Keeping up with the kettlebells

About 2 months ago I jumped on the kettlebell bandwagon and I’ve been completely converted.

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I really can’t articulate exactly what I enjoy, because sometimes they really make me sweat. And sometimes it’s really really hard work. And if I haven’t done them for a week or 2, the following day’s hurt is extreme and immense. That kind of can’t sit on the loo or walk downstairs hamstring horror that lasts forever.

But I love the feeling of strength and power that I get when I swing them or when I successfully complete a circuit of Turkish get ups without collapsing in a heap. I’m proselytizing about them to whoever will listen, and often to those who will not. Mainly because I need real live people, rather than internet forums, to talk about them with me. And also because they genuinely work in building muscle. Quickly too.

I tend to do a kettlebell workout twice per week. Favoring free YouTube channels, I found Bodyfit by Amy after doing Jillian Michael’s Shred it with Weights initially. I like them both equally but Amy has 18 different kettle bell workouts varying from 5 to 30 minutes in duration. So it doesn’t get quite so boring.

I’ve also subscribed to the Kettlebell Movement and Fitness Blender also has some great videos albeit much longer than my preferred 20-30 minutes.

Once you’ve bought a kettlebell or two, it’s easy. To start off, or to try it out, dumbbells work just as well. And then, once you have YouTube on your phone and a shortcut to your favourite workout, if you randomly stumble across a gym at a children’s soft play like I did in the photo below, you can get your kettlebell on!

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So far this week I’ve convinced 3 new people to get with the program. Will you join too?

Lucy

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