Bodyweight exercises are great additions to kettlebell workouts
Durham, NC (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
“Bodyweight exercises are great additions to kettlebell workouts,” says Geoff Neupert, StrongFirst Master Kettlebell Instructor. “Not only do they add variety, something many people feel they need, but adding the right ones can promote structural balance to your body, making it stronger.”
Geoff, a 20-year veteran of the fitness industry, author, and presenter, has taught thousands of others since 2002 how to successfully use kettlebells to accomplish all of their fitness goals.
“Antagonistic Balance” is the idea that for every movement the human body does, there is an opposite movement. For example, if you bend over at the waist, an opposite movement could be to lean back at the waist; or even hang from your arms and pull your legs up to your hands.
The key point here is that “antagonistic balance” is a simple and easy way to keep injury free while fortifying your body, making you leaner and stronger. Exercises that promote antagonistic balance also allow you to perform more work in your workouts, by allowing one set of muscles to rest, while working their opposites. Scientific research has shown that this actually speeds up the recovery time of muscle groups, enabling you to accomplish more work.
Since the majority of kettlebell exercises are leg dominant, it makes sense then that the best exercises to create antagonistic balance would be upper body exercises.
One of the keys to seeing noticeable change in your body is the ability to continually to more or higher quality work each workout.
From a fat loss perspective, which is one of the top three reasons people use kettlebells, being able to do more work means you will burn more calories. And when you burn more calories, you lose more fat.
And that’s ultimately the goal of “antagonistic balance” training – to help you reach your goals faster. And combining upper body exercises into your lower body dominant kettlebell workouts will help you do just that.
More bleeding-edge information about kettlebells, including kettlebell workouts, specialized kettlebell training, and how to properly perform the kettlebell exercises, can be found at Geoff’s website, http://www.kettlebellsecrets.com/blast.