I just received a message from a friend who told me she is nowhere near strong enough to play (notice the word "play") with kettlebells because her core isn't strong enough.
We have a mutual friend whom she says took 1-2 years to "strengthen her core" before she was able to play with a kettlebell.
O.k., I'm 63 years old. I play with kettlebells. My good friend over in Glendale is 88. SHE plays with kettlebells ~ she's even got a YouTube video which I can't find. She began playing with kb's about 2-3 years ago at what? 65? and they are what she strengthened and conditioned her whole body with.
How does one strengthen their core muscles? With kettlebells! As I stated in my last post, they give a full, overall body workout, PLUS, these are the weight-bearing exercises we, as women are told to do to build bones. Waaaaay safer than taking ANY kind of supplement!
Last year I did a free, 4-week class for wome over 50 years of age with 25+ pounds to lose. ALL of those women were swinging kb's by the end of the series. I didn't have heavy enough ones for the heaviest woman in the class! She was and still is amazing and outstanding!
Somebody is putting out some seriously bad information and/or technique if people think one has to "strengthen their core" before picking up a kettlebell and I'm so sorry that they are listening to this information yet, I understand it's hard to discern what is truth and what is fiction and, it is what it is....
Enough for now ~
Revvell P. Revati is a natural health practitioner/educator, private trainer and Sahaj Bodytherapist and EFT master with more than 3 decades of learning and teaching.