Kettlebell Trainer Lorna Kleidman Acclaims an Article Suggesting that Strength Training Can Help Smokers Quit

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Following The Cape Cod Times article concerning a correlation between strength training and quitting smoking, fitness expert Lorna Kleidman offers a response to the study.

On September 26th, kettlebell expert and trainer Lorna Kleidman commends an article published for The Cape Cod Times which reveals a study on strength training as an aid to quitting smokers.

According to The Cape Cod Times, a pilot study revealed that smokers had increased quit rates after spending several weeks’ strength training. The Cape Cod Times reported, “The strength training group worked out twice a week for an hour, doing a full-body routine. Sets and weights increased as the participants got stronger. After 12 weeks, 16 percent of people in the resistance training group had quit. The exercise paid off in other ways — those who worked out also lost a little over a pound on average and also decreased body fat on average by 0.5 percent.” In addition, the article stated that the results were not temporary, as smokers who quit were still not smoking three months after the study.

Fitness expert and trainer Lorna Kleidman commends the study as inspirational. In her fitness class KettleX, Kleidman uses kettlebells, rounded weights with handles, as resistance tools that brings about strength, endurance and lean bodies. “In just a few weeks of kettlebell training, I see complete transformations in strength for the students who attend my class. Strength training reduces body fat, increases endurance and creates definition. It’s wonderful to hear that strength training can help smokers quit as well!” In addition, Kleidman suggests that strength training, “may help smokers quit because it can be relaxing.”

The Cape Cod Times concludes, “These results show that a resistance training program could not only aid efforts to quit cigarettes, but also halt weight gain and help maintain muscle mass.” The study was published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research August issue.

Lorna Kleidman is the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She is the Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport. She came up with the innovative methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.

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