The term mobile has become synonymous with portable technology and devices these days. A simple search query of this single phrase really makes clear the shift in the definition over the past decade. It’s a bit ironic, however, since the device itself moves around yet we stay fixated to it and stationary the majority of the time. Don’t get me wrong, this technology has certainly made life easier and things more convenient than ever. Unfortunately, it also does a great job of distracting us from proper self-care and maintenance.
The great thing about Instagram is that there’s always someone new to discover no matter what your interests are. For instance, Coach Sarah is followed by a few of my favorite kettlebell Instagram accounts. However, I just happened to come across one of her latest posts in one of my hashtag feeds. In the video for that post, her combination of speed, agility, and grace is simply amazing. Definitely deserving of a break-down!
A typical kettlebell will either be made from cast iron or steel. Sure, there are others that have a vinyl covering or even ones that are made completely from rubber. However, they are prone to wear and eventually might break or crack. If you’re just starting out with kettlebells, you’ll probably want to invest in a light weight or a small set of kettlebells. While I encourage everyone who begins kettlebell training to give it at least a month, inevitably there will be people who will try it once or twice and decide it’s not for them.
While the information contained in my guide is straightforward, it doesn’t mention the different types of kettlebells. Depending on where you do your research, you’ll likely come across two main variations – regular style or competition style. I wouldn’t go as far as saying that one is superior over the other. Rather it truly depends on what your personal goals are.
This isn’t an idea that I came up with all on my own. Rather, I owe thanks to Taco Fleur who has taken his kettlebells on all sorts of adventures. Seeing photos of him with his kettlebells atop mountains with breathtaking views made me think, “I could give this a shot!”. Obviously, I’m not the first person to hike with a kettlebell. However, hiking up Mt. Major with a kettlebell? Maybe. The first documented kettlebell hike up Mt. Major. Most likely yes!
What do you get when two of kettlebell’s most prominent trainers work out together? Some very intense and fast-paced kettlebell flows! Eric Leija has impressed fitness enthusiasts for some time now with his creative and motivational workouts. Jason Figorski, on the other hand, has amassed a huge following in a short time by demonstrating some of the quickest and agile kettlebell moves you’ll ever see. For these reasons, both trainers are listed in my top 10 kettlebell Instagram accounts you should follow.
We should all be aware of how important physical activity is for our wellbeing. However, sometimes we just can’t find the time to incorporate some exercise into our daily routine. It seems as if modern-day living is always keeping us busy and we hardly have some time to go to the gym. Fortunately, there is no need to restrict your workouts to the gym – instead, you can work on including exercise in every aspect of your life so that you don’t lose precious time necessary for your various duties and still manage to live a healthy life. Here are some ways how you can add everyday fitness to your life.
Despite the many benefits and muscles worked when exercising with kettlebells, very few NFL athletes are taking advantage of this fitness tool. Of course, the training necessary to compete at such a high level most likely demands a variety of equipment. Still, it is a little surprising that the kettlebell hasn’t become more integrated into NFL players’ workouts.
It’s been a long time coming but after spending several months with my 35 lb. kettlebell, I was finally ready to progress to the next level. I had already decided that I wanted to go with a competition kettlebell. Partly because that’s what all the serious lifters are using. However, it’s mostly due to my desire to stick with a kettlebell that is the same size. I’m not referring to weight, but rather the shape and dimensions that competition kettlebells must adhere to.
I see a lot of other kettlebell trainers and enthusiasts on here working out with double bells of the same weight. Honestly, I’m a little envious! However, I don’t have the cash to spend on two kettlebells of equal weight. So, I like to get creative and integrate mixed weights into my workouts from time to time.
Click the banner below for details!