Kettlebell Windmills and Push Ups Workout

Here’s a great core strengthening workout, that incorporates kettlebell windmills and push ups. It’s a quick workout that can be done in under 15 minutes.

Simply do 3-5 windmills per side, then do push ups that are equal to the number of windmills that are done per side. Complete a total of 3-5 rounds based on your time.

Give it a go and let me know what you think.

What’s Next Jillian?

I suppose she’s actually really smart, or has hired someone who is really smart, since she now has a kettlebell training DVD on the market. Last I recall, her kettlebell training technique had a bit to be desired, at least as of last season.

This recent article in the LA Times has some humor that also makes a valid point. Does she really know what she’s doing or is she in it just for the money?

I even watched the season premiere of this year’s The Biggest Loser, and was completely beside myself as I saw one of the contestants pass out in an effort to secure a place on the show as one of Miss Michaels’ team members. Only to be followed with a preview of the next episode that shows Miss Michaels yelling at someone threatening to make them puke, or something of the like.

What are you thoughts on this, I’d like to hear?

MMA / Kickboxing for Women

I’ve been making a decent effort to get to 1-2 boxing and/or MMA-kickboxing classes a week in the past few months.  Prior to this, the only martial art I had really trained in was Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  Since I was offering both of these other martial arts at the gym, I thought I’d take a few sessions/classes to see how I liked it.

Below is a video from a few months ago, out in California at Rigan Machado’s Academy where a friend of mine trains. This is at the end of an hour long conditioning session we did, tough stuff.

I love the workouts and it’s a good fit with my kettlebell training and jiu-jitsu training well.  Just last week I thought it’d be fun to spare with some gloves on for the first time.  All I can say is it’s very different to actually hit a moving body than it is to punch or kick a heavy bag.

More about my progress in the upcoming weeks.

Kettlebell Training for Legs and Glutes

Training with Kettlebells is one of my favorite types of workouts. I’ve even been known to take one or two on vacation with me, all the way from Long Island, to the East Coast of Florida, to Mexico. The thing is a kettlebell is pretty easy to transport if you’re willing to get it from point A to point B.

The other reason is it’s really effective full body training tool, and although I like rely on bodyweight training to make my life a little easier when it comes to travel, nothing beats my 3 favorite kettlebell exercises for stronger, great looking legs and glutes.

That alone is reason enough.

Check out the video below that shows my 3 favorite kettlebell exercises for your legs and glutes.