Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
On January 23, Lorna Kleidman, an expert on kettlebell exercises, reacts to an article published by Shape Magazine describing the negative effects of intense workouts.
According to the article published by Shape Magazine, many of the newly popular intense workout regimens can actually do more harm than good. While these exercises yield results in half the time with shorter workouts, all of the jumping can actually increase your risk of an ACL injury. The article said women are eight times more likely to suffer from an ACL injury than men, so it’s important to make sure your knees are in good health.
Kleidman, a world champion athlete and an expert on kettlebell exercises, said all exercises put a strain on your body if you aren’t used to them. “Sometimes people don’t understand that exercise is stressful on your body if you aren’t used to daily activity,” she said. “Even if you are physically fit, if your body isn’t accustomed to certain movements, you have a risk of getting injured. Intense workouts are great, especially for people who want to lose weight, but you have to make sure you don’t overdue it and hurt yourself.”
Kleidman said sometimes intense exercise programs are tough, but if you don’t follow them religiously, you won’t get the results you want and you even run the risk of hurting yourself. “If you’re just looking to lose weight, you might want to try something a little more low key first,” she said. “Kettlebell exercises are a great way to start out because you can use any weight you want. Adding weight to some traditional at-home aerobic exercises can help you lose weight and boost your resistance for harder workouts. You want to make sure your body can handle intense workouts before your hurt yourself.”
Lorna Kleidman is a Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovated 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.