The Kettlebell Goddess Workout: How to Achieve and Maintain a Divine Body with the World's Most Effective Tool for Weight Loss, Strength, Endurance and Flexibility
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Now you have a realistic chance to make even a Greek Goddess green with envy as you match if not surpass them for athletic grace and high performance!
In this superbly produced, interactive, menu-based DVD, Senior Russian Kettlebell Instructor, Andrea Du Cane challenges and inspires you to seize that ideal of elegant strength and make it your own.
Andrea s powerful array of authentic kettlebell workouts, plus cool downs and stretches, are guaranteed to reward you with greater energy, greater well being, greater strength and a superb figure. Fit for the Goddess you know you are!
Choose from a wide variety of Upper Body, Lower Body, Abs and Cardio workouts, then mix and match to create your own customized training program for godly perfection. Your results will be strictly divine...
Or simply follow along with one of the six Goddess Workouts for a complete, carefully targeted session designed to carve away the fat and sculpt lean, toned muscles ready and willing to take on the world and win it all. Just like Athena... Just like Nike...
Once the hard-kept secret of elite Russian athletes, special forces and manly men, the kettlebell is now becoming the preferred tool for women who are tired of being merely human and tired of mediocre results and who demand fast fat loss, high energy and exceptional physical performance, now! Let Andrea show you the way...
- Receive inspiring, first-class personal instruction from one of the nation s top female kettlebell athletes.
- Renew yourself with a constant variety of targeted, high-yield workouts that meet your changing needs.
- Redefine your body and exceed your mortal limits, with the divine challenge of Andrea s patented Goddess Workouts.
Kristann Heinz, MD, RKC discusses the Medical Benefits of Kettlebell Training and Pregnancy and Kettlebell Training
While it is possible for beginners to immediately follow along with The Kettlebell Goddess workouts, Andrea strongly recommends that Goddess-newbies study the Quick Start Review of the fundamental kettlebell drills before jumping in:
Quick Start Review
Swing, Clean, Military Press, Front Squat, Windmills, Power Breathing
Artemis: Upper Body
Auxesia: Lower Body
Athena: Full Body Strength
Callipygos: Legs & Butt
Nike: Cardio & Endurance
Odyne: Strength & Cardio Kick-Butt
Joint Mobility Warmup
Upper Body A
Military Press Lat Pulls Bent Arm Pullovers
Upper Body B
See Saw Press Windmills Renegade Rows
Upper Body C
Side Press French press Chest Press & Fly
Lower Body A
Front Squats Dragon Walks Side Lunges
Lower Body B
Box Pistols Step Back Lunges Suitcase Deadlifts
Lower Body C
One Legged Deadlift Overhead Squat Good Mornings
Standing Power Breathing Get Up Situps Slow KB Twist
Power Breathing Crunch or Situp Russian Twist Half Roll Back
Swings Double Swings Double Cleans Figure 8s to Catch
Snatches Swing-Catch-Squat 1-Swing, 1-Clean, 1-Snatch Rolling Deck Squats
Swing- Clean-Snatch Snatch-Clean-Swing Snatches Walking Swings
Cool Down Stretches
Pavel Tsatsouline --dragondoor.com
This is by far the best workout DVD I've found. The exercises are clearly explained and done in real time, including the reps so you don't have to keep hitting the pause key.
There are so many drills and they are laid out in a great format - both as total workouts for cardio, upper body, legs etc, and as individual drills. There is even a list of suggested drill groups for daily and weekly workouts. Nothing is left out. A great workout DVD.
Karen - UK --dragondoor.com
This is one of the best DVD's that I have ever purchased. It is so complete with workouts and instructions. The variety is terrific. I really enjoyed Andrea in "From Russia with Tough Love", but this is the best. Nicole and Kristann are a wonderful compliment to her and very much inspire me to keep working to get better. I tried to just watch the video without picking up the kettlebells, but I couldn't. I had to jump right into a workout. I am glad I did. First the warm up was one of the most thorough that I have ever had. Then the exercises really hit the mark. I had such a pump in my lower body and an overall rush all over. Then the nice cool down made me feel like I really accomplished something. I plan to keep on doing the workouts. Thanks for the Kettlebell Goddess Workout. Please keep up the good work!
