Kettlebells are a great way to combine strength training with an aerobic workout. But if you're not sure how or where to begin, Paul Katami has just released a new DVD that provides a comprehensive introduction.
"Ultimate Kettlebell Workouts for Beginners" (Acacia, $16.99) features three 25-minute workouts.
- The first workout is more of a tutorial showing the common moves and proper technique to swinging and holding a kettlebell.
- The second workout assumes you know the moves and combines them into a workout with drills and combinations.
- The third workout focuses on the core and much is done in a seated position. But just because you're on the floor doesn't mean it's easy. On the contrary -- it's actually the toughest workout on the DVD.
While the workout is labeled for beginners, some of the moves are pretty tough but they're easy to follow and you can modify the moves if you need to.
The workouts are done outdoors on a patio setting, and Katami is a friendly and helpful instructor.