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Blog: Women and Kettlebells

Women and kettlebells and core strengthening. False information on kettlebell funtion and utility.

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

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.

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Revvell November 09, 2012 at 10:38 PM
O.k., my friend began at 85, not 65 and she's still swinging (kb's) at 88 years of age!
Ninja Girl November 10, 2012 at 09:37 AM
Hi Revvell, I was so excited when I saw the posting for your Kettle class - bought one early summer, and it's still sitting on the floor. Neither of your dates worked for me on this round, so I really hope you schedule more!!!!
Revvell November 10, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Well, that's no place for it to be, NG. Planning on doing it again. Maybe with a bit more notice this time. lol Thanks for letting me know of your interest.

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