I went for my 3 hour personal training session (with a group of 6) to learn how to do kettlebells properly. I attended this with my friend Tara who has a PT at her gym that is certifed in these.
I LOVED IT!!! It felt like such a great total body workout and it WAS!! Using kettlebells works so many muscle groups at one time that it is a very effecient way to work out. I see it is a GREAT overall body workout each time. It involves strength and cardio at the same time. I didn't wear my heart rate monitor but I plan to when I do them at my gym so I can see exactly how hard I am working. We learned about 5 moves and all of them were tough. I am so glad that I did this. I think this will help me spice up my work outs so that I can do something I really enjoy so that I can start getting those 4 consistent work outs a week. I haven't been doing so hot with that. Anywhere from 2-3 has been my average and for the results I want to see I have to make it 4. I love the other strength workouts I do but this is new and fun if you know what I mean and it is just a change up for what I have been doing and I am ready for it.
Since I did this at my friends gym I have a week free pass there so I am going to a spin class tomorrow afternoon with Tara. I am looking forward to that. Those can scorch some calories too.
Anyway, I highly recommend the kettlebells BUT DO NOT do them with out proper instruction. The form is curcial in getting the most bang for your buck and also avoiding injury.