Keith Weber’s DVD Review: “The Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Workout” by Keith Weber
Kettlebell Training and Endurance
I have been training with kettle bells since I was 14 years old. I started using them for their explosive power when I competed in my first competition at the age of 17.
At that time, they were just starting to become popularized as a strength exercise.
Since then, I have continued to use them for their endurance benefits. They are great for building up your stamina and allowing you to train longer without getting tired.
You don’t need a gym membership or even a proper weight room facility; all you really need is some space and equipment to hang out in while you work on your conditioning.
In addition, kettle bells can be used as part of any kind of resistance training program if done correctly. For example, you could do one set of 10 reps with each arm and then switch arms between sets.
Or, you could do 3 sets of 15 reps with each leg and then switch legs between sets.
You can also incorporate kettle bell exercises into your regular workouts. If you’re not familiar with them yet, it might take awhile before they start feeling comfortable in your routine because most people aren’t used to doing them regularly.
However, once you get the hang of it, you’ll find that kettle bell training can be used to supplement almost any program. Kettle bells can be used to increase your strength and your endurance which will help you in every day life as well as athletic endeavors.
It’s a great addition to any weight training routine for building strength and power, but it’s also amazing for building up your cardiovascular endurance.
This is great for anyone who wants to increase his or her endurance for any particular sport. If you play sports, you know how important endurance is.
You can’t be strong and powerful if you can’t be explosive either. Your strength has to be channeled correctly and your endurance levels have to be sufficient enough to maintain your strength.
Using kettle bells the right way will give you all of these things in spades. You can use them to increase your endurance without sacrificing any strength.
Make sure you give yourself proper rest between sets and don’t try to do too much too soon. It’s always better to start out slowly and work your way up.
Start by trying one set of 15 reps with each arm per workout. When that starts feeling too easy, then you can increase the reps and the weight of the kettle bells that you are using.
It’s also important to keep in mind that you shouldn’t try to work your endurance too much. You can always work on it during the next workout, but there is no need to overdo it.
Do just enough so that you feel a mild burn and you’ll be ready for the next training session.
Never try anything new the day of your race. Leave at least one full day where you don’t do any kind of training so that your muscles can rest and repair themselves from whatever you did the day before.
If you just increased the weight or intensity of your routine too much, give it a couple extra days to let your body catch up.
Kettle bell training is also good for cross training when you’re injured or need a break from running. It’s also great for running form as it doesn’t put excess stress on your joints the way that running can.
It’s also an amazing way of keeping your feet strong and healthy without having to run because your feet still get the workout that they need.
Kettle bell training is an amazing way to stay in shape and to stay motivated. You’ll see improvements in all aspects of physical fitness and you’ll feel really good about yourself as well.
Kettle bells will give you a full body workout so that you can enjoy all of the benefits of weight training without any of the risks.
You should really try to incorporate some type of kettle bell routine into your weekly training routine. You’ll see and feel the difference if you do.
Kettle bells are more than just a fad. They’re an integral part of any top notch training program for sports as well as many other activities such as yoga or martial arts.
If you want to be in the best shape of your life, then you owe it to yourself to buy a set of kettle bells and start using them today!
Normal weights can be expensive as well as inconvenient when it comes to buying lots of smaller weights in order to increase your range.
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