relate cardio to exercises such as running, biking, and of course jumping jacks. Most definitions pertaining to cardiovascular exercise include any activity that raises your heart rate while using various muscle groups repetitively. The kettlebell swing absolutely uses a ton of different muscles but do they affect the heart significantly? That is the purpose of this whole experiment.


Burpee and Kettlebell Swing Challenge Begins August 1st

The burpee has become one of the best bodyweight exercises to couple with a kettlebell exercise for achieving quick results. Do you want to target cardio, strength, endurance, and more? Simply choose a kettlebell exercise that focuses on vertical movement to pair with the burpee. Last year, I wrote about such a workout designed by Cavemantraining that incorporated a burpee with alternating dead snatches. It sounds simple but is extremely demanding and hence the reason I said it was one of 3 kettlebell workouts I love to hate.


A Kettlebell Workout You Can Do With Your Pregnant Partner

Many studies and researchers conclude that exercising while pregnant is not only safe but also recommended. According to the American Pregnancy Association, some benefits include increased energy, improved posture and mood, and even better sleep. However, when it comes to using kettlebells during pregnancy, there isn't a whole lot of information to glean from. Therefore, it's only natural to worry about the risks to both baby and mom especially when weights are used.


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