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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kettlebells, A Perfect Workout For Moms!

Kettlebells is a great workout for people with very little time, because it sculpts your body and gets the heart rate up at the same time. I've had so many people ask me "What are kettlebells?" So I asked Lauren Brooks, a Kettlebell instructor, personal trainer, and clinical nutritionist based out of San Diego, California to write a guest post and tell you a little bit about kettlebells. She has several DVDs including The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells, The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells Volume 2, and even a Pregnancy DVD called Baby Bells the Fit Pregnancy Kettlebell Workout. See what she has to say... Her photo is very inspirational!


Why Kettlebells are The Perfect Workout for Mommies
(Especially the New Ones)

Whether you just had a baby or have been enjoying motherhood for many years, we all have something in common. We put our children first and tend to neglect ourselves. The biggest complaints I hear from moms are, “I can’t seem to get the fat off my midsection,” “I just don’t have two hours a day to spend in the gym.”

Well, I’m here to give you some wonderful news.  You don’t have to spend hours in the gym to get rid of the fat that you accumulated during your pregnancies. You can start by training with kettlebells which takes no time at all.  Here are some of the reasons why kettlebell training is perfect for a mom.

A Complete Workout in Less Than One Hour
Workout sessions can be effective anywhere between 10 and 40 minutes. Efficiency is everything with being a mom, since time is so limited. Being able to do 1 single workout session in such a short amount of time that targets all of your fitness goals, is enough of a reason to start using a kettlebell.  You can sneak 10-20 minutes before your kids wake up, during their nap, or right after they go to bed. No excuses not to give yourself that small amount of time!

A Kettlebell is a Complete Handheld Gym
With kettlebell exercises you are able to get your heart rate up, more than any machine in a fancy gym, while strengthening and sculpting your entire body. You can bring them on any trip and never be stuck without your home gym.  You can use it outside at the park, on the beach, in a hotel room, or anywhere you want.

Tighten Up Your Stretched Out Stomach Muscles
After pregnancy the stomach muscles are left weak and stretched out. The  transverse abdominus muscles, which are the muscles that wrap around your midsection, get stronger and tighter with kettlebell exercises.

Lose the Mommy Butt
The mommy flat butt will start to reshape into more of a muscular and firm rear end.  You will start feeling amazing when you put your old jeans on and your butt is higher up.  (Beware: your firm butt may start attracting eyes and hands!)

Kettlebells are Fun
Kettlebell workouts can vary so much you never get bored. You can keep them short and intense without getting that burnout feeling you do from being inside of a gym for several hours at a time.

Get Stronger, Leaner and Denser!
When working with kettlebells you are using all of your muscles. You are strengthening your entire body, not isolating one muscle at a time. This is a much more functional way to train than the typical bodybuilding style. When you start isolating a single muscle and break down the muscle fibers, you can get the bulky muscles that body builders strive for. With kettlebell training that will not happen! You will get stronger, leaner and denser, without looking like a bodybuilder.

Increases Your Metabolism
When you start working out with kettlebells your body starts turning in to a fat burning machine. You are developing dense muscles which require much more energy. In addition, more and more studies are showing that short bursts of intense exercises, such as interval training, will have your body burning for up to 24 hours after the workout. So just because you are finished with your short workout does not mean you stop burning. That’s a huge plus for anyone.

So What Are You Waiting For?

Working with kettlebells has changed my life. I have very little time during the day, so incorporating them in to my life has allowed me to keep a very lean and healthy physique, without putting in too much time.  People are shocked when I tell them I hardly workout.

I do want to highlight the fact that I have clean eating habits. No matter what type of workout you have, if you don’t eat correctly you will find it nearly impossible to reach your final goals. Email me at Lauren@socaltrainer.com for a free workout to get you started.  Visit www.OnTheEdgeFitness.com for more information about workouts, nutrition, and kettlebells.

Lauren Brooks offers online nutrition and workout programs.  You can contact her at Lauren@socaltrainer.com or go to Kettlebell Training with Lauren Brooks.

17 comments:

Heather said...

Thank you, thank you! That is a wonderful post!!

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

My goal is to have Lauren's abs in the next few months!!

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Reynaldo said...

Kettlebells are perfect for 'moms', and for anyone who wants full-body exercise. I love them.

Debi_Omnistitch said...

Thank you not only are kettle-bells good for new moms they are pretty good for old ones too! Thank you I am getting my strength back. I have been ill for awhile and the kettle-bells are making me stronger. Thanks to you!

Maia Dobson said...

Your abs are so flat and sexy! I know a friend who recently had a Pasadena breast augmentation and now she's planning to have a tummy tuck. I'll suggest kettle bell to her so she could get those flat abs too without spending much.

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