9780470599297

Kettlebells For Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470599297

  • ISBN10:

    0470599294

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-21
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Summary

The way to a full-body workout with amazing results by mastering kettlebellsHave you heard the buzz about the all-in-one strength and cardio workout that works every muscle in the body at once? There's a reason why professional athletes and A-list celebrities are joining the Kettlebells revolution-and now you can, too!With numerous step-by-step photos throughout, Kettlebells For Dummies gives you everything you need to use kettlebells to safely improve strength, endurance, flexibility, joint durability, agility, mobility, athletic movement, and proper body alignment. Whether you're in your teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s and beyond, you'll discover how this fast-growing fitness phenomenon can boost your metabolism and help you lose weight by mastering numerous kettlebell exercises. One of the most effective workouts for burning fat, building lean muscle, and achieving core strength One-hour workout can burn as much as 1,000 calories Named one of the most popular fitness trends in 2009Whether you're a self-proclaimed gym rat or have never lifted a weight, Kettlebells For Dummies shows you that it's easy to use kettlebells to achieve a full-body workout that yields amazing results.

Author Biography

Sarah Lurie, RKC, CSCS, founded Iron Core, the first kettlebell training studio in the United States to exclusively offer Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC) certified instruction. Sarah is a nationally recognized kettlebell expert and has been featured in Fitness Magazine, among other publications.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Gearing Up for a Kettlebell Workout
Shaping Up with Kettlebells
A Primer on Kettlebells: What They Are and How You Use Them
Picking the Right Kettlebell and Setting Up Your Home Gym
Moves for Success: Spine and Hip Essentials
Breathing Right, Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Taking Care
Beginning with Basic Kettlebell Moves
Swinging Your Way to a Lean and Toned Physique
Turkish Delight: Tackling the Turkish Get-Up
More Essential Exercises: The Front Squat, the Clean, and the Military Press
Beginner Kettlebell Workouts to Lose the Jiggle and Build Strength
Mastering Advanced Kettlebell Moves
Kettlebell Exercises to Help You Gain Strength, Flexibility, and Mobility
Whittle Your Middle: Core Exercises
Mastering the Five Ultimate Kettlebell Exercises
Kicking It Up a Notch with Advanced Kettlebell Workouts and Combinations
Using Kettlebells in Special Situations
Addressing the Fitness Needs of Young Adults, Boomers, and Seniors
Staying Fit during (and after) Your Pregnancy
Kettlebell Training for Athletes of All Levels
Rehabbing or Supporting Substantial Weight Loss with Kettlebells
The Part of Tens
Ten Ways to Set and Meet Your Kettlebell Fitness Goals
Nearly Ten Guidelines for Finding and Working Out with a Certified Trainer
Appendix: Kettlebell Resources
Index
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