Serious fitness can be achieved a number of ways, however I am a firm believer in smart training, as much as, hard training. In order to get serious about your fitness and obtain your goals you must include kettlebell training into the equation. To me there is no better way to incorporate both the use of your body and the dynamic nature of movement against a good steady resistance than by using this device. Check out the following 2 kettlebell exercises that I have included to take your serious muscle mass and fitness program to all new heights.
1. The Kettlebell Swing: This is the most basic lift that you can perform with the kettlebell. The swing or double arm kettlebell swing is done by you picking the bell up with both arms and swinging it like a pendulum from between your legs up to chest level. This is accomplished by forcefully flexing and then extending at your hips and knees in order to generate the necessary force and momentum to swing the kettlebell. This single lift utilizes hundreds of your muscles at one time to pull it off. Not only is it great for building lean muscle mass, but it is second to nothing in helping you to develop a superior level of cardiovascular conditioning.
2. The Long Cycle: This is a lift that basically incorporates the movement of single arm swinging the bell between your legs, cleaning it to your chest, and then ending by performing an overhead push press or jerk. To do this lift you must have a confident feel of how you should perform the hip snap. This is again the movement that involves forcefully flexing and extending at both the hip and knee joints in order to swing the bell. The key to doing this properly is learning how to do it without the bell having a wide arc that pulls away from your body, therefore causing you to slap yourself on the forearm when you rack it in the clean. Once you master this then performing the push press is the easy part. All you do is once again initiate your hips and knees to give your body a “vertical pop” to lock the kettlebell out overhead. From here you simply transition back into the swing between your legs to perform the process over again. This is a great lean muscle mass and conditioning exercise. If you are wanting to get serious about your fitness then you must take the time to include kettlebell training into your program. Remember that anyone can train hard, but only the best train smart!
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