If the number on the scale disappoints you and you want to take it under control - training with a kettlebell is worth your time and effort. According to recent studies, kettlebell exercises burn more calories than regular commercial gym training involving cardio and strength machines.
Generally, one of the toughest things for overweight people is simply getting down on the floor and standing up. With aging, it becomes even more challenging.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that one in five falls causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury. Fear of falling can also seriously affect an aging adult’s quality of life and sadly, can keep a person from being active and thriving.
According to Dan John - world famous strength coach and author of "Never Let Go", "Intervention" and other sport and fitness-related books, falling down and getting potentially lethally injured is more likely to kill an older person than a heart attack. One of the most basic foundational kettlebell exercises - the Get Up - teaches you the skill of standing up and going down with extra load. This full body exercise performed correctly - is a great tool to stay strong with aging and extend your training years. Continuous 10 minutes of get-ups also burn good amount of calories, making your full body work hard stabilizing the weight overhead. Another classic kettlebell exercise - the Swing - is a great posterior chain builder and fantastic conditioning tool. In the words of Pavel Tsatsouline (author of Enter the Kettlebell!: Strength Secret of the Soviet Supermen):
“doing the perfect kettlebell swing alone is superior to 99 percent of the sophisticated strength and conditioning programs out there.”
To master the get-up, the swing, and other great kettlebell exercises and learn how to program your training sessions - consider booking a Master the Kettlebell Block. Experience the power of Russian Kettlebell - get strong, improve body composition and have fun in the process!
Russian Girya fat loss success story:
I've tried to improve my fitness and lose weight several times in the past, without much success. I'd lose a few pounds but struggle to keep them off. Training at Commando Temple with Alex was a completely different experience. I really looked forward to each session (even the 6am starts!) I learnt a lot about my own abilities, improved my fitness & flexibility and halved the time it takes me to run a lap.
I lost eight kilos in total and went down two dress sizes. More importantly, I know my relationship with food and eating has changed for the better.
I would definitely advise anyone with a weight loss goal to work with Alex; he is a skilled trainer who delivers strong results.