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True Fitness Is A State Of Mind – Written by Anne Marber.

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Body and Spirit, Kettlebells, Mind | 0 comments

Forget What The Media Tells You – True Fitness Is A State Of Mind. The fitness and weight loss industry is huge. Everywhere, headlines scream about new ways to lose weight, to put on muscle, to eradicate cellulite and chisel your abs. New diets and fitness challenges appear every day, and quickly gather devotees. However, many if not most of these are doomed to fail. While some may see temporary results, the mindset that promotes appearance rather than general health does not stand people well in the long run if they want to maintain the levels of slim fitness they’ve attained during their gimmicky diets or muscle-piling challenges. Fitness is a mental state – and, in order to achieve that mental state, one must forget virtually everything that the established weight loss and muscle-gain industries tell us… Don’t Be Distracted By Shiny Equipment Fitness doesn’t have to be all about the gym. It doesn’t even have to be all about expensive fitness equipment. Of course, these things can be a great help – but the danger is often that they become either a distraction from the real business of honing your body, or the be-all-and-end-all, without which you believe that fitness is an impossibility. One must always remember that, while gyms are enormously beneficial for many people, they are also trying to make a profit. They therefore encourage users to believe that there can be no real gain in fitness without their facilities – which leads many to pin their fitness hopes onto gym machines rather than developing a focus and mental attitude which would undoubtedly benefit them more. It’s all too easy for individuals to neglect their health and fitness completely outside the gym. The simple truth is that you do not actually need the gym to get fit. Indeed, while gym equipment and the gym environment can greatly help many to develop that mental focus you need to get fit, if you have the right mental attitude, it’s completely possible to get fit without spending a penny. If you are the type to get easily distracted from the main issue – your own health and fitness – by shiny exercise machines and gym propaganda about weight loss, 30 day goals and so on, then you may be a lot better off spending your gym subscription money on holistic exercise classes, or a holistic personal trainer who will help you to develop that all-important mental attitude. Don’t Set Goals Given that health and fitness appears from the outside to be mainly about the body, it’s surprising how much of it comes from inside the your brain. The simple fact is, however, that fitness is a state of mind. Furthermore, it’s a state of mind that needs to be developed and cultivated just as much as your muscles if you’re going to achieve true, whole, holistic fitness. True fitness is for life – not just for slimming into a Christmas party dress, or buffing up for the beach. This piece of advice is somewhat contrary to most of the fitness tips you’ll hear on other platforms – but it works: don’t set superficial goals. Instead, set yourself the goal of constantly working towards and maintaining your personal health and fitness. The thing is, if you set yourself the goal...

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“Kettlebell and Bodyweight Power Circuit”

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Body weight training, Kettlebells, Workouts | 0 comments

Dynamic warm-up using a lighter kettlebell than normal – swings, cleans and snatches, then: “Kettlebell and Bodyweight Power Circuit” 5 rounds, ensure some recovery between exercises: Kettlebell snatch, 10 x right, 10 x left Hindu squats x 20 Double kettlebell heavy swings x 10 Burpees x 5 (full extension) Core: Mace 360s and 10 to 2s Finisher: Scorpion push-ups, 10 reps down to 1 prison workout Restoration: Trigger point foam roller        ...

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Indian Clubs, Mace, Kettlebells and Body-weight

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Body and Spirit, Body weight training, Indian Clubs, Kettlebells, Mace, Macebell, Mind, Workouts | 0 comments

Movements on these exercises must flow and should be smooth, fluid and efficient. This is where all the benefits come from.  It heals, strengthens and makes you better. Four to six rounds, moving from one exercise to the next. Concentrate on perfect form with full range of motion. Indian Clubs, alternating heart-shaped swings – 2 to 3 mins Sit-outs x 12 Hindu push-ups on yoga blocks x 10 Mace 360s: 30 secs clock, 30 secs anti-clock Then: Four to six rounds (same rules apply): Kettlebell swings – 20 x right, 20 x left Hindu squats x 30 Mace Grave Diggers. 10 x right, 10 x left Yoga headstand – 30 to 60 secs Restoration: Yoga and trigger point foam roller....

