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The Kathy Smith Kettlebell Solution 2 DVD set is a full range-of–motion toning, stretching, strengthening weight loss, wellness program for adults of any fitness level and any age. This kettlebell workout is designed for beginners and uses light weights (3 and 5 pounds), but heavier weights can be used when you are ready to advance.
Every lift of the kettlebell engages the muscles of your entire body so that you can sculpt, tone and get the results you want in less time.
Kettlebell training is an old school exercise that has emerged into the mainstream with personal trainers and gyms. Many celebrities cite kettlebell training as the exercise that changed their bodies by sculpting, toning and burning fat. The workouts are unique, effective, and just require a kettlebell and small workout area.
UPPER BODY SOLUTION: Kettlebells give you a lean, firm, shape – not bulging muscle. Strengthen your back and abs for improves posture which makes you look younger and feel more confident.
BUNS & THIGHS SOLUTION: Kettlebells are a great way to work your buns and thighs while you also engage other muscle groups.
CORE SOLUTION: The core muscles in the abdominal area give you the power and balance for performing everyday chores – and a beautiful posture.
FAT BURNING SOLUTION: In this workout, you’ll rev up your heart and lungs for a cardiovascular workout that burns calories to help you lose weight and show off your sculpted, toned body!
BONUS DVD: Kathy Smith’s Kettlebells Solution Correct Form and Technique with Mia Finnegan: A special 25 minute DVD with Kathy and trainer Mia Finnegan (former nationally-ranked gymnast, past Ms. Natural Universe and Ms. Olympia Fitness) that is designed to teach you the proper kettlebell form to get the best results possible. You follow along and practice with Katy as she demonstrates proper kettlebell technique.
Kathy Smith's Kettlebell Solution
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Lower
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Basic
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Kathy Smith (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 74 min.
Street Date: 11/23/2011
Certified instructor description:
An exceptionally well-cued, four-segment program — upper body, lower body, abs and aero/tone. Each section targets just one area with a fluid sequence of layered-in progressions (e.g. a row, a row with a tricep extension, then a row with an extension and a squeeze). Kathy also maximizes the diversity with kettlebell-specific momentum exercises at varying tempos. The aero/tone section uses the bell to boost the program's fat-burning intensity while also working multiple muscle groups. Throughout, Kathy's one-on-one instruction is detailed and very focused (no idle chit chat). You also get a second DVD with a 25-minute tutorial. Requires a kettlebell; Kathy uses two (one light, one heavy). ©2011.