(PRWEB) October 29, 2004
St. Paul, MN, (PRWEB) October 29, 2004 Â Rapid and permanent rehab from injuries is every athleteÂs hope. Often their career depends on it. Chiropractor and ART practitioner Glenn Hyman has discovered that an ancient Russian exercise tool, the kettlebell, helps speed injury recovery and often protects from future injury.
Dr. Hymann sees kettlebell http://www.russiankettlebell.com/ workouts as a perfect way to help his patients overcome back pain, in particular. According to Dr. Hymann, ÂA lot of people are terrified at the idea of getting down into a squat because theyÂve been conditioned to avoid it. So first I teach them to do the motion correctly, with no weight, and then I teach them to squat down and pick up the kettlebell.
From there they gain confidence that they can actually do some resistance exercises. That seems to get them in the habit of using their pelvis and low back correctly, so they can gain strength in their spines. It works very, very well, and a lot of them end up getting hooked and using kettlebells. I think that all of the kettlebell exercises, if done correctly, are very safe and effective for people who want to strengthen their backs.Â
Dr. Hymann uses kettlebells to strengthen and heal Ironman competitors: ÂThey love kettlebells because itÂs a way they can train without bulking up or being stuck in a gym.Â
Dr. Hymann believes that one of the most important advantages of kettlebells is that they get his patients away from using machines: ÂI hate machines! I absolutely despise them. I rail against them in my practice and in the newsletter that I send out to patients. I encourage them to avoid machines like the plague, because you get locked into such unnatural ranges of motion and they donÂt require you to stabilize yourself in any meaningful way.
IÂm more a fan of free weights in general, including the kettlebell. So I try to orient people in that direction because you can have kettlebells in your home, and you donÂt need a whole gym in your basement to get the work done.Â
To get good results with kettlebells, itÂs important to get good kettlebell instruction. To meet the growing national need for quality kettlebell instruction, the nationÂs leading kettlebell expert, Pavel and his publisher Dragon Door Publications now conduct kettlebell instructor certifications, the first of their kind in the US. http://www.dragondoor.com/wpkb11.html
For additional information on kettlebells or PavelÂs Russian Kettlebell Certification, to arrange interviews or receive review copies contact John Du Cane at 651-487-3828.
Kettlebells and kettlebell training resources are available online at http://www.dragondoor.com or by calling 1-800-899-5111.
Dragon Door Publications, Inc is the leading provider in the United States of information and equipment for elite fitness, including the kettlebell.
John Du Cane
Dragon Door Publications
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