Kettlebells are extremely effective training tools, we all know that.So are dumbbells.The key is to know which tool is the right tool for the task, the right tool for what it is you want.
There are clear exercises that should be performed with a kettlebell and not a dumbbell (and vice versa).
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is not your typical physician. He's the medical editor of Examine.com and a licensed practicing board certified family medicine physician.
He's also an athlete with a very unique background in various sports, as you'll hear about in this week's show.
In this week's show, I spoke to Dr. Nadolsky about training, bodybuilding, CrossFit, nutrition, and supplementation.
This will be a short post, but an important one, so please read.
In regards to a standard plank exercise (as opposed to the hard style plank), one of the most important things about this exercise is the full body tension and stabilization to build core strength.
If we want to achieve this, we mustcontract our glutes when performing the plank.
This week's episode features a unique question and answer session.
I asked what questions you had and people responded with many great questions that I wanted to share on this week's episode.
Here's some of what you'll learn about in episode 79:
What muscle do you think is critical for performance in kettlebell training, powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, bodybuilding, or to achieve ultimate athleticism in any sport?
It should be pretty obvious that would be the gluteus maximus.
If you fail to tap into the power of this muscle, you'll greatly limit your training performance and results.
We really can't emphasize the importance of the glutes enough in performance training and for developing the ultimate athletic body.
In this week's show, I'll discuss 9 important recovery methods to improve your training performance and maximize results.
We train hard and we want results, but if we aren't recovering properly we're limiting our outcomes.
Post workout recovery is one of the most overlooked, but important factors in a successful training program.
We need to make sure we do everything we can to recover appropriately between workouts for our long term training success.
What is mastery?
As George Leonard, the author of Mastery describes it, it's a process or a journey.
For me, that's been one of the major benefits with kettlebells, barbells, and movement based training.
That's why I'm so passionate about training as it's always about the process and the evolution.
In this week's podcast session, I'll discuss the benefits of double kettlebell training.
Why train with double kettlebells and how do you know when you're ready?
I'll answer these questions and tell you everything you need to know about the impact of training with two kettlebells instead of just one.