Yesterday was a cloudy and cold day in London; motivation naturally dips in those conditions, and the temptation is to lie in bed, watch a movie and just be lazy! But it’s so worth combating the trough; following a bout of some mental ‘self-discipline’, I shot out of bed, donned my Old Navy camo kit, and dispatched some sprints along the beautiful Regents Canal – which at this point in the year resembles something tropical and Amazonian; the lush canopy is in full bloom! Aside from the runs, I brought my beloved kettle bell and powered out a little circuit consisting of kettle bell swings, some (not so beloved) burpees with narrow grip push up, lunges with a twist, and bear crawls (currently my favourite!). Click MORE to see the full routine as well as some fun GIFs and the outfit details!
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BOIL THE KETTLE (BELL) !!!
Originating from deepest Russia as a tool farmers to weigh-up their crops (and get ripped in the process), the humble kettle bell has been around since the 1700s. These days, I’d argue that they’re capable of delivering a versatile and explosive full-body workout, which builds power and burns fat. The position and thickness of the handles (hanging directly under the wrists) unevenly distributes the weight, which means you need more strength in your grip, better co-ordination & more core engagement, as the weight is far more difficult to control. It also develops muscles through the arms, the shoulders and the other stabiliser muscles too. Dumbbells, as a comparison, are centred and therefore nicely balanced – kettle bells are inherently unstable, as their handles stick out comically from one side of the sphere & act like an additional pivot point control. Here’s a breakdown of one of my faves, the kettle bell swing…