Kettlebell Workouts in the Park
Kettlebell workouts in the park in the morning is a cracking way to start the day, making the most of the fresh air while working out. Smashing!
This kettlebell workout hits just about every muscle group in the body, this is one of the best kinds of functional training
However, one of the problems with kettlebell workots in the park is there’s so much bad advice out there. Videos showing bad form using just about every piece of workout gear there is. I see people demonstrating the kettlebell swing so badly that they are almost asking people to damage their backs! As with ALL exercise’s technique is paramount. Before you go onto to lift heavy weights or do intense routines take the time to work on your technique first.
A bit of time spent understanding the movements and breaking them down simple steps will benefit your training tremendously. It will guard against injuries because most injuries come from bad technique, you’ll see better progress as you apply the correct posture and technique.
In this video, I give specific tips on how to use kettlebell workouts in the park safely and with good form to guard against injuries. You’ll notice at several pints I emphasise how you must tighten your belly and core to protect against damaging your back, and I speak from personal experience of this.
As part of a group, I used to train with a small framed older woman, she had about 6 or 7 years on me and weighed about half of what I did. However, I was always amazed by her strength and ability to work with much heavier kettlebells than me! Imagine how surprised I was when I saw her doing kettlebell swings with 16kg or 18kg weights, or dead lifts with 20kg when I was a sometimes using 6kg or 4 kg lighter than her!
She had better technique than I did and had built her core strength up to tak ethat kind of weight. I learned a lesson doing kettlebell workouts in the park with her, she inspired me to work on my form and technique to help improve my overall fitness. I mentioned above about how kettlebell training is a great functional fitness workout, it hits just about every muscle group in the body.
With functional training in mind you are trying to mimick everyday movements the body does in daily life. the training at middle aged men’s health and fitness is focused on this approach. Functional movements are aimed at helping guys our age cope better with everyday lifethis kettlebell workouts in the park is aimed at working all the major muscle groups.. For instance, your wife tells you to clean out the garage and you might have to lift a couple of heavy boxes. By practicing exercises such as squats, bent over rows and say the farmers walk wiyth kettlebells you’ve already prepared your body for the box lifting manoeuver enough times to know thw right technique to keep your back safe.
You legs will be strong enough, your back and core will be working together and your shoulders and arms will be able to cope with to lifting a heavy box and carrying it too the car.
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