Bob Harper: Kettlebell Cardio Shred
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I've been doing kettlebells for some time now and if you've never tried one, I have to say you are missing out. Unlike many things that enter the market and become a workout fad, this has, instead, blown up in popularity even with professional body builders and it's easy to see why. You use muscles you wouldn't ordinarily use and you have FUN working out with all the swings and moves that feel more like a game than repetitive handweights moving up and down and its been proven that the kettlebell workouts burn more calories in less time and I concur.) Additionally, I use my kettlebell in any other workout where they ask me to hold two weights in one hand. It's simply more comfortable.
That said, as far as a fantastic workout...this will push you and you will quickly see results. While I normally use a 12 lb kettlebell even though I use 2 7-lb. dumbbells when working out, this one really works best for me if I use a lighter kettlebell due to the repetitive reps rather than varying movements.
So here's the thing...I have mixed feelings on this one. Bob is his regular awesome, inspiring, motivating self.Read more ›
1. Almost 50% of this workout is old-school calisthenics (push-ups, burpees, etc.) and aerobics! This is completely unnecessary for a kettlebell workout, and suggests to me that he either doesn't trust the full cardio benefits of kettlebells by themselves, or doesn't trust that the people who buy this DVD already appreciate the benefits of kettlebells. You do a kettlebell move or two, and then immediately put those down to do something from your eighth-grade gym class.
2. At best, techniques are presented as little pointers. For example, barely 10 minutes in, he's doing high windmills with just a word or two on technique. There's nothing on this DVD to thoroughly demonstrate or explain how to do this move - or any of them - safely and properly. (I guess he's assuming you bought the Bob Harper kettlebell and watched the DVD that comes with that. Since I already own a non-Bob Harper kettlebell, I'd say that's a risky assumption.)
3. There's no rest, not even a few seconds' worth, between kettlebell and calisthenic moves, and for this level of intensity, there SHOULD be. It's very easy to think you're not working as hard as you really are when swinging a kettlebell, and Bob should know better.
4. There's no chapters, no way to skip the 5-minute warm-up if you've already been doing something else, and the only 'extra' is a trailer. There's no suggested workout schedule like on his Biggest Loser DVDs, no section on kettlebell moves and safety, nothing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This workout is in my regular rotation, and I like it a lot. Here are some of the reasons:
- You can vary the weight of the kettlebell you use, so the intensity is... Read more
Worst DVD ever - got pornography embedded. If you can't produce a clean DVD, don't even bother. Don't use workout as a front.Published 5 months ago by Janet Monaghen
I have done this workout countless times and really think it is great. Don't get me wrong, it is the real deal. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Brian from Ohio
It was the worst. Looks like it's his first exercise tape before the Biggest Loser Show. Don't buy.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very pleased. . . all comments i would make would be: POSITIVE. . . Happy with my purchase!!Published 10 months ago by Winnie Mahan