It's all I can do to type this review today. My arms and back muscles are totally spent after yesterday's kettlebell workout with my trainer, Bob.
My Current Fitness Level
At this time, I run 15-25 miles per week, participate in 2 to 3 cardio classes at the gym per week, and workout with weights at least three days per week. With that being said, this DVD had me literally dripping sweat on the garage floor. Keep in mind, it was in the low 30's outside, and the garage isn't much warmer than the outdoor temp. I can only imagine what the cardio version of the workout will be like! I want you to know where I'm coming from as far as fitness level goes so you can determine whether this DVD is a good addition to your home library.
What You'll Need
The Kettlebell Scultped Body DVD
A large space with high ceilings & room to move left to right
We use our garage as a workout space. There's a pull up bar, a TV, DVD player, additional speakers so you can hear all instructions over the noise of the fan, padded floor mats, and miscellaneous work out equipment. Just back the cars out & get to work. Here's a picture...
You can buy kettlebells at pretty much any sporting goods store, but we bought our set at Walmart. You want to make sure the weight is suitable to swing around & lift over your head for an hour nonstop. Don't go too heavy, or you won't make it through the workout. I purchased the DVD for $5.00 on Bob Harper's web site, My Trainer Bob.com.
What's The DVD Like
About 90% of the time, he had us swinging the kettlebell from between our legs....all the way up to our chest (or higher). After you get used to the two handed approach, he switches you to one hand at a time. Switching back and forth in mid air. There was lots and lots and lots of that action. We did squats and lunges a good portion of the time. We also did push ups. Then, there were these push ups where you creep your way across the floor on your hands and toes (in military push up position), stop and do a push up (military style), and creep your way back to the other side where you do another push up. I love that Bob goes into great detail on form. Over and over again, he reminds you about your form. It's so easy to do the moves in a way that would end up doing more harm than good. Reminders along the way help prevent that from happening.
My Overall Thoughts
It was a great workout. The time flew by. I'm assuming that was because it was such a different workout than what I'm used to. I had to think, focus on form, try new moves. I would love to add this into my weekly routine!
Interested in other Bob Harper DVDs? I've reviewed one other My Trainer Bob DVD. Here's a link: