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Kettlebell Workouts The Russian Secrets for Hangover Cure
Kettlebell workouts have gained in popularity since seeing them used on the TV Show The Biggest Loser. But they are not a new workout tool. Originating from Russia, they have been around for hundreds of years and used in “Strong Man” style of working out. About 50 years ago they got brushed aside as archaic gear and replaced by fancy gadgets with all the knobs, resistance, and “what you needs” in workout gear.
Now they are back with a vengeance! Why? Because through regular Kettlebell workouts you will improve your strength, power, speed, endurance, posture, and flexibility. PLUS advanced kettlebellers can many as many calories in 10 minutes as running on treadmill for 45 minutes!
How does this little ball with a handle on it do this? Kettlebell exercises require fitness in the whole body. To preform most kettlebell exercises the athlete needs to use the entire body to work as a group to preform the desired motion. Most exercises engage the core through out the entire motion. Also you will hit multiple muscle groups at the same time making kettlebell workouts are much shorter in duration.
regarded as “The King of KettleBells” and the reason that Kettlebells made it out of the Eastern Block and into the hands of gym rats across the world. He has written numerous books and DVDs about both kettlebells, strength and fitness. I highly recommend any of his works such as:
Any of these books or DVDs from Pavel are Highly recommend. I use many of these techniques and exercises daily.
Unlike traditional weights like dumbbells and barbells where the weight is equally balanced at your hand, the kettlebell’s center of gravity is 6 to 8 inches below your grip. This where the killer calories burn and engagement of multiple muscles comes and entire body comes into play to either lift or swing the kettlebell. Also due to the unbalanced nature of the beast an athlete unfamiliar with kettlebell workouts can be injured. Here are a few tips that I have acquired from kettlebell authorities.
Start off light
When first using a kettlebell it is better if you use a light weight and get a feel for the exercises and different maneuvers. This is a hard one to sallow your those big strong dudes out there, but the kettlebell is a beast of a different nature. Once you feel comfortable with the grip, hip and leg drive, found your center, can maintain a neutral spine, and found a solid breathing pattern, then move up to heavier weights and more difficult kettlebell workouts.
Always keeps your hand grip in a neutral position. This is so that your wrist neither flexes or extends. Also the harder and stronger your grip the handle the less likely you are to move your wrist. Pavel recommends that the bottom of your thumb knuckle should be lined by with your wrist, forearm, and elbow when lifting or swinging the kettlebell.
Legs and Hips first
Many of the kettlebell exercises you will be lifting or swinging the kettlebell from a low to a high position. It is recommended that you always use your legs and hips to drive the kettlebell to lift the bell rather trying to “muscle it up” with your upper body. The maneuver is called a “leg and hip drive.” In this maneuver you will transfer energy from your lower body muscles to your upper body muscles. In a lift or swing you generate momentum in the kettlebell allowing you use a large amount of weight that would nearly impossible with you upper body muscle alone. To perform a Leg and hip drive, push your legs hard against the ground while at the same time push your butt and hips forward.
Your Center of Gravity
During kettlebell exercises you should keep your center of gravity in your abdomen. When doing anytime of overhead exercises keep both your lifting arm and kettlebell in alinement with the center of your body.
Inhale and Exhale
Using a proper breathing technique while exercising is important. A proper breath technique increase both muscular endurance and muscular strength. It also allows to to get into a rhythm while workout. Breathing in as you lift the weight and exhaling as you lower the weight.
This is a video from a collection of Kettlebell videos and “Discovering KettleBells” Guide
that I have complied and put together in a package to get you started without making a large investment. I normally offer the videos and guide for $47 but am offering it to my Guru followers for $27 that includes 27 videos and the “Discovering Kettlebell” guide. Click Here
for more information on these products. With these Videos and a few KettleBells you can be on your way to the body you want! Believe me once your start doing Kettlebell Workouts
you’ll be hooked and will only want to use them!