Recently, Instagram user paradigmofperfection posted a video of herself incorporating the kettlebell swing with alternating curtsy lunges. These are different than reverse lunges and require more concentration and balance to execute. As you’ll see, a total of six lunges are performed. Then she continues on to only perform double-handed kettlebell swings. If you pay close […]
The newly opened KTL gym located at 19th and Spring Garden streets in Philadelphia has a unique progression system. Much like how karate or martial arts classes use belts to indicate experience level, KTL has developed a color bell system. The 3 levels; white bell, black bell, and gold bell represent experience levels of learner, developer, and master respectively. It’s the perfect way for clients to progress with new customized kettlebell workouts tailored to their experience level.
The kettlebell clean is one of the first moves you should learn if you’re new to kettlebells. Many popular kettlebell exercises use it as an integral part, usually as the first step of that exercise. The concept is simple enough. Lift the kettlebell from the floor or between your legs with one hand and transition into the rack position. The problem that most popular have when learning the clean is that the movement of this transition causes banging on the wrist and forearm. When done correctly, the floor to rack position movement should seem fluid and seamless.
If you’re thinking about joining Shawn’s gym, be prepared to open your checkbook. According to the website, new members get a 30-day introductory charge of $105 which then becomes $215 monthly. Although that is a fair amount of money, you’ll certainly have access to the best equipment and personal trainers that are dedicated to their clients.
Instagram fitness enthusiast Mac Bain has created a kettlebell workout that elegantly incorporates lunges and lifts. As you’ll see in the video, lunges are performed in all 4 cardinal directions. If you look at each exercise independently you may think, what’s the big deal? They seem easy enough. However, when chained together in a kettlebell flow style, each exercise becomes a test in concentration and endurance.
The kettlebell windmill, which generally refers to the high variant, involves raising the kettlebell overhead as high as you can. Keeping your arm extended upward, you then bend at the hips to touch your toes with your free hand. Compare that to the kettlebell low windmill which essentially switches what hand holds the kettlebell. Both are great exercises but the high windmill is obviously more difficult.
While this new smart kettlebell by Jaxjox doesn’t have a voice assistant, its bells and whistles sure do impress. A promotional video on the Jaxjox website showcases this kettlebell as if it were a high-end automobile. In fact, one of the taglines in the video, 12-42 pounds in 3 seconds, feels like a bragging statistic from the often used 0-60 in X seconds. I have to give credit where it is due and say that is pretty amazing.
It’s the new year and many people have decided to live a healthier lifestyle by following a new year’s resolution. Perhaps it’s cliché, but with the holiday stress in the rearview mirror, it makes sense to start working towards personal goals. There are no more excuses for finding the time to work on self-improvement. It’s […]
Below we’ve listed a few of our own reasons that aren’t so apparent. All of these new kettlebell gyms popping up around the country aren’t the result of the latest fitness trend. Rather, it’s the awareness of kettlebells and the benefits they offer that is finally started to get some recognition.
The last day has finally arrived! The typical schedule was re-arranged. Instead of doing my kettlebell workout in the morning, I decided to do it in the afternoon. This was partly due to maximizing my time working but also to go back to the normal routine that has worked for me since I started losing […]
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