Robin McGill - Tampa, FL USA --dragondoor.com
Top Customer Reviews
The workouts on this video are very short and tough. The Goddess workouts are less than 30 minutes, including warm-up and cool down. The add-ons and drills are less than 15 minutes. If you are short on time, these workouts fit the bill. If you want a longer workout, you'll have to get creative with the chapters.
There is a PDF file on the disc that you can print out to ge a better understanding on how to combine the sections to create your own workouts.
The instructors don't talk much. There are no cues as to when to start ("Ready? And,...begin...," etc...) Counting can only be heard as part of the breathing. The lead instructor provides minimal guidance. Some of the basic movements are explained in separate chapters, but other moves you'll have to learn on-the-fly, with no explanation.
One instructor, who is also a doctor, looks a bit panicked some of the time, and her form falters during many of the exercises. She sometimes loses her balance, looks like the KBs are controlling her (rather than the other way around), or just looks like she's struggling to keep up.
Some of the exercises use two KBs - two-handed cleans and swings, for example. Many of the exercises can be done with regular dumbells - renegade pushups (pushups with alternating lat pulls), single leg squats (called 'pistol box squats', I think), back lunges, waiter walk, dragon walk, deadlifts (good mornings), etc.
I think the layout of the chapters is a good idea for someone who is motivated to create their own workouts.Read more ›
There are several full workouts on the DVD as well as the option to create your own. They use heavy weights. I only use an 8 pound bell but am getting great results. (I tried the routines with my 4 pound bell but didn't feel it was much of a challenge.) Each workout runs about 30 minutes. It doesn't seem like much time but the routines are intense. You cover a lot of ground in this short time. The prompting is good.
It is worth the price.
The DVD is led by Andrea Du Cane, a Master RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certified) Instructor. She is joined by two other RKC instructors, Nicole Du Cane (who leads the stretch segment) and Kristann Heinz, M.D. The three women are exercising in a rather sparse studio with concrete floors; kettlebells are set about on pedestals. There is NO music during this DVD and very little talking overall--i.e., Du Cane often simply introduces the exercise and the begins the repetitions, with virtually no setup, form pointers, or other information.
The Main Menu of DVD breaks down into MANY different submenu menus, as indicated by ellipses. Here are the options from the Main Menu, with brief comments and times added by me:
*Introduction (Andrea provides a 5min overview, including the general layout of the DVD, the option of using 1 or 2 kettlebells, and the importance of wearing flat-soled shoes)
*Quick Start Review...
*Medical Benefits from Kettlebell Training (Kristann reviews general exercise benefits; 4.5min)
*Pregnancy and Kettlebell Training (Kristann discusses kettlebells and pregnancy; 8min)
*Get the Most Out of Your Kettlebell DVD (this option instructs the viewer to place the disc in a computer drive, which will access a PDF file with additional tips on programming your own workout, breakdowns of the Goddess workouts, and suggestions for workout rotations)
*Contact Information...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Are there more workouts? Love this workout. Its perfect for both my husband and I . Thank you Andrea Du Cane!Published 4 months ago by Heidi M.
This is the second time I have received this DVD (I wore out the first copy). Working out with Andrea Du Cane is easy. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Donald L. Lagasse
Has to be the worst work out DVD I have ever purchased. No music at all just a lot of heavy breathing. Not motivating in the least and can be done with hand weights. Read morePublished 11 months ago by missmaui
Absurd bordering on comical. The worst dvd I have ever purchased. The skill level appears poor as the older performer wavers about with poor balance. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Toni L. Medvetz
Im not sure why I ended up paying 41.99 for this DVD. It doesn't even work on my DVD player. And I cant get a refund or replacement on it either. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Terri
workout is fine, there is no back ground music. You can hear the girl breathing into her microphone.Published 15 months ago by CEliason
Excellent workouts. I could feel a difference quickly. But it is not the most entertaining video either.Published 17 months ago by Derfette