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Paige Waehner

New Review: The Kettlebell Boomer - Kettlebells for Seniors

By April 7, 2011

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I've been working on a few articles for older adults, so I asked my 89-year-old grandmother how she's managed to stay so energetic and active. Her response: "I drink a lot of wine." My response: "No, really. This is a serious question for an article I'm writing." Her response: "Really. I drink a lot of wine."

I just love her sense of humor (at least, I hope she was kidding).

What she also does is take regular water aerobics classes at the local YMCA and she's also considering something else, something that many exercisers, much less seniors, wouldn't consider: Kettlebell training.

Swinging heavy weights around may sound like something for powerlifters or extreme athletes, but anyone, especially seniors, can benefit from training with kettlebells...if you do it right. The best way is with one-on-one instruction but, if that's not an option, the next best thing is The Kettlebell Boomer, an excellent workout DVD and introduction to kettlebell training for seniors.

This video makes kettlebell training accessible to anyone and is a great to work on things like endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. Check out my review to learn more and be sure to leave a comment if you've tried kettlebell training. What do you think about it? Are you an older adult who's taken the plunge? Leave a comment and tell us about it.

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Comments
April 7, 2011 at 8:17 am
(1) bev says:

I do kettlebell workout DVD’S along with other forms of workouts. Really love how you break a sweat with little effort. I use a 10lb bell. I agree with the grandmother. I drink beer, but not a lot. Just enough to relax.

April 9, 2011 at 5:29 am
(2) Custom Built PT says:

Yes I agree that the best way is one to one instruction but this is not always possible. The Kettlebell Boomer has made it very easy for the people by putting some very good training sessions in the DVD. This is easily accessible by any user and they can take the benefit of it without any hassle.

April 11, 2011 at 6:58 pm
(3) Cheryl says:

I have been working out to a kettlebell DVD every morning for the last 2 months. I have lost so many inches in my arms and legs. I find that this is the quickest way to burn fat and tone your entire core. I started with a 7lb, then 10lb now I use a 15lbs. Im not quite ready for a 20lb yet. This workout far succeeds the results I was slowly getting from the gym machines. I also do about 30 min of treadmill too..

April 12, 2011 at 11:36 pm
(4) Kim says:

I first tried kettlebells last year, when I was 54, and fell instantly in love with them. They are surefire way to get your heart rate going and see fast results. I don’t use them as often as I should right now because I am doing so many different things, but your article reminded me of their benefits and I will bring them back into my workouts at least once weekly now.

April 13, 2011 at 9:54 am
(5) Mike says:

I first used a kettlebell about a year and 3 months ago. I got one for my birthday from a good friend. I have never been so in debt. That moment sparked my love for the workout. I started with a 15b, then moved to a 25 lb about 4 months later, then bought a second 25lb and whoooah what a difference a second one makes, 8 months later i’m swinging two 40 lb bells and enjoying every bit of it. I used to have low back problems and since then i’ve not only relieved that pain i’ve lost well over 30 lbs and inclreased my arms size, core strength, and back muscles. Indeed a workout that gives results!

April 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm
(6) Ungenita Katrina Prevost says:

Thanks to Kettlebell Boomer’s DVD’s

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