Rock climbing has increased immensely in popularity over the last several years. Thanks largely in part to the stunning documentary, Free Solo, featuring world-renowned climber Alex Honnold. This movie not only captivated audiences but has inspired amateur climbers across the globe. While not everyone has the option to frequently pursue this passion, there are several rock climbing exercises to prime one's body for the experience.
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.
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.
In my 10 years of coaching several hundred busy adults to swing a kettlebell to get into better shape, I've seen a common trend. Hardworking men and women who are committed to their health and fitness. Adults new to kettlebells and working out who never get into the kind of shape they dream about. People who take class after class of boot camps and spinning and are constantly seeking the next exercise trend.
Strengthening your core has many benefits for your overall health and well-being. It is made up of many groups of muscles centered around the torso. This includes abs, lower back, pelvis, and hips. This network of muscles is responsible for balance and stability allowing your arms, legs, and spine to move in unison. As we age we tend to not use these muscles as frequently which leads to a weakened core. These kettlebell exercises help to solve that problem without exerting too much stress on the body.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to turn fat into muscle because they are two different tissues. However, it is possible to lose fat while building muscle. Additionally, building muscle will help you lose body fat. If you want to lose weight you must do at least one of the following things.
I know there is skepticism when claims are made for the best of anything. Especially when it involves a broad range of people. However, when it comes to online workouts, I believe I truly have found the best. Naturally, as a kettlebell enthusiast, these workouts focus on using this unique tool of course. So if you have a spare few moments I'll explain my rationale as to why.
Approximately one year ago (6/10/19) I joined the Caveman Inner Circle kettlebell workout group. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the most active member of this group. However, reading the progress and enthusiasm of other members every day, my passion for kettlebell training has never subsided. It's refreshing to witness such a diverse group of people hit new goals and really push themselves. Men, women, younger & older folks coming together to improve themselves in multiple ways. It's a family of sorts; one that spreads across several continents and countries.
Entertainers have banded together to present live stream concerts from living rooms. Banks and other lenders are waiving fees and deferring payments. Those that want to help are doing what they can to pitch in. This is especially true in the fitness industry. Even though you can't train in a gym, some of my favorite kettlebell instructors are offering some amazing freebies!
When it comes to shaping specific parts of your body, it’s no secret that some exercises do a better job than the rest. For the women out there who are sweating day after day, trying to get stronger hips and lift their butt, it’s important to know exactly what type of exercises we’re talking about here. After all, strong hips and bum aren’t only aesthetically pleasing, but also play a huge role in supporting your lower body, as well as the upper.