Since I’ve been working out with kettlebells over the last 20+ months I’ve expanded my collection of them from time to time. Although they are small and don’t take up much space individually, having several of them has started to present a clutter problem. If it weren’t for my wife, I’d still have my kettlebells strewn across the floor of my workout space. Thanks to her creative idea of gifting me a kettlebell rack for our wedding anniversary, things are a lot tidier!
As kettlebells have gained popularity in the U.S. over the past several years, many men and women are using them to reach their fitness goals. One of the first questions kettlebell newcomers have is what weight they should start with. Men are encouraged to start with a 35 lb. kettlebell if they are active. Other sites suggest that 25 lbs. is the right size for those who don’t exercise. I still think that might be too heavy and, in fact, believe a 15 lb. kettlebell is the best choice for out of shape men.
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.
During my 30-day weight loss challenge where I lost 18 pounds, I requested a few gifts that I thought would help me. Father’s day ended up falling in the middle of the challenge and provided the perfect opportunity to acquire these inexpensive items. I’ve already talked about the ab wheel and compression shorts that I received and asked for. Both of them have been proven to be very useful since I got them. However, there is one more present that has been a time saver and motivator – a smart scale.
For busy people like myself, every minute is precious. Yes, I realize the importance of stretching before exercising. It’s just that I would prefer to spend that time doing something that would benefit my body instead of just protecting it. After using the Ab Carver Pro, I believe I’ve found the perfect tool for the job.
There are dozens of various exercises that can be performed with kettlebells. Many of them target multiple muscle groups at the same time. While it’s great to have so many options, it can be a bit overwhelming for beginners. However, what if you could get a full-body workout with just 6 kettlebell exercises? A workout that will build strength and burn fat. That’s what the Skogg System kettlebell program was designed to do.
It took me a few weeks to write, but I broke down each day and every lesson from this program. I share my thoughts and experiences in an unbiased review. Be warned, it’s rather lengthy (4500+ words!). However, the knowledge I’ve gained has given me insight and perspective on some kettlebell exercises I thought I’ve always performed correctly. Even if you’ve been using kettlebells for a month or even a year, I encourage you to read my review here.
When my old pair of kettlebell gloves finally started to wear down, I decided to try a new brand out. I was pretty happy with the performance of my previous gloves until the grip started to worsen. Still, I wanted to try something different that had more breathability and offered an even better grip for kettlebells. After a week of kettlebell workouts with these new gloves, I believe I’ve found the BEST workout gloves around.
From my own experience, using such a high-quality product like this powder coated kettlebell fills me with pride. I realize a lot of people could care less about what it looks like. Of course, it needs to function better and stand the test of time. Due to its smooth finish, this kettlebell tackles both those issues.
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