Busy and over 40? Here’s a great kettlebell workout for you!

We live in a very hectic world. Most people over the age of 40 already have a lot on their plate. Busy and stressful careers, family obligations, keeping up with their friends and of course watching their health and putting in some exercise time.

Physical workouts are meant to rejuvenate the body, stimulate muscle growth, help with fat loss and induce a state of well being. In the words of Lee Haney, when you work out you should “stimulate, not annihilate”. The more we age and the busier we get, the more this becomes the absolute truth about fitness and health.

Today, I will share with you a great kettlebell workout for busy people over 40 that is short, fun and very effective for achieving a great physique.

Tips for the Kettlebell swing

The 2 things you need to know are:

  1. Always start with a weight that you are comfortable with for high reps,
  2. Always use good form to protect your body and get all the benefits.

Note for Beginners

Be careful if you want to start training with kettlebells. While you can find a lot of great resources online that can help you, the best way is to have a certified kettlebell expert show you how to do things.

A good point to tell if your form sucks is a sore lower back (during or after your workout). You should be feeling the burn in your hamstrings and not in your back. If you feel any discomfort in that area, stop what you are doing. If on the next day, you feel sore in your lower back, then you did something wrong while you were training.

When and who should do this workout?

This workout is great for all levels of trainees. From the novice to the experienced veteran, all levels can greatly benefit from this.

It is something I do when I am having a bad day and want to mix things around. Or when I really need to work out after a very busy week without destroying myself.

The workout

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by Nick Sigma CWC, EH, E-YRT200

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