This is a big week, it’s “Kettlebell Week“.
I’ve got a surprise interview for you tomorrow from a pioneer of the kettlebell here in the US. In fact, he even has his own DVD series as well as Virtual Training website. Stay tuned.
Also this week… a circuit designed by our guest interviewee that you can apply to your current workout or use stand alone …
… plus an instructional video where I’ll show you how to use the kettlebell properly so you can avoid hurting yourself and also break down any fears you might have about using one.
So… the kettlebell might not pop in your mind as being beneficial for golf… However, I have discovered it can be extremely effective.
Consider the following Kettlebell benefits:
- Endurance Increases
- More Strength in lower back
- More Strength in shoulders
- Increased grip strength
- Improvement of integrated movement patterns
- Increases in power
- Can be used to help improve flexibility
Those all sound pretty good for golf, don’t they? I think so…
Those are all hot spots for golfers… and spots that we can’t normally hit with traditional dumbbells and barbells.
The nature of kettlebell exercises mimic real world activities such as the golf swing, shoveling, and carrying loads. Kettlebell exercises work several muscles simultaneously and may be repeated continuously for several minutes or with short breaks.
And it gets even better…
This combination makes the exercise partially aerobic and more similar to High-intensity interval training in comparison to traditional weight lifting.
In one study, kettlebell enthusiasts performing a 20 minute snatch workout were measured to burn, on average, 13.6 calories/minute aerobically and 6.6 calories/minute anaerobically during the entire workout – “equivalent to running a 6-minute mile pace”.
Overall, the kettlebell is great training tool we should be working in with our existing golf workouts.
The kettlebell also doesn’t take up much room, so it’s perfect for those of you that train at home or have limited space to exercise in.
Tomorrow I’ll post the audio and text interview from our special guest. I think you will really enjoy it.
Christian “old skool” Henning, NASM-CPT
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“Exclusive ACE research examines the fitness benefits of kettlebells”
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