Kettlebell Trainer Lorna Kleidman Responds to an Article Regarding the Various Benefits of Strength Training

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Following an article published for The Detroit News discussing how strength training can transform bodies, fitness expert Lorna Kleidman offers her strength training advice.

On September 5th, Lorna Kleidman, creator of kettlebell exercise program KettleX, responds to an article published for The Detroit News regarding the various benefits of strength training.

According to the article, women risk the possibility of lowering their resting metabolism by neglecting strength training, resulting in more fat being stored and less calories being burned. In addition, the article explains that by avoiding this type of training, women are putting themselves at risk of losing the strength to easily complete daily activities. “Women can lose 4 percent of muscle each decade between ages 25 and 50 — even more during their senior years — if they don't participate in any resistance training,” According to The Detroit News. The article professes that any fear of creating a bulky body through strength training is a common misconception. The fact is, for women to develop bulky muscles they would need to follow rigorous specific training toward that goal and possess far higher levels of testosterone which their bodies don’t naturally produce.

Lorna Kleidman, a fitness expert who uses strength training among other forms of exercise with her students, witnesses complete body transformations as a result of her program. Kleidman explains that she’s based her fitness class, KettleX, off of strength training and kettlebells, which are rounded weights with a handle. According to Kleidman, her strength training classes never develop women with oversized, bulky muscles. Instead, Kleidman explains, kettlebells create lean figures by shedding fat and creating definition.

The article refers to a study conducted by strength-training consultant for the American Council on Exercise Wayne Westcott who revealed that “that the average woman who strength trains two or three times a week for two months will gain nearly 2 pounds of muscle and lose 3.5 pounds of fat.”

Lorna Kleidman is a Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. Lorna came up with the innovated training used in KettleX as a means to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in a simple to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the last six years.

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