Fitness enthusiast Josh O Dowd does not discriminate when it comes to free weights. One look at his Instagram page shows his proficiency with the likes of maces, clubs, dumbbells, and kettlebells. By combining traditional exercise moves with body rotations he's literally putting a new spin on free weight workouts. This particular kettlebell workout of his looks absolutely dizzying!
Working out at home has increased in popularity since many countries entered lockdown. One issue people faced was that many suppliers ran out of dumbbells and barbells. Interestingly, kettlebells seemed to still be in stock – or at least, the issues faced with buying cheap kettlebells were not as bad as with other types of weightlifting equipment.
This Devil Press Workout sounds pretty sinister as it should. The move combines two intense full-body exercises usually performed with dumbbells. Those exercises are the burpee and dumbbell snatch. However, by substituting the weights with kettlebells you'll work more muscles because of the positioning of the kettlebell in the lockout position.
When it comes to exercise most people only think about the physical benefits. Weight loss, improved cardio, and greater strength are all excellent goals to strive towards. However, mental health and happiness for one's own well-being are something that should take priority in life too. As such, a person who practices mind-body exercise may see positive results in both areas of health.
The title of this article is perhaps the most obnoxious one that I've ever written. However, after reviewing negative comments and feedback on some of my YouTube videos, I feel compelled to publicly respond. To be fair, I've received far more positive comments from people who appreciate my videos. I also don't mind honest criticism as I'm certainly no expert with kettlebell training.
This simple 10-minute workout for beginners requires 1 kettlebell of light or medium weight. The exercises are very basic and easy enough to perform without any prior experience. This cardio workout also includes a popular bodyweight exercise to allow for active recovery. The pacing is just right to work up a sweat while allowing time to learn some fundamental kettlebell exercises.
There were over 80 people on Facebook who had said they would be participating as a group for the Raising The Dead Kettlebell Challenge. However, when the time came, approximately 10 or so actually followed through. It's disappointing to have spent so much time creating this challenge but I'm very grateful for those who did join. The feedback, motivation, and encouragement to complete the full 10 days made it all worth it.
Raising The Dead is an AMRAP-style kettlebell challenge where each exercise has the kettlebell start in the dead position for every rep. Lasting only 10 days with 6 timed rounds per day, you'll test your endurance and strength as the allotted time increases each day. This challenge requires only one kettlebell and features a couple of options for scoring and progressing.
When you are beginning to get serious about exercise and improving your body, there is no better choice to consider than free weights. Weight machines are great for newcomers due to their low risk and ease of use, but free weights will help take your training to the next level. Free weights have several benefits, including more flexibility and efficiency. They will help you get stronger and more athletic compared to weight machines.
The kettlebell clean is an exercise with dozens of variations as detailed in Cavemantraining's Master The Kettlebell Clean. In my opinion, it's probably one of the most underrated kettlebell exercises and doesn't receive as much acclaim as the swing, snatch, or press. This is likely due to the quick action of the move. However, in order to get the most benefits from the clean, it's important to practice proper technique.