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“Kettlebell Snatch Drop Sets”

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Kettlebells, Workouts | 0 comments

Warm up with Indian Clubs, then: Primer: 2 rounds, without rest: Kettlebell swing right x 10 Kettlebell swing left x 10 Kettlebell clean right x 10 Kettlebell clean left x 10 Then: “Kettlebell Snatch Drop Sets” 2 minutes kettlebell snatch (1 min per arm) – e.g. 24kg @ 16 to 18 reps per minute 1 min rest 2 minutes kettlebell snatch (1 min per arm) – e.g. 20kg @ 20 to 22 reps per minute 1 min rest 6 miuntes kettlebell snatch (3 mins per arm) – e.g. 16kg @ 18 to 20 reps per minute 3 minutes rest Repeat for 2 rounds Core: 4 rounds: Jungle Gym / rings ‘Skin the Cat’ x 3 Handstand wall walk ups x 3 Finisher: Alternating kettlebell swings x 100 Yoga...

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“Kettlebell and Body-weight Combo”

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Body weight training, Kettlebells, Workouts | 0 comments

Warm up with mobility and Indian clubs then: “Kettlebell and Body-weight Combo” The goal is never fatigue or muscle soreness, the goal is improvement Never, ever sacrifice form for speed Aim to work continuously for 15 to 20 mins: Kettlebell clean & press right x 5 Kettlebell clean & press left x 5 Hindu push-ups x 5 Hindu squats x 10 Core: barbell roll outs x 50 in as few sets as possible Finishers: Kettlebell alternating swings x 100 Rolling push-ups; 10 reps down to 1 Foam roller    ...

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“Strength Circuit”

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Kettlebells, Workouts | 0 comments

Warm up with joint mobility and kettlebell swings and cleans, then: “Strength Circuit” 4 rounds with recovery between each exercise: Kettlebell renegade rows x 10 with legs raised on bench Kettlebell heavy double swings x 10 Kettlebell double press x 5 to 8 Archer push-ups x 10 Finisher: Handstand wall walk-ups x 12 Qigong        ...

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“30 Second Ladder Workout”

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Body weight training, Kettlebells | 0 comments

Warm up with joint mobility and Indian clubs, then: “30 Second Ladder Workout” How to do it: Set your  timer to 30 second intervals. Begin with the first exercise for 30 seconds, then rest 30 seconds, then the first and second exercise, rest, first, second and third, and rest. Carry on this way until you complete all 8 exercises without resting. Your 7th set will last 3 mins 30 secs and your 8th set will last 4 minutes The exercises: 1. Kettlebell alternating swings 2. Hindu squats 3. Kettlebell double arm swings – go heavy 4. Burpees 5. Yoga push-ups 6. Kettlebell double cleans 7. Med ball slams 8. Handstand holds against a wall or free standing Finisher: Pull-ups:  Prison workout, 10 reps down to 1 Eischens Yoga...

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“4 Round Rampage”

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in Body weight training, Kettlebells, Workouts | 0 comments

Warm -up with mobility work and light kettlebell swings and cleans, then: “4 Round Rampage” Complete 4 rounds resting 90 secs between rounds: 2 minutes heavy punch bag combos 30 x heavy kettlebell swings 30 x sledgehammer tyre strikes or med ball slams 30 x bodyweight sprawls Finisher: 100 x Hindu squats in as few sets as possible Headstand practice & yoga...

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“2 Minute Kettlebell Rounds”

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Kettlebells, Workouts | 0 comments

Warm up with joint mobility and Indian Clubs, then: “2 Minute Kettlebell Rounds”  M: 16kg to 24kg+ F: 10kg to 16kg+ Round 1: 2 mins kettlebell single arm swings – 1 min per arm 1 min rest Round 2: 2 mins kettlebell single arm cleans – 1 min per arm 1 min rest Round 3: 2 mins kettlebell single arm clean & press – 1 min per arm 1 min rest Round 3: 2 mins kettlebell single arm snatches – 1 min per arm 1 min rest Round 4: 2 mins kettlebell single arm long cycle – 1 min per arm 1 min rest Round 5: 2 mins burpees Finisher: 5 minutes kettlebell Turkish get-ups Eischens yoga...

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“Sledge Hammer, Bodyweight & Kettlebell Workout”

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Body weight training, Kettlebells, Sledge Hammer Training, Workouts | 0 comments

Warm up with Indian clubs and kettlebell swings and cleans, then: “Sledge Hammer, Bodyweight & Kettlebell Workout” 6 rounds, resting 60 secs between round: Sledge hammer tyre strikes x 20 (10R, 10L) Hindu push-ups x 10 Kettlebell double arm swings x 20 – go heavy Eischens...

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