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New Sunday evening class added — 6pm and 7.30pm — yay! Well done everyone who started back today — great to see you and fantastic to work out with you all — looking forward to more to come!
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If you would like a Kettle bell workout plan while we break for summer, please inbox or email me with your email address and I'll send it to you. Last chance for classes this week — last one is Wednesday, 2nd July.
Well done to everyone for some fantastic work, and see you this week or when we start back in September... :) LOVED the beach evening session yesterday!
Settlers, don't forget, this eve's session is on the beach, 7.30 ;) Monday morning sessions (8.15 am) are now held inside.
Kettle bells: Twice the Results in Half the Time So the title speaks for itself — hope that makes this morning's tough session feel even better :) I love the quote that the calorie burn is “off the charts”!
Hope everyone enjoys their break and looking forward to kicking off again in January! Good luck to everyone running the Doha College races tomorrow.
Really looking forward to the Less fundraising fitness class tomorrow morning... Looking forward to gradually cooler weather to work out in, for the countdown to Christmas festivities!
Classes as usual this week, please inbox for a space and send me your email address for a full timetable. Class tomorrow morning, 8.15am, in the shade in the park... Inbox me if you'd like a place.
15-Minute Kettle bells Workout Kettle bell workouts target multiple muscle groups at once, which boosts your overall calorie burn. A Kettle bell swing is an extension of the dead lift...
Loved the breeze on the beach at this morning's class, think it helped us all workout extra hard :) Just like a Boss Balance Trainer workout, sand is constantly shifting and changing, demanding various muscles in the body to come into play that might not normally engage on a pavement or gym floor workout.
Add your dose of vitamin D, the cooling water around your feet and ankles — that will set you up for a full and rewarding workout, energizing you for the day ahead. “In a study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise, subjects burned more than 20 calories per minute during a 20-minute snatch workout.
Researchers noted that cross-country skiing uphill at a fast pace is the only other form of exercise that compares to this caloric expenditure.” Monday mornings, 8am, on the beach (up to the ankles in the lagoon to keep cool — (so bring flip-flops instead of trainers) at West Bay Lagoon.
Wednesday evening on the tennis courts 7.30pm, more of a boot camp style! Think fitness devices like cable machines, boxes for jumps and even some free weights, specifically kettle bells.
To me, kettle bells always seemed too clunky and heavy and I couldn’t fathom how to stash them in my living room — my workout area — in a way that would be both stylish enough and functional enough for my preferences. All that aside, kettle bell workouts also just didn’t seem necessary since I have dumbbells and resistance bands to cover lots of fitness routines.
However, given the inherent difficulty of attending gyms right now with a face mask and the potential risk of exposure, I decided to shake things up and took the plunge: I ordered a kettle bell. If you’re likewise looking for the best kettle bells to buy, you’ll quickly find lots of options and some might seem very similar to others.
I’ve found a lot of value in even basic exercises, which challenged my body in gym-worthy ways, an especially significant value in workout gear as we head into winter. Other fitness pros I talked to had predictably different takes on the best approach to equipping your home gym with kettle bells.
Peter Bahia, director of personal training at Athletic Development and Performance Training, told me he realizes a kettle bell can be a substantial investment for some, but still considers it a unique piece of equipment that can build functional strength and improve range of motion — both worthwhile endeavors in the work from home reality many of us face. It’s easy to use and ultimately gives you unrivaled flexibility with what weight size you want in your kettle bell given you have the appropriate dumbbells to match with it.
Heidi Pocono, a personal trainer and manager of training at GYMGUYZ, recommends a vinyl coated cast iron kettle bell. “This is my go-to piece of equipment, no matter where I’m training,” Pocono said, noting the “comfortable” cast iron handle glides smoothly in her hand whether she’s performing a kettle bell swing, snatch or a windmill.
“The vinyl coating is great when putting it on the floor, but is also comfortable when holding it bell-side up.” Former gym owner and personal trainer Alicia McKenzie said that a kettle bell is always one of the first pieces of equipment she recommends for anyone attempting to start a home gym — it took me more than eight months of in-home workouts to find the motivation to test a kettle bell.
Are you worried about bringing such a heavy piece of equipment into your home and the associated risk of denting your floors? “It is durable, can withstand general wear and tear — but most importantly, it isn't going to damage your home or hurt (as much) if you slam it into your foot.” The handle on this kettle bell is relatively large, too, which gives you plenty of grip space for two-handed movements like a kettle bell swing.
Kettle bells challenge your balance because they change your center of gravity, turning regular exercises like lunges and squats difficult. I know we have MOVED to Ali Fit Club — but this is too good, it needed posting here!
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Please *like* and *share Ali Fit Club page with your friends too. Getty Images When you're new to working out, or to strength training in general, there's something really intimidating about facing a weight room or even a set of dumbbells (if you can even manage to find them right now).
Enter the kettle bell, a type of dumbbell that's round (like a bell) and has a handle, making it easy to lift and carry around. Our Health & Wellness newsletter puts the best products, updates and advice in your inbox.
The way the bell is shaped allows you to train power, endurance and strength all in one little piece of iron,” says Lauren Kan ski, certified personal trainer and founder of the K Method. Getting started with a kettle bell workout may seem as easy as picking one up and swinging it around -- but that can lead to injury.
Keep reading for Kan ski's advice on how to get started with a kettle bell workout routine below. Getty Images If you've never worked out with kettle bells, it's important to start with a lightweight model so you don't hurt yourself while you learn the basics.
Even though the weight you use will depend on your personal fitness level and background, in general Kan ski recommends starting with an eight to 10 kg (about 17 to 22 lbs) kettle bell for workouts that involve any overhead movements and 10-14 kg (22-30 lbs) for beginners who want to learn how to do kettle bell swings (instructions below). “The biggest thing for beginners is to learn how to hold the bell and work on that grip strength.”
The standard kettle bell grip is similar to how you would grab a bag of groceries. According to Kan ski, one of the biggest mistakes she sees people make is jumping right into more advanced moves like swings and snatches before they're ready.
Master these three moves from Kan ski and you'll be off to a solid start with your kettle bell fitness routine. Your core stabilizers fight hard through the squat to keep you balanced,” Kan ski says.
Start with the kettle bell in the front racked position -- sits at your chest, cradled in your bicep, with the horn (handle) underneath your clavicle. Start holding a kettle bell in each hand by your sides, keeping them off your thighs.
Start with the kettle bell about an arms' length away from your body, resting on the ground. Brace your core, grip the bell and throw it between your legs like you're hiking a football.
Then quickly extend your hips forward to fling the bell in front of you, while keeping your shins vertical.