For Whom The (Kettle)Bell Tolls

If you’re anything like me, you’ve likely put a decent amount of effort into figuring out the most efficient way to exercise.  Also, like me, you probably realized that there is so much information out there that’s based on individual results and ideologies, that you really don’t know what is right or wrong.  It is expressly for that reason that I often trial different things to see what works best for me.  About the only constant on the matter is that we all respond differently to various stimuli.  That being the case, I have been tinkering lately, bouncing between such things as P90x and HIIT training.  If nothing else, I know that my body needs a good amount of intensity to see a change.

The kettlebell routines that I’ve found on YouTube have been an outstanding compliment to my  normal training.  If you’re trying to lose weight and aren’t doing any strength training, I urge you to add Kettlebells to your program.   You can pick them up almost anywhere they sell sporting goods and they’re reasonably inexpensive. I would start light until you have done a few workouts and know you can perform the exercises properly and and without injury. After that, you can experience a massive calorie burn in a shorter amount of time than you would on an elliptical machine or something comparable. You will also have the benefit of doing some level of strength training and all around functional movements.

For more on the benefits of Kettlebells, read more here

Want to control your weight and fitness levels for the rest of your life?  I call it the blueprint of weight management and you can read more about it here

Swapping exercises when injured

Many of us deal with injuries throughout the year.  Whether it’s just creaky old bones or a result of hardcore training, it’s tough to sit on the sidelines and wait it out.  As long as the injury isn’t serious and debilitating, sometimes it’s just a matter of swapping exercises to avoid extra stress on the affected area.  Take a read at this recent Men’s Fitness article.

http://www.mensfitness.com/training/pro-tips/8-exercise-swaps-common-injuries

Want to control your weight and fitness levels for the rest of your life?  I call it the blueprint of weight management and you can read more about it here