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.
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 to the other. Rather it truly depends on what your personal goals are.