Beginners Guide to Kettlebell Training

 Why I wanted to write this guide   When I discovered working out with kettlebells my thoughts about exercise and fitness changed.  I went from someone who really did not like to exercise and hated the idea of the gym or getting sweaty to someone who looked forward to the chance to swing my bell, learn new moves, get stronger and challenge myself with heavier weights.  But the kettlebell lover I am today was once a beginner that didn’t even know how to pick it up, let alone swing it and I really wish that I had found one place I could go that would teach me all the basics I needed to know to make my learning curve shorter.  So well, here is my attempt at just that!   It seems that not a day goes by without a new exercise or fitness trend being revealed. Kettlebells are not a fitness trend or a gimmick, they have been around for 100’s of years and trusted by some of the best for the incredible results they can generate.   In fact, they are the forefathers of modern day weight training. But in my opinion, history or no, they are the perfect…

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How to Calculate Macros for Fat loss

What are macros and how do you calculate macros for fat loss? If you’re trying to lose weight, then there’s a good chance that you’ve heard the term ‘macros’ being used. ‘How can I calculate my macros for flexible dieting? ’‘What are your macros?’ ‘Does this fit my macros?’ Common questions that we get asked all the time. Learn how to work out your own calorie and macronutrient targets. In this article we’ll cover exactly what are macros and then how to calculate macros for cutting (as they say in the fitness industry). Let’s get to it.   What Are Macros? Macros is simply short for macronutrients. As the name ‘macro’ suggests, we require these food groups in large amounts in the diet. There are four macronutrients: protein, fat and carbohydrates and the fourth is alcohol, but we’re going to focus on the first three. So far, so good? How many calories someone consumes per day depends on their macronutrient intake. Protein and carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram whereas fat, which is more energy dense, has 9 calories per gram. Let’s work through an example. Say you look at a food label that has 10g of protein, 10g of…

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The 1 minute Interval… Introducing the Super LEAN class

When I first created Warrior Goddess Kettlebell Training I researched all the different modes of fitness, training instructors and methods out there to create and formulate my own unique approach using the amazing kettlebell. I wanted to create a careful combination of yoga, martial arts, fitness and kettlebells all into one. Kettlebell training is not new, nor is it a fad, having been around for 100s of years and so of course have yoga and martial arts. I wanted to combine this research and study of fitness methods like HIIT and Tabata along with my love of feeling kick ass and empowered using the best of what martial arts offer without the actually punching and kicking! I also love the teachings of my favorite Kettlebell teachers Dasha Libin Anderson of Kettlebell Kickboxing and Greg from Kettlebells Workouts in addition to the traditional teacher of Pavel Tsatsouline. We know that kettlebell training makes women lose weight in half the time, maintain weight-loss, create lean muscle and simply love the challenge of every session. HIIT or Tabata training is a 2:1 mode of exercise. Which means that you perform high intensity exercise for double the time that you rest.  The typical Tabata…

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What is Exercise… do you know?

What is exercise… a strange but important question to address for you to truly understand how you are going to reach your health, fitness and body goals. No what matter your reason, in the end we all want the same thing: a workout routine that will enable us to find the very best of our bodies and ourselves. We want to train smart and have fun while training. We want to leave the training floor feeling more energized, clear headed, and happy then when we got on it. But we also want to leave the dinner table happy and satisfied, not starving and feeling deprived. Although you might be working towards a specific health or weight goal, I hope this journey far surpasses those first few goals and becomes an integral part of your life pursuit for health and wellness. You may find some of the concepts, facts, and programs here simple, while others may seem challenging. I ask that you rid yourself of any doubt here and now and keep an open mind. You have already taken the most difficult step: picking up a program or finding that class—that step is far more valuable then any single move or…

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