Why Women need to do Kettlebell Training

6 Benefits of kettlebell workouts for women   #1 Conditions muscle but won’t beef you up   One of the first questions I get asked is “Are kettlebells going to make me bulky?” and my answer is that I’ve been trying to get bulky for years! No honestly, you will enjoy being lean, toned whilst still keeping those curves. Effective kettlebell workouts for women are very dynamic and cardiovascular in nature. Although the resistance element of kettlebell training will condition existing muscles it will not cause a huge amount of muscle hypertrophy or muscle growth. Great news for women who wish to add muscle tone without the bulk Plus ladies, you don’t have to worry about looking like a bodybuilder, women have 100 times less Testosterone, the male growth hormone, so it is very difficult for women to put on too much muscle.   #2 Sculpts a Glorious Goddess body   Kettlebell training burns fat and increases muscle tone fast. Most of the exercises are multijoint (compound) movements that link the bottom half of the body with the top half via the core muscles. Great for your abs! The body recruits 100’s of muscles in order to control and maintain balance of…

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Beginner Kettlebell Workout for Weight loss [FREE PRINTABLE]

The Benefits of Working with Kettlebells for Weightloss   You might be surprised at how many benefits lie waiting to be unleashed in this little powerhouse known as the kettlebell.  Let’s take a look at a few below.   1. Full-Body Burn Any time you work with kettlebells, you engage nearly every muscle in your body.  Now doesn’t that sound amazing! Even during the kettlebell swing, which at first appears to primarily work the arms, you’re actually working your core, glutes, back, shoulders, and quads. In fact, your power for the swing shouldn’t even come from your arms, but we’ll talk about that later.     2. Engages ALL the muscles The reason kettlebells engage so many muscles is due to the fact that just by holding one, your body immediately has to engage the stabilizer muscles in your core and low back to remain balanced. This becomes even more pronounced when you start to do asymmetrical kettlebell exercises, like single-handed swings, since they require even more core strength and balance to perform.   But the work doesn’t stop there. The explosive movement of the kettlebell swing, combined with all of these firing muscles, also gives us a hard-core anaerobic…

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The Worst exercise for over 35s women and what you should be doing instead

So, I decided to become a personal trainer at the ripe age of 39.  I had been active and ‘fit’ for most of my life though never skinny and just the right side of slim. But I was never strong and as I hit 35 I started to notice fat in places I never knew I had places. So I continued my health geek studies and began reading and practicing in the pursuit of what makes us lose stubborn fat, by getting more healthy, living longer so we can get lean and strong and look and feel good along the way! Sound good? And through studying a lot on metabolism, hormones and your thyroid, was I able to understand this and can now share this with you. What I am going to say here might fly in the face of what you know or believe or it might sound like too much effort and heck I just want to be skinny. But this is the end game, I can get you a lean and slim body but you can get so MUCH more than just that. What about a life’s vehicle that will take you into your 60s and 70s...
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Guide to Buying your First Kettlebell

So you are thinking of taking the step and getting your own kettlebell! Eek!  I am so excited for you. And it would be my honour to be your guide in insuring you do not make the mistakes or bad investment I have made in the past. Depending on the source you go to, there will be differing opinions on this, so I am recommending these weights based on how I see many beginners cope and with consideration to the type of training I do with my goddesses.   Absolute Beginners (those ladies who have never lifted a Kettlebell before). This is the most vulnerable group, as these ladies need as much focus to be on good form for the exercise, rather than being distracted by the struggle to hold a heavy weight too. One thing I can’t stand is feeling pressure to be strong already! I think some beginners put a lot of stress on themselves to be great, especially those who already train. Strength with Kettlebells takes time to build, and this cannot happen without first understanding what the heck you are doing. Making sure you can perform the exercise effectively before increasing the weight is SO important,…

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