Senior Kettlebells

May 11, 2013

A couple of years ago I stumbled upon this thing called a kettlebell. For awhile, we didn’t actually own any in our gym but we used dumbbells as a pseudo-kettlebell. It worked for a little while, but eventually the company purchased the real thing. I used them as well as a couple of co-workers, but really they just sat there. Our members didn’t know what they were and so they sat collecting dust in the corner. I also own one and it sits at home next to my bedroom door. I started using them on my own really as a hobby. They were just a part of my exercise routine. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s been said that healthcare professionals are often the worst patients. And we don’t always do what is best for us simply because you know we’re like invincible or something. We all know that we should workout but we put so many things ahead of our own workouts that it just doesn’t happen. Read the rest of this entry »

This week’sExercise of the Weekis the Box Squat. This is a great alternative to a regular squat as it allows your body to recover a little faster and you can typically do more weight with it. I would use this version of the squat in addition to a regular parallel squat.

This week’s Exercise of the Week is actually a couple of exercises. If you’re looking for something simple to do at home or on the road, this is for you. The equipment needed for these can be picked up at KMart or similar places for $10-15.

This week’s Exercise of the Week is going to explore the hips. This is coming from Mike Reinold’s blog. Enjoy!

This week’sExercise of the Weekcomes from Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego. We’re going to work on strengthening the ankles and work on the foundation for our workouts…

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This week’s quote of the week comes from Gray Cook’s book, Movement. I have been reading this book for a few weeks now and still have a pretty good length to go in it. This book is a difficult read, but it has really made me think! Anyway, enough about the book (that’ll come later)…

“First move well; then move often.” –Gray Cook

This week we’ll bring back the kettlebell with thisexercise of the week. Here’s a short instructional video on the kettlebell snatch. Enjoy!

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