Archive for April, 2011
A one arm kettle bell press can help to strengthen your shoulders and your triceps. Begin by standing straight, with your feet shoulders width apart. Squeeze your abs and bend at the waist. Bend down and use an overhand grip to grab the handle of the kettle bell with your left hand. Continue to squeeze your abs and come back to a standing position. Keep your left elbow close to your waist and lift the kettle bell as if you are doing a bicep curl. Hold the position when the kettle bell reaches your shoulder. Place your right arm straight out to the side. Now squeeze your abs, glutes and thighs and press your left arm up, straight overhead. Lower your arm to the curled position and repeat for the full number of reps. Switch arms and repeat the movement for 2 sets of 12 repetitions (on each arm) to start.
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Try this kettle bell exercise that you can do on a balance ball. First, squeeze your abs and bend to grab the handles of two kettle bells of equal weight. Be sure to use an overhand grip as you grab and lift them. Continue to clench your abs tight as you come to a standing position. Curl both kettle bells, as you would in a bicep curl. Hold the position when the kettle bells are at the level of your shoulders. Now sit down on your balance ball, keeping your abs tight and your back straight. Your feet should be about shoulders width apart. Now press your right arm up overhead, looking up at the kettle bell. Lower your arm to the curled position and then press your left arm up in the same way. It is important to keep your balance on the ball by continuously squeezing your abs, buttocks and thighs throughout the set. Repeat the exercise for 2 sets of 12 repetitions (on each arm) to start.
For additional information visit personal trainers in Flower Mound.