Coronavirus COVID-19 has had a crippling effect on businesses, economies, and everyday lifestyle activities across the world. No matter what your opinion is of how nations and governments are handling the situation, a return to normalcy seems very far away. One such industry that has been severely impacted is fitness. Local mom & pop gyms as well as big chain fitness centers have had to close for the foreseeable future. The resulting gym closures have led to a surge in those members looking for at-home alternatives.
What you simply need to do to start a home gym is to buy your own equipment. It’s a one-time investment for lifelong use so it’s a pretty great deal if you ask me! What you need to look for, however, is equipment that can keep up with you. An adjustable kettlebell is just the thing you need to get the job done.
After a couple of decades since kettlebells first started gaining popularity in the U.S., they’ve never been hotter. Big-name celebrities like Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon have used them in some form or another. Like-wise, popular fitness trainers such as Eric Leija have catapulted to Instagram stardom thanks in part to their many benefits. Still, kettlebell has yet to become a household word and many individuals are skeptical of their effectiveness. The good news is that they are extremely affordable and are readily available should you wish to try one.
Nearly a year ago, I wrote an article that discussed rehabbing injuries with kettlebell exercises. It was a topic that fascinated me at the time and one that I still find very intriguing. Apparently, I’m not the only person as it’s one of the more popular posts on this site. The research I did for the article concluded that not only can kettlebells help with injuries but pain management as well. This information wasn’t opinion-based or speculative but actually came from studies by doctors and physical therapists.
When I saw that popular fitness coach Funk Roberts posted another kettlebell workout video on YouTube, I was eager to break it down. After all, his last kettlebell workout is one of the most well-received that I’ve detailed on Kettlebell Krusher. Imagine my surprise when I learned that it was, in fact, not Funk who produced this workout. Rather, another coach using Funk’s channel to gain more exposure.
2020 is off to a great start as far as getting some big-time exposure of kettlebells from popular Hollywood actors and comedians. It was just last week when I wrote about Jimmy Fallon and John Cena’s hilarious kettlebell super bowl commercial. Now, as part of his Jablinksi Games Youtube series, Jack Black is looking to get ripped by using kettlebells. Celebrity trainer Mark Wildman teaches him several exercises as well as discussing their benefits.
Super Bowl LIV, featured some crazy commercials which shouldn’t come as surprise. However, this is the first time I can recall that kettlebells have been giving such large exposure. I thought to myself, This is great!. Unfortunately, the end segment of this commercial has a comical yet unflattering finish. Give it a watch below and you’ll see what I mean.
Technically, the 6-pack ab challenge isn’t over until two days from now. However, being the weekend, those are my off days from exercising. I doubt very little will change physically until that point. So I’m calling it. Challenge over! The number 1 question everyone is likely wondering is if I did indeed build 6-pack abs. The short answer, no I did not. However, there’s been a substantial increase in muscle mass in my core area and I’ve developed a 4-pack.
Our kettlebell books page just got a major overhaul. In addition to the list of physical (paperback and hardcover) books that were there, 5 e-books have been added. They are written by Cavemantraining’s Taco Fleur and provide a wealth of information. No other e-books really come close to the level and quality of presentation, tips, & advice of these.
January is proving to be the perfect opportunity to rebound from all of the holiday craziness. No special occasions or distractions to prevent me from exercising on a regular basis. Nor are there any excuses for eating delicious but unhealthy junk food and sweets. At the very least, I’m happy that the pounds I put on from Thanksgiving to New Year’s have been erased. My stomach continues to shrink inward, but I’m doubtful that any major definition of the abs will be visible when this challenge is over.
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